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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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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