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Modesty Misunderstood 

I discussed the ongoing misuse and abuse of the concept of modesty in a previous post called The Modesty Myth. Although I touched on many of the same points, this article from Desiring God explains it better I think than I was able. In the past I've felt like the lone voice for this perspective… Continue reading Modesty Misunderstood 

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The Stalker: That One Guy Who Threatened to Kill Me

It was a month past my 18th birthday when my brother and I moved 3 hours away to a Christian college campus. The plan was to work on campus until school started which was only a few weeks away and then we planned to attend school and work part time at jobs provided by the… Continue reading The Stalker: That One Guy Who Threatened to Kill Me

faith, marriage

Stop Saying “It’s the Quiet Ones You Have to Worry About”

Many years ago when I got engaged, I was excited to start introducing my future husband to my friends and family. My husband is introverted, as we discussed in yesterday’s post. What surprised me was the comments I got about the fact that he was quiet and reserved. “You know,” I was told, “it is… Continue reading Stop Saying “It’s the Quiet Ones You Have to Worry About”

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Friday Night’s Date Night

Normally,  I post everyday.  That's the goal anyway. As I'm writing this it's after 1am Saturday morning.  My sweet husband took me to dinner at the beach, on a scenic drive, and we're now finally home.  And I have no blog post written for today.  But I had a wonderful evening with a very sweet… Continue reading Friday Night’s Date Night

faith, parenthood

Why I’m Not Sending My Child To Summer Camp

My husband and I met while working at a Christian day camp. My dream in high school was to run my own camp, however, God had other plans for my life. But, when the topic of summer camps comes up I get uncharacteristically quiet. I've friend asked me point blank if I would send my… Continue reading Why I’m Not Sending My Child To Summer Camp

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Why I Don’t Hate Facebook

There's a lot of Facebook hate out there, let's be honest. Even people who use Facebook post about why they hate Facebook and everyone shouldn't use it. Usually, while they're on Facebook. But, for me, Facebook was a godsend. It was an answer to prayer in a very lonely and low time in my life.… Continue reading Why I Don’t Hate Facebook

faith, featured

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This question came to mind today when I thought of a family friend who was diagnosed with cancer and was given weeks to live. This is the question posed by Christians and unChristians alike. For Christians it is a pursuit of understanding how our good God could permit to happen the things we see around… Continue reading Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?

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He’s Alive and Our God Reigns

I am writing this the day before Easter at about 11 pm. My day today did not go as planned. I had hoped to have a nicely recorded and edited version of this song, but that did not happen. I was already struggling with my voice after a long day of not feeling well. Then,… Continue reading He’s Alive and Our God Reigns

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The Saddest Day the World Has Ever Known

The Saturday between Good Friday and the Resurrection must have been the saddest day in history. One could argue that Friday was the saddest day, but from the disciples' perspective, Friday still held hope that Jesus would be released. Saturday, though-- Saturday, the deed is done. The Messiah is dead. Saturday, they wonder: What went… Continue reading The Saddest Day the World Has Ever Known