Category: Trending Issues

Christians VS Elves

Should a Christian Have an Elf?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

So you have an elf this year. Maybe it’s a nice elf who leaves sweet surprises for your children each night. Maybe it is a naughty elf who does silly tricks and makes messes and memories alike. Or maybe your elf leaves projects for your children so that they can learn more about the nativity…

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How to Change the World in One Day

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The events that unfolded on the other side of the world last week have left none of us untouched. We have all been changed. Yes – changed. When hundreds of people were attacked as they went about their normal lives… it is just too much. The holidays are coming, and the whole world is supposed…

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The Christian Who Didn’t Care About a Cup

Monday, November 9th, 2015

I will be the first to say that I don’t agree with all of the views that Starbucks has shared over the last few years. I will be the first to say that I don’t drink their coffee. But it is not because of the color or design of their cup or the beliefs of…

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The Day that Love Won: A Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

We were on vacation. That is what I will tell my children when they ask where we were the day that the Supreme Court made a ruling that would allow same-sex marriage nationwide. I had signed off of social media for the week… I had lost track of my days and dates… and our biggest…

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I Will Call You Loved

Monday, June 1st, 2015

  On Monday, Vanity Fair released the cover of their latest edition depicting a photograph of Bruce Jenner with a caption, “Call me Caitlyn.” The internet is already buzzing as people weigh in on the article and everything that it means for our culture and society. As I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook,…

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She Might Not Tell You, But I Will… The Joke Is Still Over

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

In 2014, I wrote this article,– and it spread like wildfire. I heard from people all across the globe who agreed, and others who used some pretty strong language to tell me how much they disagreed. But out of all of it, I noticed one thing. It started a discussion. And sometimes? All it takes…

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To the Pregnant Woman without Options

Friday, June 20th, 2014

His feet roll along the underside of my ribs. I put my hand on the top side of my tummy to feel them as they go by. Precious little feet. In August, those feet will no longer be tucked warmly inside of me. They will be snuggled up in tiny little socks, and kissed a…

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How Abortion Has Changed the Discussion of Miscarriage

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

I was finally getting back to a normal routine. My miscarriage a few weeks earlier had taken more than just my baby. It had sapped my emotional reserves as well. I was exhausted, but began to force myself to continue the necessary day-to-day tasks. I opened the growing pile of mail. A few bills and some…

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The Joke is Over – Why I Hope Not to See Pretend Pregnancy Announcements on April 1st

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Everyone loves a good prank. Well, everyone loves a well-executed, completely harmless, all-in-good-fun prank. What I have seen take place over the last few years on social media sites is none of those things. In the last few years, I have seen an all too common status update on April 1st (April Fool’s Day.) An…

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Not Another Jesus vs Santa Post

Friday, December 13th, 2013

A few days ago, I asked my four year old what he thought was the most important part of Christmas. He answered without hesitation, “Santa and presents!” His two year old sister piped in from across the room, “He’s bringing me a castle!” Inside, I shrunk into a puddle of mommy humiliation. How had I…

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A Poisoned Cupcake: The Truth About Having Children with Food Allergies

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Our town holiday parade was a few nights ago. It is a fun way the community kicks off the holiday season. Businesses on main street stay open late as folks enjoy visiting with one another and window shopping. The parade floats throw candy to the kids sitting on the sidewalks while parents sip on coffee and…

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