Author Archives: This Woman Writes

About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.

What Richard Dawkins Teaches Us about God

Many Christians get angry at prominent atheist Richard Dawkins because he speaks out so forcibly against Christianity, God, and the Bible. It’s silly, really, to get angry at such an angry man, one whose bias against God is so strong, … Continue reading

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“Why Do You Keep Doing Things That Hurt You?”

It’s amazing how often we don’t listen to our friends and family who have some fairly intelligent things to say. (The inverse of this is that we pay undue attention to others who frequently don’t care about us at all or … Continue reading

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Just How Equal Are We in Our Society?

I live in a theoretically egalitarian society. I say theoretically because, although the Declaration of Independence which we, in my country, purport to honor, accept, and abide by (along with the Constitution of the United States) avers that “all men are … Continue reading

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What Does “Correct Doctrine” Look Like?

Wait for it. If you’re a Christian asking questions and, not satisfied with the answers you’re being given, you start reading the Bible for yourself to see if what you’re being taught is true, it won’t take long before someone grabs … Continue reading

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Three Questions to Ask about Modern-Day Apostles

We humans are always looking for the next rock-star, or celebrity actor, or anybody with an aura about them that makes us want to join the fan club. Quite unfortunately, it differs little in contemporary Christian circles, and while too many … Continue reading

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How the Corporate World Infects Christianity

Excellence. It’s an intriguing word, one that I, personally, never associate with Christianity, nor my walk with God. Humility, grace, mercy, love, patience, Fatherhood — these words roll gently off the tongue and into the heart, inspiring me daily to … Continue reading

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Other Humans Are Not Our Servants

It is a universal truth that people who like the Jane Austen book, Pride and Prejudice, frequently go beyond mere “like” to excessive admiration. One of my own daughters is just such a fan, revisiting the story in book, movie, … Continue reading

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What Brave Looks Like

We live in a world that worships movies. And while many Christians would swear up and down that they worship nothing but God and have no idols, honest people stop and admit that popular mass media affects, generally in a … Continue reading

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Dear God: Why Is Nothing Happening?

It’s not peculiar that we humans are reassured by knowing that we’re not the only ones going through something. The Internet — a truly free Internet in which we are, quite literally, free to express ourselves without fear of governmental or … Continue reading

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Breathing the Same Air as God

In our latter days of church attendance, we encountered the Michael W. Smith song, “Breathe,” in which the lyrics state, “This is the air I breathe. “This is the air I breathe. “Your holy presence living in me.” The chorus … Continue reading

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