Are Assumptions Leading You Towards Devastation? Aug 15, 2022

It’s funny what sticks in your mind. I don’t recall many details from the classes I took in high school with Mr. Ross, but I do remember three items. 1) The stories he told about...

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Enabler or Ennobler: Why Can't It Be As Simple As Stop & Go? Aug 08, 2022

Do you ever struggle with how to help someone?

Why can't life be guided by traffic signals? Red light? Stop! Green light? Full speed ahead!

Why can’t the space between “You’re to...

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Has Hardship Made Hope Unbearable? Aug 01, 2022

You prayed, and she still died.

You persevered, and he still walked out.

You took them in and provided a home of safety, nurturing, and love, and the court took them away, sending them back into a...

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The Payoff of Pain Jul 25, 2022

The girl crouched in the dim basement, hammer in hand, downing an emotional cocktail of shame and determination.

One blow. Two. Three. That should be enough. She examined the strike site. Greenish...

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Feel Like God's Turned His Back on You? Jul 18, 2022

Did you ever have that classmate, friend, or sibling who won every game? Because they were older, faster, smarter. Or designated themselves as play-master and invented such complex rules there was...

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Cast Away Jul 11, 2022

Today, students, we’re starting with a quiz. What name would you give this set? {grasshoppers, corn, minnows, worms, crickets} Tick…tick…tick…Time’s up! And the...

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The Cowardly Lion and Thomas Jefferson Jul 04, 2022

Being a Kansas farm girl, I can relate to Dorothy from L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wizard of Oz. More than once growing up we dashed into the basement for protection from a nearby...

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An Unplanned Pregnancy and Three Questions God Asks Jun 27, 2022

Hers was a pregnancy she'd never planned.

It’s entirely unfair! Instead of residing in my homeland – arguably the world’s preeminent nation – I’m traipsing around with...

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Can You Ever Win at the Comparison Game? Jun 20, 2022

 Sundays growing up meant –

-- morning chores in the barn,
-- hurried breakfast,
-- fussing with my two brothers about who was/wasn’t staying on their side of the “line”...

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Four "Truths" Harming Christian Women (Part 2) Jun 13, 2022

“You already have everything you need.”

Well, that’s depressing!

If this is true, the future does not look bright. There’s still too much ignorance and immaturity in me to...

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Four "Truths" Harming Christian Women (Part 1) Jun 06, 2022

“Hey, kiddo, go tell your brothers dinner is ready.”

A smiling face nodded, and feet traipsed around the corner, stopping at the bottom of the stairs.
“Mom says to get down here...

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Have You Renounced Your Citizenship? May 30, 2022

Solemn-faced officials stepped slowly down the aisles, scanning the crowd, ensuring those standing had their right hand raised and were repeating aloud the words the dignitary behind the podium...

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