Where everybody Knows Your Name

By Elizabeth Prata In the 1980s, the Cheers television show dominated the comedic airwaves. It was hilarious and maintained its high-ratings almost throughout its historically long run, 11 years, from 1982 to 1993. Thus, its weekly entry into American living rooms meant that the theme song was destined to become entrenched into the psyche of …

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The Writer’s Responsibility

By Elizabeth Prata Christian books, pamphlets, blogs, letters, reviews, essays...it's all so much. It is so easy nowadays to start a blog and begin writing. I've mentioned before about authorial skill, ministerial calling, and tone. But now let's speak of the responsibility writers have. What is the responsibility of a writer, his or her ethics, …

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Fasting: What it is and what it isn’t

By Elizabeth Prata Spiritual disciplines. We all know that they are. Reading the Bible. Praying. Giving. Attending church. Doing good works. Fasting. Fasting isn't talked about much and when it is, it's sort of either glossed over or it's folded in as part of the latest diet-fad-plan. What IS the spiritual discipline of fasting, then? …

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“Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

I like what Ayanna Thomas has to say. She makes sense, is humble, insightful, and joyous. Here is the start of her Instagram piece today: Read the rest here. "I know how you feel. You see so many women around you "stepping into their calling." And you feel this urge to do something too. You …

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Book Review Shots: Disciplines of a Godly Woman; Can I have Joy in my Life?; Amy Carmichael; The Machine Stops

By Elizabeth Prata Crime novel writer James Patterson issues books in a series called "BookShots." These are novellas, short books he writes in beteeen the longer ones. I like the idea. I've been participating in Tim Challies' annual Christian Reading Challenge. I'm keeping up pretty well, and enjoying the structure it provides so I do …

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