Category Archives: parents

Shut Up! A true story

Shut Up! The only other time her mother acts like this is when Daddy’s away and three women come over to play bridge. Then, from her bed, the child can hear the ladies jabbering and cackling like strange jungle birds. … Continue reading

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Liberal Tired of Her “Tribe”

The article comes from Secularist Liberal Tired of her “Tribe”   Amazing letter today from a reader. I’ve hidden a bit to protect her identity: I’m a secular/agnostic Californian and longtime reader of your blog. I’ve enjoyed your books beginning … Continue reading

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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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Shame, Guilt, Condemnation

Nope. I’m not supposed to feel any of those emotions. They belong to Satan. But, dang. I sure blew it. Epic fail. The sad soul who’s been squatting in my brother’s basement for, oh, maybe 17 years, was smoking. Sad … Continue reading

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Why Did the Introvert Leave Comfort Zone?

We’re standing in the church lobby, waiting for the doors to the auditorium to be opened. I see a woman I’ve never seen before sitting in a chair. She’s not making eye contact with anyone. I get the urge to … Continue reading

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Five Stars and Two Thumbs up for (FREE!) Memoir

I’m hyper-selective about which books I read..and am so happy to recommend “Trees Tall as Mountains” by Rachel Devenish Ford The story is engaging, funny, serious, raw and well-written. The author is relatable, intelligent, creative and gently, yet firmly God-centered.  She shares her self, her life, worries … Continue reading

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Jesus before all of that….

Did God give Jesus facial features that resembled Joseph’s and Mary’s…the jut of His adoptive dad’s chin, the deep gaze of His mother’s eyes? Did He learn to walk at the same age as His toddler cousins? Did He play … Continue reading

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Delete the Tapes

As always when I call Becky every four months or so for a catch up, we quickly delve into deep conversations. This call was no different. “I remember Mom enrolled me in a dance class when I was a little … Continue reading

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Habits: Good or Bad?

What struck me about Rick at our first session was his transparency. It’s our second session of small group Bible study and he’s still a see-through kind of guy. Rick says, “I used to believe that I was critical because … Continue reading

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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … Continue reading

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