Category Archives: Opinion

Balancing Humor and Gospel Sober-Mindedness

I love to laugh, be silly and spread humor and ridiculum. It gives me great joy to discover or think up something funny and share it with others. If it makes me laugh, or smile, I figure it might do … Continue reading

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Traveling New Zealand: South Island Majestic Beauty

The first two weeks of 2019 found my husband Mike and I taking a road trip through the stunningly beautiful South Island of New Zealand. The how and why of our ending up there went a little something like this. … Continue reading

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Theology of Gratitude

As those of us who are fortunate enough to reside in the United States of America prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we find a seasonal opportunity foisted upon us to reflect upon the blessings we have in our lives. Those things … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Keep Your Boss Happy

I’m willing to assume that most people who report to a boss are interested in ways to make sure their boss is happy. After all, when the boss is happy, he is easier to get along with, she may treat … Continue reading

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Thoughts From a Forgotten Demographic: Conservative Christians Who Didn’t Vote for Trump

I am troubled by the precipitous decline in civility amongst people in the United States who hold opposing views. This topic has been on my mind for some time. While I don’t often write about politics, I’ve stated before┬ámy thoughts … Continue reading

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To My Friends Who Vote Differently Than I Do: Election Thoughts

Social media has afforded us many benefits as well as drawbacks as a society. One thing that could be viewed as either, depending on your perspective, is the ability to post opinions and all manner of multi-media about topics such … Continue reading

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On Christian Hypocrisy: A Helpful Way to Identify & Sort Out Unseemly Behavior

“Christians are hypocrites.” I’ve heard that phrase uttered many times, often as a stated reason why someone has no interest in attending church or examining Christianity for themselves. To be sure, it is not difficult to find people who claim … Continue reading

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When It is Time to Replace Running Shoes (A Personal Account)

Sometimes I can be slow to internalize things. I might need to learn a lesson a few times before it gets through my skull and into my decision-making process. Pair that quality with a frugal mindset and a hesitation to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Overstated Enthusiasm in Language

I have a problem. It seems to be a problem, anyway. Too much enthusiasm. To the point that perhaps its value is diluted. Does that sound like a problem to you? Allow me to explain further. I am a naturally … Continue reading

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Unpacking a Piece of the Most Important Commandment (If You Don’t MIND)

When I learn something significant or a truth hits me in a new way, especially when it pertains to knowledge of God or spiritual life, it can feel like an earth-shaking moment. Has that ever happened to you? Today, I … Continue reading

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