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Will God abandon me in my pain? | A Big Easter Question

Will God abandon me in my pain? | A Big Easter Question

The Easter story is one that Christians and non-Christians alike know well. Christ was crucified on a cross and rose again three days later. While we know the story well, we often miss what is actually in scripture and what is common doctrine. In our songs and liturgy, our story times, and common theology we have taught that at the moment of Christ's death God turned His face away. That all of heaven looked away. We build theology and explanations around why a loving God would abandon His Son and look away. But what if none of these contrived explanations were necessary? What if God doesn't need us to defend His actions?

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn't make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means. While I have not really heard any objections to flower essences, I know that the unfamiliar can raise concerns and I want to help you understand instead of fear. Scripture tells us that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). So while we do want to be diligent in our research and understanding of alternative health topics (making the unknown known), we don't need to be afraid of anything. It is so sad to think how many good things that God made for our benefit we are missing out on because we are afraid of the unknown.

Why I’m not Memorizing Scripture this Year

Why I’m not Memorizing Scripture this Year

Memorizing scripture is a good and helpful spiritual discipline but for many it isn't producing the spiritual fruit they had hoped. So before you call me a heretic, let me explain why I'm not memorizing scripture this year, and what I am doing instead.

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

The dirty dozen might sound like a band of outlaws in a western movie, but they are actually a list of fruits and vegetables found to have the highest levels of pesticide residues. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiles a list of the the 48 most common fruits and vegetables and ranks them based on levels of pesticide residues. The twelve with the highest presence of pesticide residues are the dirty dozen, and those with the lowest levels are the clean fifteen.

What The Shack says about the Healing Journey

What The Shack says about the Healing Journey

With all the controversy surrounding The Shack, both book and now movie, I've had several people ask me to share my thoughts on it. While I certainly have some thoughts I could share, I find thoughts are often best conveyed by those who have personal experience with an issue rather than just academic knowledge of it. Many have shared their academic knowledge. Few have shared how the book/movie has impacted their story.

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting has multiple benefits for body-mind-spirit health. The Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is often a time when many people decide to fast leading up to Easter. Whether you plan to fast during Lent or any time during the year, the benefits of fasting can affect every part of your being.

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

To evaluate whether crystals are New Age or witchcraft, we first need to define those terms. New Age is characterized by monism and the belief that there is no separation. These beliefs result in thinking that all is one and that because all is one, divine is in all. Witchcraft is a complex topic but can be simply defined as physical manipulations seeking a spiritual result.

Spring Wellness Challenge 2017

Spring Wellness Challenge 2017

Spring is in the air and swimsuit season is close behind! The spring wellness challenge will help you build healthy lifestyles body-mind-spirit. This 60 day challenge uses my book, Healthy & Whole: 60 Days to Complete Wellness, and will take you step-by-step through the building blocks of growing in holistic health. You'll also get the encouragement and support of people just like you that are working on being as healthy, whole, and close to Jesus as possible through the online facebook support group.

Loving Yourself into Healing

Loving Yourself into Healing

Guest post from Ellie: I was asked recently how I healed so quickly from my divorce. I left my now ex-husband less than a year ago. "That’s not that long ago,” my friend said to me, “And you really do seem healed."

Galentine’s Day Giveaway 2017

Galentine’s Day Giveaway 2017

Happy Galentine's Day! Treat yo'self to a Galentine's Day giveaway and enter to win this handmade quartz crystal necklace!

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