To Abstain or Not?

Are you participating in Lent? Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter that runs for forty days. Typically, individuals abstain from something as an act of sacrifice for the Lord. The purpose of the sacrifice is to focus on Jesus and all He sacrificed for our sins [John 3:16, Romans 5:8]. I've heard of people abstaining from a variety of things: dessert television coffee chocolate soft drinks eating out movies The list goes on and on. I have asked friends in person and on Facebook if they're giving up something for Lent and, if so, why. Some responses [...]

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What does “hope” mean to you?

What comes to mind when you hear the word hope?  For me, hope is many things.  Hope is a person. She is the main character in my book Rescuing Hope.  She was my best friend in college, who introduced me to my husband. Hope is also something you hang onto when all appears lost. It is a feeling that keeps you going. Those are definitions courtesy of yours truly, but what do the experts say hope is? Hope is defined as, the state which promotes the desire of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or in the world [...]

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