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The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

Posted by Sherry on 6/15/2017 in Christian Life, Church, Community, Current Events, General, Nonfiction |

So, I’m usually a day late and a dollar short when it comes to talking and writing about the “buzz books”—the ones everyone seems to be discussing at any given time. And since I was on a blog break for Lent, that makes me even later in my entry to the discussion. Nevertheless, I did […]

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Cleophas and Elizabeth Visit Easter Sunrise Service

We have a tradition in our church of having Biblical characters visit our Easter sunrise service in the park. This year Cleophas and his wife, Elizabeth, from Emmaus told us about their encounter with the resurrected Christ. First Person Drama, written by Pastor Bob DeGray and performed by John Bauer and Zion Early. Based on […]

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Now Thank We All Our God

Posted by Sherry on 11/24/2016 in Autumn, Celebrations, Christian Life |

” I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in […]

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An Open Letter to Fellow Christians Who Plan to Vote for Donald Trump

Posted by Sherry on 10/10/2016 in Christian Life, Church, Current Events, General |

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, First of all, as I have made clear on this blog and on Facebook, I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or for Donald Trump. Neither candidate is even minimally qualified to be President of the United States of America, a country I love and pray for in […]

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Posted by Sherry on 9/12/2016 in Christian Life, Current Events, General, Nonfiction |

With recent events across the nation, the deaths of several unarmed black men, the deaths of policemen, Just Mercy is an incredibly timely read. As I read, I came to a new understanding of just how the deck is stacked against poor criminals and poor criminal suspects in particular, even as I questioned the author’s […]

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Dear John

Posted by Sherry on 3/29/2016 in Christian Life, General |

I have a young friend to whom I would like to say some things. However, this friend, whom I love and esteem very much, doesn’t want to hear anything on the subject at hand, that is, Christianity. So, I thought I’d write “John” a letter here on my blog for three reasons: 1) John doesn’t […]

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Baker’s Dozen: 13 Nonfiction Books of Spiritual Encouragement to Read in 2016

Posted by Sherry on 12/31/2015 in Christian Life, General, Nonfiction |

I’d like to read the following books in 2016 as a part of my commitment to grow in my faith in God and my walk with Him: 1. Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More, Regret Less, Stare Down Your Greatest Fears by Margaret Feinberg. This is actually a Bible study workbook that goes along with […]

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Called for Life by Kent and Amber Brantly

Posted by Sherry on 11/18/2015 in Africa, Biography/Memoir, Christian Life, General, Liberia, Nonfiction |

Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic by Kent and Amber Brantly, with David Thomas. I’ll start out by telling what I missed in this story by Ebola survivor Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber. There’s nothing in the book about how Mr. and Mrs. Brantly […]

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Reading and Thinking on my Birthday

Posted by Sherry on 7/29/2015 in Christian Life, General |

So, what have I been reading and thinking about on my birthday and the morning after? I spent some time yesterday morning listening to Ravi Zacharias’ recent podcasts. That man is an inspirational speaker, preacher, and thinker. I enjoy listening to him speak much more than I enjoy his books, however, even though I like […]

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She Is Mine by Stephanie Fast

Posted by Sherry on 5/26/2015 in Around the World, Christian Life, Conversion stories, General, Korea |

“Stephanie Fast is the name she was given in America. She does not know her original name, birth date, or place of birth, other than that she is Korean. Because she is biracial, Stephanie Fast was abandoned, left in a strange place to fend for herself, likely to die of starvation, disease—or worse. Stephanie has […]

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