Sign Here at Giant Church Inc

As a little girl, I stood in line with the church people to shake hands with new members of our Baptist church. To join, they walked to the front, talked to the pastor, then the people in the pews voted them in. All the old church people lined up to welcome the new ones. I…

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Resilient

It’s called the grape of the south for good reason. Muscadine is the only grape variety that can grow in the hot and humid climate of the southern United States. Four years ago I wrote about the muscadine vine Daddy planted taking over a nearby pear tree. Since then, we’ve had to cut the vines…

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Just Stop Messing With It

I met Therisa, this month’s Live Like It Matters guest post writer, about two years ago in a writing group. She is as bright and cheery as her website portrays her to be. Energy and enthusiasm flow from her. So does kindness and compassion. I was heartened when I read her story on her website,…

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Five Things I Learned By Watching Dad

At some point in our lives, we realize we will experience the pain of losing our parents. It’s always too soon when it happens. My friend, Ingrid, wrote about the loss of her dad and how we can honor those who teach us how to love and live well. It was originally published on her…

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We See You, Giant Church Inc

More leaders, experts, and journalists are finding out about the toxic leadership and spiritual abuse happening within the Church, and they’re writing about it. This kind of behavior from the very ones who are called to shepherd God’s people “counters the gospel and fights the very character of Jesus himself,” writes Scot McKnight in an…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

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