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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2006’

List of Fears

So I’m flipping through a book to help Christian women identify and embrace their “purpose” in life and on one of the pages, there is a list of potential fears. (You’re supposed to check the ones that apply to you.) The list includes things like abandonment, breast cancer, confrontation, dying young, enclosed spaces, flying, giving a speech, heights, rejection, snakes, …

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Ethics & 22-Year-Olds

One of my favorite undergrad classes (at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois) was an ethics course by Dr. Paul Jensen. Probably the smartest student in my entire graduating class (a woman named Jennifer W.) typed up a number of (at least to me) interesting and/or HYSTERICAL comments that she had recorded from the class. Thought they might give you a …

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Sound Theology Takes a Load Off!

In a ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, Lucy and Linus are looking out the window at a steady downpour of rain. ‘Boy,’ said Lucy, ‘look at it rain. What if it floods the whole world?’ ‘It will never do that,’ Linus replies confidently. ‘In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised Noah that it would never happen again, and the sign of the …

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Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses?

I once asked a favorite Sunday school teacher (and professor and “spiritual father” to me in undergrad.) how he engages Jehovah’s Witnesses in discussion when they come to his door to proselytize. (Back then at least), this was his “plan”: 1. Explain to them what THEY believe: There is one God (“Jehovah”)–I agree! And it it not possible for there …

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Christlike Dialogue

While listening to Jeff Rosenau tape on Christlike Dialogue, a woman running for local office knocked on my door and asked for my support. She was (by her own terms) a “liberal” … liberal Christian, liberal Democrat, etc. etc. And of course (although I really eschew using such labels), I could probably be rightly described as a “wacko conservative.” But …

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Elizabeth Still Trusts in God

Did you read this article in Christianity Today about a young girl named Elizabeth? Again–as I continue to review notes & articles that I’ve filed over the years–I was astounded by the mercy of God even in the midst of abject horror. (Quoting excerpts from the article … “Elizabeth, a Christian teenager, was forcibly confined to a brothel, where for …

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“My Life for Yours”

Yesterday, feeling ill with a cold/flu and yet trying to be “productive” on a work-around-the-house-family-day Saturday, I spent nine hours archiving & purging & organizing files. (Every system needs maintenance, right? 🙂 ) I found MANY articles / notes / letters / cards … just things that I have kept for various reasons … sentimental memories, ideas for future projects/blogs, …

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Please pray!

I just learned that Dr. Paul Tripp’s daughter was seriously injured last week in a pedestrian (his daughter!)-SUV accident. Please pray for this dear brother in the Lord and his precious family! You can read the details of the accident and how the Tripps are doing here: NicoleNews Thank you, friends! — tkb

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A Proverb a Day

I was recently purging my files (ahhhh — hanging file folders and electronic subdirectories too!) and I read through a file that I just call, “Practical Helps.” In it, I found a document that reminded me of a time in my Christian walk when a friend recommended that I read one Proverb a day for a month and then PRAY …

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Hi Florida!!

Just a note to say hello to my new friends in Florida! And to thank you for the joy of serving at your women’s retreat this past weekend. I hope we can visit again this side of Heaven! With love, Tara B.

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