How to Be Like Jesus: What Serving Does

We called her the Little General.

I was visiting my new boyfriend’s church one Sunday morning and felt a hand clamp my shoulder.

I turned around to find an older woman with bright eyes and a genuine smile.

“I wanted to meet you,” she said. 

I don’t remember what all she said to me in that short conversation, except for one thing.

“I’m the wedding coordinator around here, you know.” She gave me a conspiratorial wink.

I’m sure my eyes popped wide open and my jaw dropped two inches. Don’t say that so loud! We’ve only been dating for two months!

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Why #metoo Is More Powerful Than You Think

The TV at the gym was silent, but I headline across the bottom of the screen read, “The Harvey Weinstein Effect.”

When #metoo first materialized on social media, there were those who bemoaned the fact that it was merely the topic du jour and would fade away as quickly as that stupid “What color is this dress?” argument.

But it hasn’t. If anything, it’s picked up steam in all the major media outlets and Harvey Weinstein isn’t the only man whose despicable behavior is being called out and rightfully vilified.

There are others, and lots of them.
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One Important Book Every Woman Should Read

I thought I was the only one. Or at least, a rarity.

Uninvited. On the outside looking in.

It turns out, the feeling is almost universal, at least, according to Lysa TerKeurt’s book, Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and LonelyUninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, Lysa TerKeurst

And that means that maybe you, too, need some guidance to deal with rejection. Read more

My Bohemian Garden: One Truth About God’s Love

I wrote a couple weeks ago about my unintentional garden. It’s a 4′ X 4′ tangle of weeds, tomato plants, and one prolific bell pepper plant.

Seriously, the bell pepper plant has four stalks with a dozen blooms each. The first stalk already has a dozen baby peppers forming. If it keeps it up, I won’t have to buy frozen bell peppers for a year.

And that’s not even mentioning the bountiful tomato plants!Garden, One Truth, God’s Love, Bohemian, Tomato, pruning
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Bill Cosby Wants to Teach Youth to Avoid Sexual Assault? Physician, heal thyself!

I didn’t want to believe it. When the first few women spoke out about being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, I admit, I’m guilty of being dubious.

No one wants to get out the pitchforks for America’s dad. He’s the lovable, 79-year-old man we invited into our living rooms every week. Not even a jury of his peers will convict him in court, apparently.Bill Cosby, sexual assault, youth, Time Magazine

I get it. He’s Dr. Huxtable, for crying out loud! And he brought us Jello Pudding Pops. Who doesn’t love some creamy, frozen chocolate bliss on a stick?
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