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Rainbow of Hope

Rainbows proclaim hope. An assurance that God will always keep His promises. A confirmation that He is with us even in the darkest of times. A sign of His faithful love and care over us always and forever. 879 more words

Humility: the forgotten evangelical virtue

You can identify them by their fruit – that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? … 788 more words


What does it Really Mean to be Free?

My counselor asked me this question last week,  and I have pondered it ever since.

My mom said when I was a little baby I kicked and giggled and pointed at the birds. 830 more words


Clipping Grace

I say all the time, “God is never stuck for an answer.”

He knows just what we need… just when we need it.

I confess I have really been struggling with a “spirit of offense” because of my church history and having encountered three “fallen” pastors, all in a row. 518 more words


the little church

(TW: spiritual/religious abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, victim-blaming)

Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI said that the family is “the little church.” He also said that, “The family is fundamental because it is the place where there germinates in the human soul the first perception of the meaning of life.” What, then, happens to the child who is orphaned, abandoned, and/or abused? 1,279 more words

Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety, by Elizabeth Esther

I wanted to read this book because I am somewhat familiar with Elizabeth Esther’s story of being raised in a fundamentalist Christian cult. I used to read her blog years ago, and I read her first book, … 207 more words

Book Review

A House Divided

**Important: These views are my own and not necessarily those of the church I work for or my co-workers, whom I have deep affection for. I wrote this out of my own perspective, history and experience only. 750 more words