07 Nov 2019

Not Going Home

John MacArthur, a prominent evangelical pastor, caused controversy when he weighed in on whether the Southern Baptist Convention should allow women preachers and said that Beth Moore, an evangelist and

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30 Oct 2019

The Believer and Hardships

I have been around long enough to remember the ground-breaking invention of Teflon.  It is a layer of resin that is baked onto cookware to help keep food from sticking

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20 Jun 2019

Through the Eyes of a Child

One of the delightful roles in my life these days is Pre-K Sunday School Teacher. Every Sunday I have the privilege of teaching a gaggle of full-of-life kiddos between the ages

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07 Mar 2019

Scriptural Benefits of Fasting

Obedience to God When you fast with an open heart and ear to God and deny yourself of what typically fuels you, all trappings are stripped away and there is

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22 Feb 2019

Fasting 101

See if this scenario sounds familiar….  You walk into work on Ash Wednesday to notice you have coworkers who have ashes smudged on their foreheads and realize the calendar just

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15 Feb 2019

Fasting Facts Sheet

(excerpts from Spiritual Disciplines Handbook,by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun)   Dos and Don’ts Don’t fast when you are sick, traveling, pregnant or nursing. People with diabetes, gout, liver disease, kidney disease,

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01 Nov 2018

Our True Home

If I’m being honest, watching the national news these days feels like a full contact sport. Our heightened awareness of abuse of all kinds, the cutthroat widening of the political

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23 Aug 2018

Keep Showing Up

Cal Ripken Jr., nicknamed “The Iron Man”, is a former American baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001). Ripken

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06 Jun 2018

Thank You, John Paul

Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.  He was known for his energy and athleticism as he enjoyed jogging, weight training, swimming and

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17 May 2018

Big Box Stores

I cannot be trusted with a membership card to a big box store.  My husband carries the card and therefore I can only go to one of these stores when

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06 Mar 2018

Praying Our Goodbyes – A Book Review

Praying Our Goodbyes By Joyce Rupp Book Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson   Life on earth is transitory; birth and death, showers and funerals. We live in a transient society,

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27 Feb 2018

Through the Eyes of a Child

At this time in my life much of my energy goes into my role as a Nana. I often have the privilege of watching my 3-year-old triplet granddaughters and suffice

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