Our Daily Bread

Dear Christian Sister, I love to read. I’ve always been a bookworm. My parents are both teachers who read to me and then encouraged me to read as I grew up. I carried a book with me pretty much everywhere, and to this day, I very often have a paperback in my bag. I have…

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Hope In Christ

Dear Christian Sister, It was September, which, in my small Southern California hometown, meant that the fire & football seasons were in full swing. I was in fifth grade at Sespe Elementary. It was early. The valley was just beginning to glow in the first rays of sunrise. The air was cool, but warm enough…

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Sipping the Personali-Tea

Dear Christian Sister, Personality tests are everywhere. Myers-Briggs is likely the most well-known. The Enneagram has worked it’s way into the work place and even into Christian circles. They can be a fun way to learn about ourselves and organize the world around us. They can be helpful in identifying areas of sin in our…

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Don’t Follow Your Heart

Dear Christian Sister, The phrase, “follow your heart,” is one that has permeated our culture. Sometimes, we don’t even think twice about it. It is a phrase that we use to give advice to one another. We see it hailed as the most worthy pursuit in the posts of social media influencers. It comes up…

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The Government is Not Your Savior

Dear Christian Sister, A few days ago in the US, we celebrated Independence Day. So I thought this would be an appropriate time to talk briefly about government. What does the Bible say about government? We know from Scripture that God is the one who puts people in power. The Psalms tell us that God…

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Pray Without Ceasing

Dear Christian Sister, I am a big fan of country music. I grew up listening to the Judds, Garth Brooks, and George Strait. Now as an adult, my favorite songs are still from the 80s-90s. I love the storytelling, the sound of a fiddle and a steel guitar. One song that remains a favorite of…

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Should I Have Non-Christian Friends?

Dear Christian Sister, I grew up in the public school system. Both of my parents are teachers and believe in public education. They are also both Christians. Suffice it say, I was raised to value education &, more importantly, to love the Lord. As an adult, I think back on my time in school and…

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Comparison & Contentment

Dear Christian Sister, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about comparison and contentment. My church’s women’s’ ministry is currently going through a series by Melissa Kruger called “Contentment,” in which she discusses these concepts. Recently, in our small group time, one of the 20-something single ladies was sharing about her struggles at work. She has…

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Where is Your Worth?

Dear Christian Sister, A friend of mine recently ran into an actress in the grocery store. Not an entirely foreign scenario in Los Angeles, but also not an every day occurrence. She was surprised to see that the actress looked a bit older in real life; less polished, more approachable and real. It’s so easy…

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Count Your Blessings

Dear Christian Sister, Lately, it has become very clear to me just what a blessing it was to have had the upbringing I did. Throughout college and, even now, in my church community, I have many friends who grew up not knowing the Lord and not having the examples of family and relationship that I…

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