Category Archives: Current Events

Little Angel Bright — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting Little Angel Bright, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Christmas, like snowfall, prompts different responses in people: some roll their eyes, upset by commercialism; others insist that Santa has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Christians: Bold for Jesus?

I became a Christian at 19. For the first 25 years, I diligently attended church services, which means that I came into regular contact with Christians comfortable in that setting, and for the last eight years, I have been transitioning … Continue reading

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Fear God — Don’t Be Frightened by Him

Discipline is an ambiguous word, easily misunderstood because its two major applications are so at variance with one another. In a good sense, discipline is what athletes do — training their bodies to achieve top performance through practice, hard work, persistence, … Continue reading

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Is Following Jesus Easy?

Following Jesus — while it is truly the only way to find peace and contentment on this contentious planet of ours — is not easy, and while many Christians try to convince themselves that they’re on the narrow road of … Continue reading

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How Narrow Is Your Christian Road?

In our church days, when I sat in an interlocking chair, stared ahead at the big white screen, and sang words that flashed by, I used to wonder, vaguely, if God was calling me to do something, and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Worshiping God, Outside of the Group

If you’re a Christian, and you’ve attended church, then you probably recognize the term: “Worship Service.” This is the time, just after the announcements and immediately before the sermon, when the congregation corporately sings — from the hymnal or off the … Continue reading

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Golden Opportunity: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Golden Opportunity, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: It’s the perfect sunset — a golden end to the perfect day. The breeze has been just right to gently fill the sails, and … Continue reading

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Facebook Fear, Fueled by Christians

This last week on Facebook was one of general fear, anxiety, panic and despair, not so much because everyone was in and out of relationships, or because Lucky Slots wasn’t doing well, but because too many Christians are preparing for the … Continue reading

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Midday Tea: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Midday Tea, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: The answer to the question, “How are you?” used to be, “Fine.” In the modern world, however, the answer has morphed to, “Oh, I’m … Continue reading

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The Dumbing Down of America Marches on

I have a friend who worked for the medical publication industry — which creates articles and circulars that enjoin: “Get your flu shot and eat those veggies!” Years ago, she explained, this written material was created at various reading levels, … Continue reading

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