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Social Justice

Being a Christian in the 2000s is a constant battle, isn’t it? We are so counter cultural – we have to be! These are issues near and dear to my heart, and I believe near and dear to God’s as well.

Caring For Orphans When You Cannot Adopt

In honor of National Adoption Month, I welcome fellow blogger, Naomi Quick, from Living Out 127. Naomi is the author of Don’t Waste Your Wait: Embracing the Journey of Bringing Your Child Home, and she has spoken at a number of events and trainings for prospective and current adoptive and foster families. Naomi loves Jesus. She is married to her best friend, John. They have six amazing, beautiful kids, two of whom have been adopted from the foster care system. Naomi homeschools their tribe of world changers. She is a…

7 Ways Decluttering Can Improve Your Life and Change the World

This fall, I'm on a mission to change my life, and the world… by decluttering my home. I know it sounds fabulous and I bet you’re just covered in goosebumps at the idea of cleaning up your house and yard. I know. I know… However, I am a stressed mom. I really try not to be, but I have certain … well, triggers. Those little things that make me need to stop and breathe deeply as I walk down the stairs in the morning into my family room. It’s the shoes. They’re everywhere, especially the ones that don’t fit anyone…

Pregnancy is a Commencement Too

I’ve been hearing a lot this week about the teen girl, whose school did not allow her to participate in graduation exercises due to her pregnancy. And I just have to say something, from the perspective of the most fundamental Christian I know…. Me.

Redeeming the Days at Redemption Market

It’s World Changer Wednesday and I am excited to introduce Redemption Market and it’s owner, Rhonda LaBatt. I love to share new finds, especially when it’s people or businesses who are out to change the world. Redemption Market is one of these world changers. LaBatt, owner and operator of Redemption Market, began this business with her three teenage daughters in 2013. Her goal was to take what was intended for evil and to turn it around for good. “I started this business in response to a plea from a group of women in…

This Passover Are You a Slave or Free?

Passover begins Monday evening. My family will sit down to a meal of tradition and ritual that is rife with messages of freedom, rescue, and salvation. The Passover is a story of freedom from slavery; a story of freedom from sin, freedom from bondage to the world. When Moses said, "let my people go!" it was a mere echo of God's own voice ringing loud in the heavens, "let my people go!" Each year, we celebrate the Passover as freed believers in Christ, and each year, God reveals new truths to us through this feast. It is…

Pure Religion

Religion gets a bad rap these days. The word has a negative connotation, even in the church. It brings to mind robot-like duties performed because someone told us to once, or meaningless rituals our grandparents did. Phrases like, "oh, she thinks she is so religious," and "are you one of those religious types?" come to mind. Then, of course, we have religious zealots, who are considered full-fledge nutballs. The last thing we want anyone thinking about us, is that we are religious, often correcting people that we…

A Christian’s Response to Refugees

As the refugee debate really heated up in February, I was frequently accused of being unChristian as the President made his decision to temporarily halt the entrance of refugees from certain countries. As a Christian, who takes the Bible and her faith seriously, I was bothered and really had to examine my own heart to make sure there wasn't selfishness or uncaring within. I love people, I pray for God to give me His heart for people, I want to see the world changed for the better. I am an activist. I am also a conservative,…
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