Category Archives: self-improvement

Why It’s Important for Christians to READ

Our little library is literally just that — quite little — but it has a generous attitude toward ordering inter-library loan books for patrons, and our family must use up a good portion of their budget each year. We read … Continue reading

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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 inverseĀ 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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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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That Christian Revival You’re Waiting For? It’s Happening

My Norwegian Artist husband was raised in a small church attached to a big denomination, and throughout his childhood he heard about the promised Revival, with a capital R, of God: It was always about to happen, just on the … Continue reading

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The Lies We’re Told

Deception is fascinating. At base, deception is simply lying, which doesn’t sound so mysterious and awesome, but truly good deception is done in such a way that the people accepting the lies, think that they are believing the truth. Deception … Continue reading

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God Just Called Himself a Chicken!

When someone calls us a chicken, most of us don’t take it as a compliment. But when God describes Himself as a chicken, as He does in Luke 14:34-35, it’s worth pausing over the passage and meditating: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Demented Cat: God’s Love

The great thing about having children is that, even when they leave home, they never really do, especially if they live in an apartment that doesn’t allow animals, and they insist upon getting a cat. Such is the saga at … Continue reading

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Worshiping the Wrong God

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “I don’t want to pray for patience, because if I do, God will send all sorts of bad things my way to teach me!” It’s supposed to be a joke, a lighthearted look … Continue reading

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Why Flowers Are More Important Than Stock Options

The story of the painting, Rhapsody of Roses, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve. Rhapsody of RosesĀ is a floral song of exuberant joy, capturing color and form against a soft setting of light against textile. The roses … Continue reading

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