Posts from June 2016

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A grown-up faith proves parents right, or wrong

by kellymredd

“That’s the way we’ve always done it.” That statement can be both reassuring and frustrating in Christian homes, depending on the context. Scripture tells us the church should have remained unchanged for nearly the last 2,000 years (Galatians 1:6-9; Jude 1:3; Rev. 22:18-19), and believers are charged with upholding the Lord’s Word despite the changes […]

How ‘The Bachelorette’ teaches us to seek the Lord

by kellymredd

Love-at-first-sight reality TV shows like “The Bachelorette” can be entertaining, but their lack of logic can cause eyes to roll. Are two people truly in love and in tune after spending limited time with one another on a TV show? It certainly seems unlikely they would know the true heart of a person enough to […]

Faith of fathers leaves no room for apathy

by kellymredd

A father at his core is a guide. He has seen enough potholes in life to point his children to a smoother path. As flawed as we all are, fathers hold valuable experience for the child they are privileged to pilot. Do your homework. Tell the truth. Look both ways when crossing the street. Eat […]

Prayer: The most important appointment to keep

by kellymredd

Imagine having a standing appointment with the President of the United States every morning, either by a direct-line phone call or a cup of coffee with your name on it waiting in the Oval Office. Every day for an unlimited period of time, you could lay out all your requests, cares and concerns that triggered […]

What Star Trek learned from Apostle Paul

by kellymredd

I was recently watching an old episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” where the Enterprise crew encountered the idea of an alternate universe. Each person learned there was an alternate, and essentially an opposite, storyline for their lives in another dimension. Where they had turned left, their alternate self had turned right. Where they […]

How a turtle teaches empathy and sympathy

by kellymredd

One day I was on a run through my neighborhood when I came upon a turtle in the middle of the street. Not wanting the little guy to be crushed by a car, I snatched him up, returned to the side of the road and set him down safely in the grass. Disaster averted. Turtle’s […]

The Lord’s famous last words – for now

by kellymredd

The phrases have all kinds of names: Last word, final say, dying declaration, closing statement and parting shots – just to name a few. So much stock is put into a statement with finality. When we bid farewell to a loved one, we say, “I love you,” as if it carries more weight because they […]

Why we cover our mouth to prayerful medicine

by kellymredd

Have you ever convinced a child that medicine tasted great, and then felt the need to repent for your little white lie moments later? Temporary side effects often accompany the things that we need the most, but the anticipation of that bitter taste can be even worse. Healing the sickness in our souls meets similar […]