Yearly Archive:: 2013

Falling in Love with Strangers

Thanks to a quick “flirting with a stranger” moment, I realized just how easily we as girls can get our thoughts all tangled up in guys. Guys we have never met. Guys we hardly know. And guys who give us the slightest bit of attention. So what can we do to avoid getting emotionally caught up in a guy?

Rumor Has It

Sooner or later people are going to be talking and the subject matter will turn to you. Maybe what they’re saying is true. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, it is no fun to be caught in the rumor mill. So how should you respond the next time rumors are being spread about you?

Sin

When God Asks To Take You Skydiving

God has asked me to go skydiving. Well . . . not literally. It’s a metaphor for doing something really, really terrifying. Tomorrow I will step behind the microphone usually reserved for Lies Young Women Believe author Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She’s a gifted Bible teacher who has recorded thousands of radio broadcasts. Me? I’m a momma and a goat farmer who has never taught a radio program in my life. But God presented the opportunity and asked me to jump. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach and that same shaky feeling that I imagine I’d have if I were really jumping out of a plane.

From The Archives: A Lies Guide To Halloween

Every year as fall hayrides and pumpkins melt into haunted houses and jack-o-lanterns, I feel a little torn. As a Christian, should I find a not-so-scary way to participate in Halloween festivities? Should I sideline myself because there are some spooky elements? Should I let this holiday’s history as a Druid festival of the dead bother me or should I feel free to participate in the modern version of the holiday complete with fun costumes, hot apple cider, and my favorite treat, fun-sized Snickers?