Aren’t All Religions the Same?

Aren’t All Religions the Same?

A while back, a member of my secular writers’ group asked me the question in the above title. He followed it up with a second question. “Don’t all religions teach the same thing—don’t kill, cheat, steal; be nice?” I answered his second question first. “Yes. Every religion I’ve learned about basically follows the Ten Commandments. […]

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

A lot of my friends—at home, on Facebook, on this website—have lost family and close friends recently. A lady at my church has mourned the death of her son for ten years. I’m sure the idea of her child in heaven watching over her would bring great comfort. Which is why we want to know […]

I Am Beautiful

I Am Beautiful

I am beautiful. I’m overweight. My eyes are small and get smaller when I laugh. My teeth are crooked. And I have cheeks (my face, not my booty….although I have those, too). But I am beautiful. My beauty does not depend on the numbers on the scale. My beauty does not depend on if I […]

And Then There Were Eight

And Then There Were Eight

It’s been less than a year since I began contributing to Putting on the New. I’ve enjoyed getting to meet my new family, so far only online. Most of all, I enjoy sharing my thoughts about God and the Christian life, with the public at large and with my sisters who also contribute to the […]

I’m a Mess

I’m a Mess

I admit it. I’m a mess. I’m an imperfect human. I lose my temper, let my tongue loose, lose my mind, and at time, lose my heart to unworthy things. I’m a mess. I don’t shower every day, wash my hair every day, and, prepare yourselves, I don’t always have my Bible and prayer time […]

Why We Need The Church

Why We Need The Church

What is the church all about? I grew up going to church. My parents attended, so I attended. I did Awana, Vacation Bible School, church choir, Bible studies, Easter programs, Christmas skits, youth group, potlucks, and even Sunday night hymn singing. It was engrained in me that we were a family that went to church. […]

No Dream Is Too Big For God

No Dream Is Too Big For God

I was watching a program on one of the religious networks. I cannot remember what network it was but I thought the speaker said something very interesting. And that is, that God often communicates with people in through pictures. Many of the prophets saw visions and the book of Revelations was done through vision. God […]