Devotion: How is Carving a Pumpkin Like Being a Christian?

I used to be completely against acknowledging anything about Halloween. When I learned the true origins based in Paganism, I was convinced that by joining in any of the traditions, I would be condoning paganism, and opening myself to demonic activity. (I do feel that, at this time in my life, I gave way too much credit and attention to evil, even while praying about it) Until I had children.…

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How Does God Feel About Lady Gaga?

For the last few weeks, I’ve stared slack-jawed at the TV while Lady Gaga gyrated across the stage in her scant alien-esque costumes, and said shocking things to the American Idol contestants while coaching them.  Actually, I didn’t stare too long, since we DVR all our shows.  The Fast Forward button was definitely in order for that occasion.  Soon, I started seeing outraged comments on social media, and even posted one…

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On Eagle’s Wings

Isaiah 40 has always been one of my favorite Bible chapters for inspiration and comfort. (Besides being one of my all-time favorite Tenor Solos/Choral pieces of ALL time- “Comfort Ye My People, Messiah.”) I’m pretty sure anyone who has ever been in a church can quote Verse 31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and…

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The Empty Table

I tweeted this photo yesterday (taken from my BlackBerry), with this caption, “Let this be an everlasting reminder of the day my kitchen table was empty.” I thought it was kind of funny, since my kitchen table is usually filled with craft items, fabric for my 6yo to create Doll Fashions, mail, homework, and sometimes plates from the last meal (GASP!). But then I got to thinking. Scary, I know.…

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I signed up for this

This is what I signed up for. I just didn’t realize how hard it would be. I’ve always wanted to be a mom; I wanted to have 3 kids, stay home with them, and work part-time teaching piano and voice lessons. I have achieved my goals for this part of my life. But this morning, as the puppy was nipping everyone in sight and barking, as the baby was crying…

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