Tag: purity

Put the Joke-Man away

When my husband and I first started dating, he used to always make fun of me and then say he was, “just joking.” It used to irritate me. ALOT. At first, I wondered if I had a self-image complex. Maybe I was a little insecure or maybe I just misunderstood his unique expression. I am

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How Beautiful Are Your Ways, Oh God!

How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!  – Psalm 92:5 How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.  – Psalm 104:24 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!  – Psalm

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The Bathing Beauty: Bathsheba

Behold, you desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. – Psalms 51:6 Among the genealogies of Jesus is a reference to one of five women who had a remarkable impact on the Messiah’s coming. One such woman is never recognized by her own name, referred to always as

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Why I wouldn’t have married Me

Recently, during a women’s night of fellowship, a single friend of mine brought up an interesting confession. We were there to dive into Christine Caine’s home study DVD series “Unashamed” and during our sharing time, my sweet friend confessed something I found to be a little shocking but not so surprising. She told our little

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Revealing the “Painted Devil”: Why the movie “The Beguiled” is more than mere entertainment

The Lady of the Kingdoms brags, “No one sees me” (Isaiah 47:10) Sofia Coppola’s 2017 film The Beguiled is exposing some pretty high-profile names in Hollywood, though I doubt they are the kinds of names you are familiar with. Set in the backdrop of the American Civil War in 1863, Thomas Cullinan’s novel The Beguiled

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