There is a glaring hole in our fight against abortion. It is found in our churches among the quiet pre-service whispers as she walks by. It is heard at Sunday dinner as her name bounces back and forth across the table among interjections like, “But she comes from such a good family!” It is seen in the averted eyes and not-so-subtle head wags. “Wait you … Continue reading Chad Ashby: Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy Is Not a Sin
From The Morning Center’s blog: It’s amazing the difference one person can make. Let me back up. The Morning Center just won a $50,000 grant from Cultivate Wines. This particular grant is won by gathering a tribe to vote daily at the Cultivate Wines website. Every person over 21 can vote once per day, and the total number of votes at the end determines the winners. … Continue reading THANK YOU! The Morning Center won!
Visionary Womanhood is sponsoring a giveaway of an excellent new book! To kick off the month of May and our theme of Women and Dominion, I’m really excited to introduce you all to a book I’ve been waiting for MONTHS to be released. It’s finally here! And Leah Smith’s Diapers, Dishes and Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World is everything I knew it would be! … Continue reading Diapers, Dishes, and Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World (Interview with Author and a Giveaway)
Michelle Duggar has a great post up over at Parentables: There are a lot of reasons why serving the community is important to me, but one of them has to do with my father. His father died when he was 4 years old and my father’s mother had four babies all under the age of 5, all born pretty close together. And this was when … Continue reading My Father’s Story: How a Small Kindness Can Make a Lifelong Impact
Trina Holden has a wonderful “confession” up at Passionate Homemaking: My addiction was out of hand. Though I knew it was unhealthy, I indulged multiple times a day, couldn’t go 24 hours without withdrawal symptoms, and constantly made excuses for my habit. My vice? Social Media. This tool – wonderful for networking, business, and ministry – was taking more from me that it was giving. … Continue reading Social Media – Inspiration for Finding Your Balance
Do not be bound together with unbelievers, for what partnership have righteousness and lawlesness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the Living God . . . (2 Corinthians 6:14-16a, NASB)
Denver Seminary occupies a position of trust in the Evangelical community. This trust requires you to act with due care and diligence, testing the spirits (for we know that not every spirit comes from God) and holding fast to that which is good, guarding the deposit of faith and training your students to give an answer to all who ask. In the matter of Vaun Swanson and Pomegranate Place, you did not do this. You have acknowledged your error in this and removed the video from the seminary’s website. For this, I and faithful Christians who care about Denver Seminary thank you. Although, I must note that as of this writing (7am on 2 June), the video is still posted on the seminary’s YouTube channel.
What is of continued concern, however, is that more than a month after you were first notified of the nature of the “ministry” at Pomegranate Place, you are still unable to determine whether it is “consistent with the seminary’s beliefs and values”! Please allow me to help you make that determination by briefly going over some of the information available on their website and then highlighting just three areas of concern regarding the commitments and belief systems of the “Affiliate Guides” promoted on the website. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Mark Young, President of Denver Seminary”
From Kelly Crawford: Personal trials always push us to answer theological questions–to unpack the character of God and to wrestle with the hard facts. Is suffering the judgement of God? Is it meant for me personally, or is it a corporate judgement? Does God allow it or cause it? Is God testing my faith or is suffering purely random and coincidental? From what we know … Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen?
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If you’ve been following LAF’s posts for the past ten days, you know all about the devastating losses experienced due to the tornadoes in Alabama and other states. LAF writer Kelly Crawford and her family lost their home, vehicles, and most of what they owned in a matter of seconds. Neighbor and fellow blogger Sherry Lee lost not only her home and possessions but also her husband of 30 years and the father of her children.
There are several fundraisers in progress to help these families begin to rebuild, replace vehicles, and start over (see earlier posts). But we’ve gotten lots of comments from people wanting to know if there was a special way they could assist these families. Knowing the Lees and Crawfords personally, I began to try to think of a unique way LAF readers could bless them. LAF reader Carol K. dropped me a line to ask if either family had a mother or daughter who liked to sew and mentioned wanting to send sewing supplies if that was the case.
The light bulb went on in my head immediately, as both the Crawford and Lee ladies love to sew and produced many of the things their families wore or used around the home. So we began to swap ideas about how we could pitch in to rebuild those sewing rooms. With the loss of really important, “big ticket” items like homes and vehicles, sewing machines, patterns, fabric, and other supplies would naturally be pushed to the bottom of the list of priorities. So we decided to start an online “sewing bee” of sorts to fill this need. Continue reading ““Sewing Love” for the Lee and Crawford ladies”
Far across the ocean in East Africa and without Internet for a week, I got the news about the terrible tragedies in Alabama second-hand. My husband had gone out to send some email Thursday at a local cafe’ and called me with the news he’d just received. I gathered our children around to tell them that our precious friend and former neighbor, Tom Lee, had … Continue reading Update and How to Help
Amy over at Humble Musings has had marvelous posts over the years. This one she put up yesterday is just an example of her straightforward, biblical thinking and loving application of God’s Word. Beautiful. Ah, realistic expectations. Pesky little things. When I floated an idea to my husband yesterday, which may or may not have been crazy-ambitious (depending on which medication you’re on), he said, … Continue reading Expectations and broken people