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Nature or Nurture – Adam to Noah

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I went to a small consolidated school system in central Indiana. My house was surrounded by cornfields on every side. My future husband lived five miles east in a tiny, no-stoplight town where “good” families lived on the north side of four-lane US 40 and “bad” families lived on the south side of town. In … Read More

Giving to Live

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     Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE: Roy and I haven’t really given each other gifts during our thirty+ years of marriage. In the early years, we barely had enough money for groceries, so homemade birthday, anniversary, and Valentine’s cards were the best we could do. We’ve never exchanged Christmas … Read More

Faithful In Season

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For many of y’all, spring has fully arrived, and you’re anxiously awaiting summer. Here in my neck-of-the-woods, we’re never sure what the day might bring. Sometimes rainy and 50’s. Other times sunny and 70’s or even 80’s. Believe me…I’m ANXIOUSLY awaiting the Pacific Northwest’s full-blown summer. Does anyone yearn for winter’s bone-chilling cold? Maybe not, … Read More

Podcast – Adam and Eve

Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE:  Through-the-Bible Character Series Thanks for joining our first study in the new podcast series. Lyndsey and I will systematically chat our way through Old Testament characters, telling the Bible’s single story of God’s desire to reveal Himself and relate to humankind. Today, we’ll start in … Read More

“Through-the-Bible” Character Contest

This Friday–April 29th–my co-host, Lyndsey Kirk, and I will begin our “Through-the-Bible” Character Series on our podcast, REAL PEOPLE, REAL GOD. Lyndsey and I will systematically chat our way through Old Testament characters, telling the Bible’s single story of God’s desire to reveal Himself and relate to humankind. We’ll start in the Garden of Eden … Read More

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #21

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 33 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. The hunt … Read More

The Barrier of One God Among Many

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Play Podcast using the Stitcher App How to Subscribe SUBSCRIBE:   What distinguishes your God from other gods and His supernatural activity? (For those who essentially relegate religion to a legend or myth by attribute anything that defies nature or goes beyond human intellect to a “higher power.”) Meet Pharaoh—declared as son of the god … Read More

The Barrier of Feeling Abandoned By God 

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How to SubscribeSUBSCRIBE: Why can’t I feel God’s presence or relate to Him like I used to? (For those who put their faith in a special or unique manifestation of God’s presence) Meet Miriam—an eighty-six year-old, unmarried prophetess, who has been the sole mouthpiece of God to the people of Israel since she was a … Read More

The Barrier of Doubting God’s Goodness

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How to SubscribeSUBSCRIBE: How can I trust God to do good things for me when I see so much evil around the world? (For those who put their faith in safety, security, and the “good life” they create for themselves.) Meet Eleazar—Aaron’s third-born son and nephew of Miriam and Moses. In Exodus 28:1, we learn … Read More

Breaking Down the Barrier of a God We Can’t See

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 How can I believe in (and trust) a God I cannot see? (For those who put their faith in the tangible, the seen, the things they can observe with their senses) Meet Taliah, a fictional character in the novel. Raised in King Ramesses’ harem to become a tutor to his sons, Taliah is an intellectual … Read More