Christian Discipline

Should Discipline Involve Hitting?

The number of Christians who discipline their children using humiliation, domination, and violence is alarming! There have even been three instances over the past few years where children have been murdered by their Christian parents all in the name of (so-called) Biblical discipline. Yes, there are several verses in Proverbs that mention the use a […]

Finding Hope in all this Hopelessness

*A version of this post was originally published on 9/28/12. Our battle with Bethany’s seizure disorder often seems hopeless. My husband and I are literally helpless bystanders in her battle. Somehow we’ve managed to hang onto a little hope throughout our ordeal. I’d like to tell you how. When Bethany has a seizure, other than administering rescue […]

5 Things NOT to Say to the Mother of a Child With a Life Threatening Illness!

*Please note: A version of this post was originally published on October 7, 2014. Ever since Bethany was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor I’ve been the recipient of much unwanted “medical” and spiritual advice. Bethany has been cancer free for sixteen years now, but because she became permanently disabled as a result of her […]

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7 Books I’m Currently Reading or Will be Reading Soon!

I thought I’d share with you the variety of books I’m currently reading and/or getting ready to read soon! There are seven books on my reading list. You’ll notice that there isn’t a work of fiction among them. That’s because I prefer reading to glean information! My favorite books are those that teach me something! […]

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Christians, Please Stop Saying This to People In Crisis

I am a follower of Jesus! Some people call that being a Christian. I spent many years attending Christian functions and hanging around with other Christians. Hearing and speaking Christian lingo was my norm! “Praise the Lord”, “God is Good!”, and “God has blessed me!” are all relatively harmless phrases that most Christians spew out […]

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Is Happiness Always A Choice that’s Possible to Make?

I’ll bet that probably almost everyone reading this has heard the old say that happiness is a choice! But is it really always possible to choose to be happy in all of life’s circumstances? As a person who has battled with depression off and on for the last 48 years, I would have to say, […]