integrity is thicker…

The most recent writing prompt I received went like this: “Do you defend a loved one’s behavior if you don’t agree with it?” It’s hard to answer this one without knowing particular circumstances. I feel that defending family is a good thing. It’s family. Blood is thicker than water – to be completely cliché. And…

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gray haired lady

I was asked to write about Proverbs 16:31. Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. (ESV) For those of you who don’t know me…I am almost 35, and I have quite a bit of gray hair for someone my age. I’ve been fighting the gray for 10 years…

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Happy vs Joy

I was asked what the difference was between happiness and joy. “Does God really want us to be happy? Is that theologically correct?” These are good questions. I am no theologian. I’d like to be one but I have no delusions at present. What I’ve always heard preachers say is that happiness is only present…

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The truth in love…

I was asked, “What is the best way to speak the truth in love? Truth that is potentially hurtful?” I really wish I had the answer to that question. This attempt to answer will probably provide more questions than answers, I am afraid. A lot of that can be blamed on the fact that this…

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The beauty of story…

I was asked to “find the importance and beauty in a testimony that lacks an exciting climax”. Let’s first look at what typically provides exciting climaxes in the plots of stories. Intrigue. Danger. Hardships. Drama. Conflict. So let’s look at the virtue of a testimony that may be lacking these things and instead see that…

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