Looking for Love? Where to Look to Find Love

“What are you looking for in a husband?” I asked Sheila on our drive to a love & courtship seminar for members of the Church Of Christ.  “Smart, God-fearing, ambitious, and respects me. Understands me. How about you?” Without skipping a beat: “Witty. Can grow a beard. Someone I can grow in faith with.  Leads […]

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I Don’t Celebrate Christmas

(And there’s more of us than you think) No, I’m not Muslim, Jewish, or a misguided fanatic starting a “War on Christmas.” But if you are, please don’t stop reading. I’m your neighbor. I’m your kid’s teacher. I’m the coffee shop barista. I’m in the car next to you in traffic. I’m a devout, conservative […]

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What’s Your Baptism Type and Why It Matters

I remember exactly how I felt while watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, particularly during the baptism scene: awkward. Wanting to impress his fiancée and her family, the groom-to-be volunteers to be baptized into the Greek Orthodox Church, his fiancée’s religion. The Greek Orthodox Church normally baptizes infants. So, when this adult male wanted to […]

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True Baptism in the Bible

Were you baptized? How were you baptized? Different churches have different ways of baptizing, but are they following what’s written in the Bible? Should a church baptize a person simply because he wants to be baptized? And do all baptisms count?  These days, when people hear the word baptism, they might think of babies being […]

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How Do I Know God is Real?

Is God real? Is He who the Bible describes Him to be? An all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing God who performs epic miracles. His power created the universe, brought the dead back to life, split the Red Sea in half, saved Daniel from the lion’s den, and so much more. Could we handle God’s power exactly as […]

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Christians Don’t Celebrate Halloween

The question It all started with a rather innocuous question: “Mama, why does that pumpkin have a face?” My son, Gideon, was around two years old. Caught off guard, I said what any surprised Christian mom would say when faced with the “Halloween talk” on the sidewalk in front of the grocery store: “Umm, well…” […]

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