Category Archives: Faith/Values

Why anniversaries are such beautiful things …

Recently my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. In the grand scheme of things, our married life is only a few years old and we have so much more to learn. On the other hand, I find myself already … Continue reading

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A flag for the Fourth of July?

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Today’s the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence more than 200 years ago – the first time that a colony broke “from the parent stem in the history of the world.” (Quote … Continue reading

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Lovely C.S. Lewis quote on diversity

“If grace perfects nature it must expand all our natures into the full richness of the diversity which God intended when He made them, and Heaven will display far more variety than Hell.”

― C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

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A chilling reminder from Nazi Germany

Over the weekend I finished reading Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts,” which a friend recommended to me. I haven’t read much narrative nonfiction before, but this one is amazing. I could hardly put it down. It made me … Continue reading

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The power of names across cultures

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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls documentary film on human trafficking

Recently I had the opportunity to watch a documentary film that I believe has changed, and will continue to change, my entire life. It was Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, and it deals with the industry of human trafficking – modern … Continue reading

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Matthew 18:15-17 model of marriage resolutions?

An interesting Huffington Post article about New Year’s resolutions got me thinking. I rarely make New Year’s resolutions because, like so many others, I find that resolutions made on any day of the year without serious follow-up are doomed to fail. … Continue reading

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The art of self-entertainment (and are we losing it?)

Give a man to fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give my husband a soccer ball, and he becomes a little kid again. (Hehe…) Some of … Continue reading

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Is social media sharing compatible with the Christian walk?

Don’t get me wrong; I’m comfortable using social media. I’m active on Facebook, Twitter and beginning to be on Pinterest as several of my friends are raving about it. But the more I hear about and share through social media, … Continue reading

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Moving out of your parents’ house

I recently came across this interesting article from Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, “Moving Back in With Your Parents? 5 Tips to Make It Easier.” And that, of course, got me thinking about multicultural differences. For many cultures, living with your parents is … Continue reading

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