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  • Ever flowing
    Wandering our way into a family
    Family. We define it by blood. We define it by heritage. We sometimes define it by who teaches us to walk, to talk, to drive or to go further than we dare to dream. However you define it, I feel that "family" has proven to be far too...
  • Marriage
    Age of consent in the Bible
    Christians oftentimes critique Islam for Mohammad's consummation of his marriage to Aisha, at the age of 9. However, Muslims oftentimes respond by arguing that scripture does not speak to the age of sexual consent for women. Therefore, they...
  • big guns
    Jesus under attack
    Read Matthew 22:15-46This is one of my most enjoyable parts of the gospels. The Pharisees and the Sadducees are rivals but they have a common goal. They want to take down Jesus.They want to trap him and show him to be an uneducated imposter from...
  • Be promoted in Jesus Christ
    Be promoted in Jesus Christ
    "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." Mark 16:15-16 (KJV)It is VERY important that WE (You...
  • girl reading
    FaithGirlz for tween girls is more than just books for middle-schoolers
    FaithGirlz: The Beauty of Believing is a Christian-based website for middle-school-aged girls. Tween girls, those youngsters who aren't really children but not really ready for the world of teen responsibilities and choices either, have a...
  • Your inner child
    How are you treating your inner child?
    No matter how old people are, everyone has an inner child. That simply means there is a little person living inside our big self. Even so, we should strive for the adult to be the dominate one. However, most people have found that if an issue was...
  • Dead Batteries - A Devotion
    Dead Batteries - A Devotion
    Psalm 94:18-19 (NLT)I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.A few months ago, I bought a Swiffer mop. It is a handy device...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Saturday, February 28
    Lenten meditations: Saturday, February 28
    As we continue our annual journey throughLent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the...
  • The scientific case against evolution : It is a philosophy not a science
    The scientific case against evolution : It is a philosophy not a science
    In no way does the idea of molecule to man evolution meet the long-accepted criteria of a scientific theory. There are no such evolutionary transitions that have ever been observed in the fossil record of the past; and the universal law of entropy...
  • The Single Dad Detour by Tez Brooks
    Resetting Your Parenting GPS after Divorce
    The saying used to be “father knows best,” but with changing cultural tides, a man’s role in the family has been greatly diminished — especially when it comes to single dads. The divorced father is often portrayed in movies...
  • You can not run from your problems
    You can not run from your problems
    Problems are like a boomerang. They keep coming back again and again until we face them. You can't just sweep things under the rug, God knows what you place in the secret places or "cheddars",our secret chambers. God knows what our...
  • People shouldn't be described by what they have
    People shouldn't be described by what they have
    People are often described by what they own. People are identified by the amount of money they have in the bank, their stocks and bonds, IRA's, CD's, etc. A dollar amount is often mentioned along with a celebrity's name as his or her...
  • Soul food
    Soul food is not just for eating
    Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night thinking you were hungry? Have you felt an urge for something, but you didn't know what you really wanted? Perhaps you searched the refrigerator hoping you would find a clue to what you wanted...
  • Find a need and fill it
    Find a need and fill it
    "Find a need and fill it" is a good principle to live by. As Paul neared the end of his life, he could confidently say he found a need and filled it. He faced death calmly knowing that he endured to the end and would be rewarded by God....
  • You can sin by doing nothing
    You can sin by doing nothing
    Did you know that you could sin by doing nothing? Sin begins with a choice. When you choose not to budge after God says, "Move" then you have sinned. You have sinned by omission.When God shows you something that needs to be done and you...