What We Should Do Instead of Removing Confederate Memorials

Everyone has the odd relative or ancestor that you don’t want to talk about. My father, Leonard, had a ‘colorful past’ with being married five times and marrying my mom when she was a teenager while he was married to another woman. I have a grandmother, Malia Fisher, who I never met because she abandoned…Read more What We Should Do Instead of Removing Confederate Memorials

My response to Christians who are boycotting ‘The Shack’ film. 

Crystal Olmos

I was recently contacted by a precious woman from a marketing firm that works for Lionsgate films. She liked my mommy/lifestyle blog and also saw I was a Christ follower. She gave me VIP seats to attend the advance screening of The Shack and also allowed any of my followers to come for free as well!

I was really excited about this opportunity as I read the book years ago and really loved it. Unfortunately, my excitement was put at bay a little once I started seeing articles circulating around about how “anti-Christian” and “blasphemous” the book, and now film, was, in some Christian’s opinions.
Friends, can I just tell you… can I please just tell you… how wrong these people are.

I am a person who takes blaspheme against God and reverence towards Him VERY seriously. I will walk out of a theater with actors who are cursing His…

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You Say You’re Pro-Life – But Are You Really?

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I don’t do politics. Politics is ugly. Especially this election, yeesh. It seems, that one of the major divisive talking points is the pro-choice vs pro-life argument. The more and more rhetoric I hear, I want to ask you (challenge you even) Pro-Lifer, are you truly truly pro-life or are you simply anti-abortion?

What happens when this child you fought to be born needs routine well checks and immunizations and their parents need help affording it? What happens when the child turns out to have more complex medical needs like Down Syndrome, congenital heart defect, or osteogenesis imperfecta? Are you supporting programs like Medicaid? Are you supporting or contributing to local doctors who provide free or reduced services for low income families? You should be. Access to healthcare greatly increases one’s quality of life. And you said you were pro life.

What happens when this child you fought to be born grows into a toddler…

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Faith at Work: When You’re Asked to Do Something New

"Leilani, we would like you to build a web site," My boss said. "I've never built a web site," I replied. "If you have to take classes, we'll pay for the classes. You're very creative and quick to learn new things so I know you can do it," he reassured me. I had just finished…Read more Faith at Work: When You’re Asked to Do Something New

6 Ways Christians Lost This Week

Yeah what he said…

john pavlovitz

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We who call ourselves Christians lost a great deal over the past few days, though it’s probably not in the way you might think.

1) We lost the chance to be loving.

So many professed followers of Jesus spent the last week on the attack, desperately fighting a battle long after it had already been decided. Instead of simply looking for ways to personally affirm our faith in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, too many of us frankly just lost it. We spit out vitriol and we cursed strangers and we lamented America’s demise and we threatened with Bible verses and we treated others with contempt. Our response to the LGBT community and those who support them wasn’t compassion and decency and peacemaking, it was sour grapes, damnation, and middle fingers.

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

2) We lost the chance to be good neighbors. 

Rather than using…

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3 Words I Would Say to My Dad if He Was Alive

My father Leonardo Aquino Corpus Sr. once wielded a bolo knife - a Filipino style machete used by farmers and warriors in the Philippines. He waved his bolo knife in the dark wee hours of the morning looking for my ghostly tormentor. I was a toddler who tried to climb into bed between him and…Read more 3 Words I Would Say to My Dad if He Was Alive