The Progressive Gap

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Modern Views on Young Marriage

This post by Ashleigh Elizabeth was originally published at Her Happy Heart...more

Why I Suck at Trusting God

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will straight your paths.” –Proverbs 3:5-6When I was initiated into my sorority, my Big gave me this cute little poster with this bible verse on it. I have it pinned to my cork-board in my room, in the hopes that reading it over and over again will give me the ability to actually do such a task.If you’re like me, and something bad has happened to you, it’s hard to fully trust God with your life....more

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Death in December

A few years ago, I was starting to get the feeling that Christmas and New Years wasn't going to be my favorite time of year anymore. From 2007-2009, back to back to back my family was at a funeral home sometime during the month of December. It sucked, first it was my grandmother, CJ is her namesake, then my uncle after that, then my childhood pastor who had been like family to my family. After he died I had thought, who's gonna be next? That is bad to think that I know but year after year of funeral homes I was beginning to wonder....more

Why the church avoids mental illness

1 in 4 people in the United States suffer from some kind of mental affliction. It’s bad. It’s dismal. It’s not easy. And that being, it’s not easy being part of a church when you’ve been affected by a mental illness. Churches are quick to provide handicap parking spots for the physically ill (and the ADA doesn’t even require spots for religious organizations), but the mentally ill is a whole other issue—or non-issue depending on how you look at it....more

My Philadelphia Neighborhood is Getting Ready for Pope Francis

Last week, I was in Brooklyn, New York, and I got into a conversation with an employee of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority about Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States. I was incredulous when he asked, "When is he coming to New York? Is he coming to Philly first and then going to New York, or is it the other way around?" ...more
professorkim Sounds fun. I will venture in the area to see what is happening. However, the ...more

Dear Kim Davis, From an Actual Kentuckian

Dear Kim Davis,...more
Thank  you for an article that is on point! I am getting so tired having to make excuses for ...more

Spiritual Sunday - A Firm Foundation

Spiritual Sunday Words for consideration and spiritual growthAs the cedars of Lebanon we have a firm foundationTo read more click here...more