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Do You Know An Orphan?

As a child my definition of an orphan would be “a child whose mother and father had died.” Unfortunately, that limited definition followed me into adulthood. So consequentially, Bible verses such as James 1:27 were troubling to me. As a Christian, I certainly wanted my religion to be “pure and undefiled.” I have known plenty …

Boy or Girl…..As Long As It’s Healthy

A news report came out this month saying that Down syndrome has been virtually eliminated from the population of Iceland due to abortion. Stories are circulating that prenatal tests are being mandated and that abortions are being required if a mother finds out that her child will have Down Syndrome. The fact is that since …

I’d Never Marry a Preacher

When I met my husband 33 years ago, he was a senior Bible major at Freed Hardeman University. We dated all of his senior year and married the following summer. You may be surprised to know that I had not heard him preach or teach a class until about two weeks after our wedding. At …

Push, Pull, or Carry…Just Get There

In 2014, Peder Mondrup became the first man with cerebral palsy to complete an Ironman triathlon competition. Peder and his twin brother, Steen used special equipment which allowed Steen to swim 2.4 miles while pulling Peder on a raft. He biked 112 miles while Peder sat in front of him. And he ran 26.2 miles …

It’s Easy to…Until You Have to …

How hard can it be to love Jesus? After all he has never done anything but good for me. He tells me to love God with all my heart, soul, and mind and to love my neighbor as myself-(Matthew 22:36-40) which sounds simple enough. After all, I try to be a decent, moral, God loving …