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Why “Just Kidding” Isn’t Funny: The Two Types of Kidders

By |2022-07-27T23:55:26+00:00July 27th, 2022|kidding can hurt, respect for others|

H ow do you feel when someone says just kidding? Do you believe that she didn’t really mean what she said? Were the words she spoke hurtful or offensive? Kidding can be a cover-up, and it’s usually not funny at all. As an example, a while back someone I’m close to jokingly made a negative reference [...]

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Why Worry Makes Things Worse: Finding Peace in Trials

By |2022-06-01T01:04:43+00:00May 31st, 2022|finding peace in troubled times, Overcoming anxiety|

P retend for a moment that you’re a woman living in a war-torn country. You know—like all those women we’ve seen on TV for years—hanging on to their babies, running from madmen with assault rifles. Or, more recently, hiding in a factory or a subway to escape an army that doesn’t care that you’re a civilian. [...]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Memorizing Scripture and 3 Simple Memorization Methods

By |2022-03-25T16:01:49+00:00March 25th, 2022|believing the Bible, believing the Bible, faith, methods for memorizing scripture|

I n a minute, I’m going to share 3 simple memorization methods that can help you memorize short or long passages of scripture, even if you have difficulty memorizing—like ME. But first a little story. When I was a teenager I had a conversation with a friend about the Bible. Actually, it was more like an [...]

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Vision Is All About How We See Things. What Do You See For 2022?

By |2022-03-25T16:22:16+00:00January 3rd, 2022|renewing your mind, Vision for 2022|

T here's something about a new year that gives me new vision. It just makes me want to get busy. Right now! Today! It spurs expediency to finish that new book! Lose that extra weight! Start a little business! Work on some drawings! I wonder if that isn’t why God made the earth to revolve around [...]

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Trusting the Writer of Our Story

By |2021-11-09T15:23:32+00:00October 19th, 2021|Biblical fiction, The Struggle for Love by Marilyn T. Parker, women of the Bible|

T o a writer, everything is about story. The characters she or he creates live out their stories through the writer’s imagination. But our real lives are stories too. Sometimes we think that it’s all up to us. That we write our own stories, good or bad. But God is the Author of everything, and He [...]

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