Category Archives: Relationships

Beachside Diversions: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Beachside Diversions by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. There is a sense of nostalgia in Beachside Diversions, as an adult and a child interact, while each continues to reside in her own world, on … 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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Evening Waltz — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Evening Waltz, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: It is a beauteous evening, and a young couple dances in a ballroom of light, motion, movement, and sound. The song is the sound … 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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Lilac Festival

The story of the painting, Lilac Festival, original oil by Steve Henderson: Children, and especially this one, have a special place in Steve’s heart. Having raised four children, and been presented with one extraordinarily beautiful, precocious, and paintable grandchild, Steve … Continue reading

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Do Christians Have a Message Worth Hearing?

In my Norwegian Artist’s younger years, he bicycled around a bit — from Alaska to Argentina, through Central America (for the geographically challenged, there is no ocean separating North and South America), then after a flight across the Caribbean to … Continue reading

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Panic Attack Christianity

I just returned from a visit — a two-hour visit, mind you — to the dentist, which I have chronicled fully in God, the Dentist, at my Commonsense Christianity, BeliefNet blog. Now two hours is a long time to sit in … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating Together

One of the things you learn, when you set out to live the simple life, is this: It’s really simpler than you think. You don’t need to join an Encouragement Group, or fill out a series of charts, or buy … Continue reading

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Homeschool Super Moms

One week after the birth of our first child found us camping with the Creature Who Needs No Sleep. Driven from our hot, stuffy apartment (no air conditioning) we relished the cool, mountain air, not to mention the lack of … Continue reading

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Stop Attacking Yourself

Today’s article comes with a visual, two actually, as an encouragement to you to stop being so hard on yourself. We need to be reminded of this on a frequent basis, not only because so many people are prepared to … Continue reading

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