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Monday, February 27, 2017

Gossip Gnaw

We were driving for about an hour and decided to stop for lunch. The place was crowded. Ourgroupcouldn'tseat together. We split. I sat down with my friend's daughter. My friend joined her husband and their youngest daughter.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Connecting with God or connecting with the flesh

Growing up in Russia I strived to make friends, to connect with people. I was bullied a lot. It was hard for me to make friends. In fact, it was nearly impossible. Many people considered me cursed because of my physical deformities.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Stepping Stone

I have come across many articles that talk about how we meant to be great and to do great things.
That philosophy of self-centeredness has also penetrated Christianity. Many best-selling modern Christian authors talk a lot about how God has a great plan for your life: health and wealth.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sin Lies: Not a big deal

This post is a part of Sin Lies series from First and Second Blog.
Sin lies in many ways. It doesn't matter, is one of the lies. Nobody sees my sin. Sin is not a big deal. This is a minor thing. I can stop whenever I want. I just need to give in once because of the special circumstances; then I'll get it out of the system. One time will not affect me. I cannot deal with that unless I give into the sin.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

While we are....

Yesterday, a historic event took place: USA presidential elections. As soon as final results were announced, many flooded social media to express their opinions. People showed various types of reactions: from fear to excitement, from despair to hope, from love to hate.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

They Notice: How Church Children Pay Attention to Adults at Church

One time at church a young girl, she is twelve, approached me. She said, "I really like your scarf. It looks nice on you. It's nice." I smiled and thanked her for the compliment. A Few weeks later, I saw her at church. She was wearing a hat. Her mother doesn't practice head covering. Her father is a deacon at my current church. He views head covering matter as a personal choice. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to talk to her about the head covering.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

When Faith Meets the Trials

I have reached the point where the attacks come from every area of life. I am not going to describe the intricate details here. Because if I will go into the details, I'll start crying. I can say that I was never that close walk away from my faith and from the Lord.