Are We Keeping the Blindfold on Lady Justice?

Lady Justice and Her Sliding Blindfold Justice is blind. At least, it's supposed to be. But In the court of personal opinion, we like to peek, don't we? How often do we base right and wrong on who is involved? If a friend does something bad, it's tempting to try to...

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Keeping a Journal: Past Light Still Shines Today

Journal Keeping Journal keeping is a helpful spiritual practice. Do you keep one to mark your walk with Christ? For 20 years I've recorded praises, complaints, requests, and answers. Looking back at previous entries not only points to where I've been, it sometimes...

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A Helpful Question We Can Ask After Harvey

The First Question We Tend to Ask There's a question I'm sure has been asked numerous times since Hurricane Harvey touched Texas: Why? Why did this storm flood our nation's fourth largest city? And why did it hit those other towns besides Houston? Evacuating several...

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Our Measuring Stick for Charlottesville

A Measuring Stick for Charlottesville What measuring stick are we using to evaluate the deadly violence and intimidation last weekend in Virginia? How sad that white nationalists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters. On May 30, I posted Animal...

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Three “Comp”s to Avoid When It’s Not Our Time

A Time for Everything There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Recently a friend was featured in the newspaper for being the subject of an article in a national magazine. She writes a biweekly column in our...

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Three C’s God Uses to Change Us

Change: Life's Only Constant Are you ready for change? You may have heard that the only person who really likes change is a crying baby with a wet diaper. Isaiah 6:1-8 describes three C's God used to transform his life. God will use these same C's to make you and me...

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Four Ways the Psalms Offer Us Wisdom

Wise Psalms The book of Psalms is more than an ancient song book. Like the book of Proverbs, the 150 psalms offer us plenty of wisdom to light our journey ahead. You and I find wisdom expressed in four ways. 1. About God to us Commit your way to the Lord; trust in...

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Did You Catch My Last Two Guest Posts?

Two Recent Guest Posts Two of my posts this month were as a guest writer on other sites. Although both are geared for writers, the principles I describe apply to everyone. 1. June 10 - "Three Hard Lessons I Learned Writing Nonfiction" at Almost An Author (A3). Knowing...

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Making Sure Our Knot is Secure

Tying the Knot They literally tied the knot. Halfway through this popular month for brides and grooms to become one, I think of the last wedding ceremony I participated in. To symbolize the unity of their relationship, Josh and Catherine could've lit a unity candle or...

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Animal Worship: Donkey, Elephant, or Lion?

Todd Starnes and Our Favorite Animal Last Tuesday night at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, faculty member Todd Starnes was on fire about his favorite animal. And he is right. In more ways than one. As his work at Fox News suggests, he's on the...

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Why the Old Maid Deserved a Mother’s Day Rose

Kathryn's Rose She deserved a rose as much as any woman at church that day. Kathryn was a retired schoolteacher. Some might call her an "old maid" because she never married. Never raised any children in her home. Yet, each year for our VBS closing celebration, Kathryn...

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Ten Pictures to Tell the Best Story in the World

A Wordless Story The best story in the world can be told in 10 pictures, without words. "Show, not tell" is a writer's mantra. Holy Week is the perfect time to show the cornerstone of the Christian faith: Jesus' death and resurrection. If we jump from Palm Sunday to...

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A Prayer Meme for You

A Prayer Meme for You May this prayer bless you. May God use it to shine light on your journey ahead....

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