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Cultural Pressure and Finding Freedom

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“What will people think?” We may not have that conscious thought when we communicate, post on social media, or decide what to wear, but let’s be honest, it is always in the back of our minds. A book, The Invention of … Continue reading

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Squirrels and the Problem of Evil

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My daughter and her husband are dealing with car trouble; one has been totaled – it was admittedly on its last legs – and the other was in the shop. And why? Wait for it….can’t quite believe it…squirrels! Those small … Continue reading

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Maturity: Grace, Truth and Time

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How would you define maturity? I know it when I see it, but it’s surprisingly difficult to verbalize. According to psychologist and author Henry Cloud, maturity can be defined as follows: “Immaturity is when we ask life to meet our demands … Continue reading

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Spring and Hope

It is my confident hope that spring will one day arrive in Chicago. I have faith that even though I am wearing a wool sweater and boots today and my back yard looks like this… …that in a few weeks it will look like this. … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand: Guns and Refugees

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Back in February, while flipping through Facebook, I clicked on a World Relief video about immigration and an article by Brene Brown on gun control. The first demonstrated what the second described – a line in sand mentality that cuts off … Continue reading

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Resurrection Life

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He is Risen! And one day believers in Jesus Christ will also be raised from the dead. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, … Continue reading

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My Relationship With My Local Church: What Happened?

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God gives every believer gifts that are intended to be used for building up his people, his Church. My husband and I believe that and have served in many ways over the years. We got involved in a small church … Continue reading

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Saved From What?

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Originally posted on Connecting Dots…to God:
Jesus rode in to Jerusalem, 2000 or so years ago, to a “very large crowd” shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in…

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Lent: A Spiritual Reset

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I grew up in a mainline denomination, and there were aspects about it that I admired and other features that were not particularly helpful. One thing that I appreciated, and that I miss, is its emphasis on the church calendar. … Continue reading

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Hope: An Anchor

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A dropped anchor keeps a boat firmly in its location even when the water is churned up and weather conditions are on a rampage. Metaphorically it has come to signify stability and security. The word ‘anchor’ is used only five … Continue reading

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