Category Archives: inspirational

Frozen by Fear — What Do We Do?

The other day, I found myself in the middle of a church picnic. It was totally unintentional, and I’ll tell you the story someday, but the upshot is, I was chatting with a safe woman from the group, when I tossed out … Continue reading

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Spiritual Abuse

Years ago in my little town, there was a restaurant that was known not for the quality of its food (above average), the ambiance of its surroundings (cheap chic), or the professionalism of its staff (non-existent). It was famous, and wildly … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need Prayer in Public Schools?

Christians, like all humans, fuss about things, and a central fussing point of the last many years is prayer in schools. “Our country is falling apart because we no longer have prayer in schools,” people say. emphasizing the point with … Continue reading

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Christians Are Not Citizens of Babylon

The 6th century, B.C., was a tumultuous one for the Hebrew people. Always beset and troubled by enemies, the Jewish state, barely holding out in the territory of Judah and its capitol city, Jerusalem, was finally and fully conquered by … Continue reading

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Is Your Church Changing for the Worse?

If you belong to a warm, embracing, encouraging and fun church congregation, today’s post is not for you. All I can advise is this: keep it that way, and you do this by limiting the size and power of leadership/management. When these people … Continue reading

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Be Wary of Near Death Experience Stories

“Did you read the book?” “Nope.” “See the movie?” “Nope.” “Then what makes you think you can have an opinion on the matter?” I grew up in a family of scientists, where not having a PhD in a discipline (and most … Continue reading

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Is There a Secret to Getting into Heaven?

How to get to heaven is a piece of information that we all want to know. The rich young ruler of Matthew 19:16 – 29 (Mark 10: 17 – 30, Luke 18: 18 – 30) asked Jesus, “What good thing … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Queen Anne’s Lace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Queen Anne’s Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the broad white head are … Continue reading

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What Jesus Calls Success

I love reading about the disciples. They’re so refreshingly human, constantly expressing fear and doubt and selfish ambition. One of the greatest gifts the Bible gives us is that it’s written honestly, and doesn’t — like we do — provide … Continue reading

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The Doubting Christian

Doubt is not so much a sin as it is a problem, and like most problems, it’s best to solve it, as opposed to letting it be a part of our continued existence. Too often, when a Christian asks a … Continue reading

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