Category Archives: Faith

Recommending a new blog for writers

The Moving Word is a fairly new blog by Richard Mansel.  Some of you may recognize Richard as managing editor of, and frequent writer for Forthright Magazine (also highly recommended).  Richard’s blog includes articles and helpful hints on writing, writing exercises to help improve our … Continue reading

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Some Facts About Christmas

An article from Forthright Magazine by Jon Gary Williams.

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Christ in Christmas? Not in the Bible.

I wonder if Satan sneers (and rejoices, if his evil heart could do such a thing) when he sees people who claim to be Christians bickering with non-believers over whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”, and whether or not to … Continue reading

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Is God Our Dwelling Place?

Moses said it more than once: “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27a ESV). “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations” (Psalm 90:1). Our dwelling place. Not a place … Continue reading

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Introducing Wilburta Arrowood, Christine Lynxwiler and Donna (D.H.) Parker

 Back in October I wrote an entry called “Taking Nominations”.  Since then I have found a couple of other ladies who write books that fit the criteria I listed in that earlier post.  I’m including my own answers in these … Continue reading

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“Honor everyone.” …What?!?

I read I Peter 2 in my daily Bible reading last week.  I’ve probably read it hundreds of times during my life.  How come this never soaked in before?  I always saw “honor the king”.  I saw “love the brotherhood”.  … Continue reading

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A very serious thought: The Baby Grew Up

If you haven’t subscribed to Forthright Magazine (free), you are missing some wonderful spiritual food.  Here is an example. (Used by permission from Forthright Magazine (www.forthright.net).  Copyright © 2008 Richard Mansel.) We love babies. We gather around them in wonder and … Continue reading

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Taking Nominations, revisited

Taking Nominations… I have discovered at least one other writer with published books who fits all seven of the criteria I mentioned, PLUS the bonus!  Her name is Wilburta Arrowood.  She is a Christian in the Kansas City area, and she … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving or “turkey day”?

Which do we celebrate? It makes me sad that the one day of the year our country set aside for giving thanks has degenerated into orgies of overeating and football games, with rarely a mention or thought of giving thanks.  Even … Continue reading

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Thoughts on This Year’s Election (for Christians)

Don’t ever think God didn’t hear our many prayers for the outcome of this election.  He did and he said, “No, not Mr. McCain.”  To us this morning, things don’t look good for our country.  But God can see far … Continue reading

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