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"Like the Song Says, Comparison Kills"

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"Like the Song Says, Comparison Kills"

 I mean, did my father have some sort of sermon quota that he needed to meet?! Was it absolutely necessary for him to take us through the motions of praying, singing, reading scripture and him teaching about the text? I thought this was the most over the top thing he could have ever done. He was being extra! Clearly, he had not received the memo about snow days.

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Here's the Thing...

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Here's the Thing...

Let’s see, the last time I wrote I was pondering if there was a point to addressing sin.  A couple of readers responded with comments. I took some time to reflect, pause, reflect again, and more time staring at my screen wondering how much I should say and how much I should keep to myself. Here I am, typing…FINALLY posting this entry.  Let’s rewind for a minute and let me explain with a little backstory about myself. So, the thing is, I have attended church since I was inside my mother’s womb. If you didn’t know already, my father was...

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Questioning the Point of it All...

Questioning the Point of it All...

Lately I have been wondering am I being legalistic in my relationship with God and my expectations of others around me. Let me explain why my thoughts have been going in this direction. The last month has been a celebration known as Pride Month here in the United States. During this last month, I have seen people who profess to be followers of Christ with photo filters and status posts advocating the celebration and justifying their actions with hashtags like try Jesus, not me or mentioning that there are musicians and singers in churches that identify with the LGBTIQ community,...

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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

#6. You intentionally come to church late and leave early, avoiding all person-to-person interaction. You just want to know that you ATTENDED church. #5. You picked the church you attend based on community prestige instead of being led by God to a ministry that will help you/your family grow spiritually. You reference the church by the pastor or praise team leader’s name, you barely even remember the name of the church, let alone the physical address. #4. You keep a tight circle among the “church elite” that everyone else sees as a clique. You may be cordial to others but...

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Reflect & Reset

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Reflect & Reset

  In case you were wondering where I have been these last few months, your girl is working on her master’s degree (MBA) and my hubby and I launched a new relationship podcast (Until Forever Podcast). But, just let me say that I have missed this. I have missed writing and connecting with all of you. Thankfully, I am not as busy as I used to be and because of that I get to write more often. Let’s jump into a topic that you have probably heard about hundreds of times, maybe even thousands of times this month. Did you...

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