What Is A Christian?


I’ve been reading a number of posts on other sites lately that leave me disappointed and fighting discouragement. There seems to be a large number of people who had faith in God/Jesus at one time and now feel that it is all a lie, and that there are no true Christians in the world.

I have to ask those people: What are you looking for? How do you define a Christian? Is it someone who is perfect? Sorry, not in this life. Our souls are saved from sin when we repent and ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, but our flesh is still weak. The apostle Paul said he was the chiefest of sinners and that he continually did those things contrary to what he wanted to do, and didn’t do the things he should. Every church I’ve ever been in, every Christian I’ve ever met has believed…

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This is Christmas

The Crazy Lady Speaks


Want some Christmas Spirit to go with that headache, er, I mean eggnog? Here it is .. . #FREE

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Salvation and How it’s Not Merely a Christian Thing

Xao Thao

Thanks to my good friend John, this journal entry is for you. ^_^

Last night, I discovered the truth about Rebecca Brown MD, author of He Came to Set the Captives Free and Prepare For War. It was disheartening because I believed what I read some odd six years ago when I was given a copy of the late 80’s published books to read.

He Came to Set the Captives Free and Prepare for War recounted the story of how Rebecca Brown, a doctor then, met with Elaine, a satanist and proclaimed bride of Satan, and saved her from the clutches of the wicked one.

My thoughts are pretty much said down below on a status post on Facebook which is below with permission from John for his comments.

Xao Thaofeeling disappointed
10 hrs ·

I don’t think I can name one christian living today that is actually…

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Perfect Timing

Xao Thao

I’m watching 2 Broke Girls and in the last episode of Season One where Max and Caroline attend the gala in hopes of cornering Martha Stewart to try their homemade cupcakes, Max meets Johnny as she’s coming out of the bathroom. He tells her that they’ve gotten far in their careers to be able to attend such a high class event and she responds that they haven’t gotten far at all (in their relationship). She asked why and he said, “timing, I guess”.

It reminds me of how important timing really is, not only when it comes to relationships, but to everything. If we were just a bit early or a bit late for some things in life, our lives could’ve been totally different. And I’m not talking about being early or late by months or years, but merely by hours or days.

Back in high school, I was tricked…

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Book Review by @ColleenChesebro of “The Scent of Lilacs” @AnnHGabhart

Lit World Interviews

Scent of Lilacs(Image credit: Amazon)


Title:  The Scent of Lilacs (The Heart of Hollyhill #1)
Author:  Ann H. Gabhart
ISBN: 978-0800730802
Published:  May 1st 2005 by Revell (first published January 1st 2005)
Pages:  352
Genre:  Christian/Historical Fiction, Women’s fiction

What the book is about:  At 13 years old, Jocie Brooke learns the true meaning of faith and the love of family when her sister Tabitha, suddenly returns after fleeing their home in Hollyhill, Kentucky with their mother many years ago.  It is 1964, and Jocie’s divorced father, preacher David Brooke, and his Great Aunt Love, strive to care for Jocie with kindness and affection.  Aunt Love struggles to keep her senility in check, as the family struggles with a past that threatens to engulf them.  All is not what it seems in this quiet small town, as deep secrets surface to lead the family on a quest that…

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The Author Hot Seat with Kathy Ree

Jane Dougherty Writes

I’d like to welcome Kathy Ree to the Author Hot Seat today. We ‘met’ across the ether a while ago and I have discovered a stalwart, loyal and generous friend in Kathy. Her writing is a little on the special side, exactly the type of author I have fun interviewing. Go, Kathy!

part 2

J : Tell us a little about what you write, and since it’s something that interests me, which genre you would describe it as.

K : My writing doesn’t seem to have a niche of its own. It’s a hybrid of paranormal horror/suspense, with generous overlays of Christian spirituality. But even that is misleading, because I have a universality to my Christianity that transcends the “I’m right and you’re wrong” mentality that pervades, and makes a mockery of, the type of Christian bond that was meant in the first place.

J : Which piece of writing have you…

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