Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

Truth Silences Foolish Men

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Molly Huggins No Comments

Our small lives, living the truth of the gospel, bind together in harmony a heavenly chorus rising in concert to silence the ignorance of foolish men.Molly Huggins

“Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (1 Peter 2:17).

On War and Weariness by Molly Huggins

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Molly Huggins 7 Comments

I have a confession to make.

I am weary of war.

I feel vaguely traitorous to my fellow military wives in spilling my fatigue. But oh I am tired.

Our snapshot of Army life falls somewhere in the middle on the hardship scale.

Seven and a half years together. Three lived apart. Four pregnancies. Two miscarriages. The combat loss of a dear friend. Four deployments. One year apart from my sweet baby girl.  New deployments looming.

You can read more of the beginning of our story at

All The Grace Between

My great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Recently, a stack of letters written by him to his family was found in a dusty attic in North Carolina.

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Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America (Interview)

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk 4 Comments

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America
2012 Non-Fiction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The historical and personal significance of Eradicate is profound.  With thorough research as its foundation, David Fiorazo does an excellent job depicting the exact timeline of the moral, social, spiritual, and political decay in America.  I couldn’t put this book down.  I was enlightened, convicted, and moved to actively defend the moral fabric of our society.  Here is my interview with the author David Fiorazo, as he shares his thoughts on the history of America and what we need to do to make a difference. This is a must read before anyone votes in the upcoming 2012 Presidential election.  If you are looking to get informed, this is the one book for you.
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Faith, Politics, and the Real War on Women by David Fiorazo

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

Early in American history, men and women of faith understood the importance of Christians living as salt and light in our culture and they influenced every aspect of society. Today, however, this great nation is drifting further away from the God that blessed us and believers have fallen into the trap of conforming to the world. How do we reverse this trend?

Some say we shouldn’t mix our faith and politics, but as biblical Christians, we cannot separate the two. It’s impossible to leave Jesus Christ out of the voting booth, but that’s what some folks try to do. If we’re honest with ourselves we will acknowledge there has never been a clearer, starker contrast between the Democratic and Republican Party platforms than we see today.

We have an interesting choice ahead of us in the upcoming Presidential Election. Mitt Romney is pro-life and a Mormon who is a man of character and integrity, but according to the Bible, Mormonism is a cult. Barack Obama professes Christianity and seems to be a good father and husband however, his words and policies have been the most anti-Christian of any president America has ever seen. (more…)

The Defining Substitution

Posted on: September 25th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

Two men with baby bottles hate changeHave you ever had a defining moment in your life that changed you forever?  Maybe you connected with a person that rocked your world, and you were never the same again?  These special people were like substitutes. Substitutes are a person or thing acting or serving in place of another.

Substitutions happen all the time. During basketball games, athletes sub in for each other to give their teammate a rest. Replacement refs take the place of the regular NFL referees on strike.  Teachers use them when they are sick.  Colleagues cover your work when you are on vacation. There are also friendly substitutions who stepped into your life and replaced a bad emotion with good, gave you hope in place of hunger, and energy instead of despair.

But sooner or later, the effectiveness of a substitution fades.  Life “catches up” with you again. You run into another detour, roadblock, crisis, death, or divorce.  And you are left with that same feeling of hopelessness and unbearable burden, becoming the undesirable victim of a tumultuous circumstance. (more…)

Transitioning with Power

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Heather Holterman No Comments

Transition: movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change.

Have you ever been in a transition period in your life and wondered “God, are you still there?”  Perhaps you have had to transition to a new job, a new city or a new church.  Maybe you’ve had to transition into a new way of thinking or maybe even into a new size of jeans!  I wonder if you’ve even prayed for a change or a transition only to be doubtful once God starts seeing it through?  Whatever the case, during times of transition, we may struggle from time to time to see God’s presence during it all.

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Change For The Meter?

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Shay Enz No Comments

Change.

Change makes something different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.

Isn’t that how we feel sometimes?  I just wish things would be left as they are.  If not forever, just a little while longer.

I have seen a lot of change in my life and the lives of others: lives changed by money, moves, marriage, children, divorce, jobs, religion and parents.  I’ve seen people changed by accidents, death of loved ones, age, bad choices, heartache and “finding” or not “finding” God.

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Every Road by Amy Grant

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

When my path changes and I’m stuck at a fork in the road, I turn to the only thing that doesn’t change, God. – Shay Enz

JOY on our Journey

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk 2 Comments

A surprising young man gave me a deeper understanding of joy.  He was in his mid to late twenties, yet his skin reflected that of one 10 years older.  His hair sprouted a short, blonde, spiked James Dean look alike.  He caught my eye, as I was driving down our main city street, bustling with the morning’s activity; people hurrying off to work and school in an array of diverse vehicles, a moving rainbow of traffic.  He wore a set of dark blue sagging pants, black sneakers, and a grey long sleeve sweatshirt.  He wrapped his arms tightly across his chest and walked aimlessly along a side road with a look of disgust, anger, and hopelessness.  It was as if he was scanning the path in front of him for some oddity to bring him hope, a gem to give him joy – but nothing.

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Light Up The Sky

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Lisa Van Wyk No Comments

There is an everlasting source of JOY we can have despite our circumstances, despite our losses, and that lasts for eternity.