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Four Things We Can Do To Fight Back Against Violence and Evil

I see the images. Kids walking single file. Hands grasping the shoulders in front of them.

 

I want to run to them, protect them, comfort them in their fear. Tell them they are safe, they are loved in the middle of this horrific and seemingly God-forsaken world.

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For Every Parent and Child Who Feels The Struggle of Being ‘Raised Up’

A conversation for every parent and child who feels the struggle of being ‘raised up:’

 

I know it’s hard.

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My Letter To Anyone Who Is Willing To Start The Conversation on Race

I’d love to talk with you. My heart is for you and not against you. I’ve felt your pain as the scabs of wounds both historic and present have been ripped off, leaving you fragile, bleeding, and longing for relief.

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Five Rules You Need To Read Before Posting On Social Media

Today, within a two-minute span I saw two posts on Facebook —one screaming in all caps that you, cannot be a Christian and be a Democrat, the other proclaiming that, if you call yourself a Christian, you cannot be a Republican. Republicans are evil, and Democrats are godly. Two separate people. Two separate posts. Two different parts of the country.  Are you serious?!

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Six Steps Parents Can Take To Protect Their Teens From Porn

Today’s post comes from our “Ask Lisa” feature, where readers submit questions they would like for me to address in an upcoming post. Anonymous writes, We recently caught our oldest son engaging in “stuff” online. Looking for some basic advice and help for our son.

If you have a subject you would like me to address in the future, please submit your question here.

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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

The demise of fairness and the ability to tell the good guys from the bad ones

 

I often think back to the 90’s with a feeling of nostalgia for a decade that seemed as hopeful as it was prosperous. As an idealist right out of college, I listened to Paula Cole’s famous song and believed that most of us were cowboys —that we understood the ideals of right and wrong, and measured out justice, like John Wayne, with impartiality and integrity. That’s what I believed back then, anyways.

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An Open Letter To Ms. Hatmaker and Anyone Who Feels Lost In Good Friday

Ms. Hatmaker,

 

My heart breaks as I read your Good Friday blog, entitled, My Saddest Good Friday in Memory: When Treasured Things are Dead. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed many of your posts, your casual plain-speaking style sprinkled with a dash of humor for a world that takes itself a little too seriously, perhaps.

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How To Teach Your Child Respect – In This Political Climate

So here’s the thing— Joanne Kraft isn’t an ordinary southern girl.  Joanne is a California transplant to the hills of Tennessee, and she’s got a powerful message for all parents out there — you can turn a “mean mom’s” parenting into amazing children.  She knows.  She’s got four kids of her own.  She writes and speaks around the country and I’m thrilled to have my dear friend  join the “Peace For A Lifetime” Community today!  

 

Like the rest of the free world, I’m disgusted by what’s happening. Our political climate is like watching a bunch of toddlers without naps.  

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The One Thing Missing From The Conversation Over Immigration

And why it’s destroying any hope of unity for our nation

 

I have read many things the past few days on social media. I have witnessed honest distress and confusion as well as mass hysteria and vitriolic rage at the recent executive order on immigration from the Middle East.

 

I have heard the question posed, What would Jesus do?

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Why Christians Should Lead The Way In Empowering Women

In celebration of women, I’ve been thinking about all of the amazing women who have both inspired and impacted my life in a multitude of ways.

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