My Faith Journey

Unhappy with Life? Thankfulness Produces Joy!

I have found that consciously smiling actually helps me feel happy; and when I feel happy, I smile more. This upward spiral is so easy to initiate--all it takes is the willingness to start and the dedication to practice it every day. I tried it and it works. My outlook on life has improved, and… Continue reading Unhappy with Life? Thankfulness Produces Joy!

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The Blessing of Children

The Church and Contraceptives: Freedom to Choose to be Foolish?

The pastor and his wife sit down with the soon-to-be-married couple. This isn't a comfortable topic, but they feel it necessary to press forward and get it over with. "So, have you decided what to do about birth control?" The young couple shifts nervously in their chairs as they exchange embarrassed glances. The young man… Continue reading The Church and Contraceptives: Freedom to Choose to be Foolish?

Headcovering & Complementarianism

How is this Real Life?

I know there are people out there who are thinking: "Headcovering, skirts and dresses, no birth control . . . come on--this stuff is not important. How is this real life? What about people on drugs, people starving, sex trafficking? Compared to that, this stuff is fluff. Let's focus on what matters." What matters. Hmmm.… Continue reading How is this Real Life?