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a circle of friends

August 20th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I've had some time to reflect this summer on what a treasure my Bible study friends are to me, whether laughing, eating, praying, crying, sharing truths we've learned, or working side by side! read more...

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alaska memories

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Why are we often afraid of storms, of dark places? I have come to realize that though we all would rather stay in a safe harbor, we shouldn't run from storms God has allowed. read more...

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virtue: the new pretty

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
The other day I heard someone say, "Strong is the new pretty." I'd like to change it up and say, "Virtue is the new pretty." Girls are so blasted with different definitions of what pretty looks like. How would you define "pretty"? read more...

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like a girl

May 20th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
When did doing something "like a girl" become an insult? Thousands of years before the women's liberation movement, or anyone ever heard of Gloria Steinem, the ancient biblical stories in Scripture never stereotyped or portrayed women as weak. Yes, we know that the average woman is weaker physically than men... read more...

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a matter of conscience

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I don't think we need a theological, psychological, or philosophical degree to tell us why it is important to have a good conscience. We all know that small voice. In the Disney children's movie about Pinocchio, it was embodied in a small nagging insect named "Jiminy Cricket." It's that inward judge that monitors and that lives inside each of us. When we have done wrong it accuses us; when we have done well it approves of us. read more...