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Love That the World Calls Hate

Love That the World Calls Hate

How can a Christian convey love and simultaneously live according to truth, in a world that deems the truth unloving? It’s a question that has reverberated in my life in so many ways. It is also a question that I believe will become more and more important for every Christian to answer in the days […]

Attempts at Doing the Whole of the Gospel by a Partially-Gospel-Oriented Girl

Attempts at Doing the Whole of the Gospel by a Partially-Gospel-Oriented Girl

Sometimes the narrow way is just very, very difficult to discern. Even when you hear God’s voice and understand what He wants you to do, it’s usually a bit thorny to figure out precisely how to actually implement His will. Ya know, what with our sin and all. Let’s just take me, for example. Since […]

Suffering for Good

Suffering for Good

Today my youngest daughter and I went by Dominic’s grave. Just a brief visit, we stopped by to…remember? Grieve? Reacquaint ourselves with the fact that we really did have a baby? I don’t know why we went, maybe for all of the above. Afterward came the inevitable musings: “I miss Dominic, Mom”. “I wish he […]

Justice Girl

Justice Girl

I didn’t think it was possible, but since Dominic I’ve actually become even more intense. On a scale of 1-10, I pretty much live life above an 8. All the time. There’s just not much in this world that I don’t care about. Every political issue that concerned me before is now an undying passion […]

The Kiss

The Kiss

I found the verse on one of my “I just need to hear a word from the Lord” random Bible openings. I’d already done my regular, organized devotion, but felt like I needed more words from Him. I do this periodically – just open up and see where I land. This time it was on […]

Easter’s Message of…Not Tolerance

Easter’s Message of…Not Tolerance

I hate tolerance. Wikipedia (the source for all things cultural, of course), defines tolerance as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.” The United Nations’ Declaration of Principles on Tolerance defines tolerance as “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich […]