But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 21:52

Movie Review: East Side Sushi Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI found the needle in the haystack.East Side SushiDoesn't it seem that way, looking for a family friendly movie? You want good production values, well-written script, well-acted scenes, and interesting? For every ten hours I spend looking researching, and trying to find a...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 23:34

Observable Character: David Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAnd Saul commanded his servants, "Find me someone who plays well, and bring him to me." One of the young men answered, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and...

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By Elizabeth PrataTwo weeks ago I wrote an essay about Francis Chan titled "Francis Chan is apostatizing before our eyes" and the next day I followed up with "A few further resources on Francis Chan".Mr Chan was big news in March, because he was participating in a conference called The Send, at...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 21:28

A clock that is 5 minutes off is still wrong Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata
Pastor Adrian Rogers has gone on to glory, but I enjoy his sermons and the clips that are still broadcast on the radio or Youtube. His large body of work remains with us even if his soul is now with Jesus.I was driving home from church on Sunday and the Christian radio station I...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 23:50

Of Songs that sing of the Blood, Repentance, Salvation Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataMy church service in Sundays goes from 2-2:45 (Sunday School), then the main service from 3:00-4:30. I love the afternoon schedule. It gives me time to prepare my heart in the morning, arrive unrushed at church, and enjoy the day in a different way than the usual10-12:30 timing of...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 22:04

Kay Cude Poetry: See There Our Home Featured

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Friday, 29 March 2019 22:31

Observable Character: Ruth Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe've all had to deal with bitter and negative people. Even when the nicest thing happens, these people turn it into a gloomy object of sadness, or exhibit a woe is me attitude. Such a woman was Naomi in the book of Ruth. Naomi was Ruth's mother-in-law, which sometimes complicates...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 20:04

"He is coming soon" - Thoughts on sin, the world, and Jesus Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWord of the week: Sin. Societal, cultural, financial, economic, political. The world as we know it is winding down. (It has been this way since the Garden). Each week we see a precipitous decline, lurching forward in slow to great bursts, bringing the world ever closer to the...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:17

"God Told Me": About those whispers to the heart... Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata*This essay first appeared in July 2018 on The End Time. I have edited it and updated it. Enjoy.
 
What is a woman to do when it seems like everyone is hearing directly from God...and you're not? It seems like so many women say they hear audible voices, still...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 06:47

"The more things change, the more they stay the same" Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata1 Samuel 4:1-11Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. 2The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 19:34

Encouragement Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataHave you had a good week in Jesus? I have. I wrote a praise poem recently, thanking Him for His manifestation in my life of His patience, (through loving kindness from fellow church members), His sovereignty as Creator (the full moon so beautiful over the silvery lit pastures),...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:13

"What are you doing for your Spring Break?" Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIt's the question of the week. Our school's Spring Break is coming up beginning Friday and extending into the first week of April. The week off is very much cherished and also needed. If you've ever watched Principal Gerry Brooks' hilarious videos about life as an educator, he...

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Saturday, 23 March 2019 20:30

Kay Cude Poetry: Watch Featured

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Friday, 22 March 2019 22:20

Springtime! Flowers! Butterflies! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIt's spring, full-on, here in the South. I was reading a passage with one of my students this week called From Chrysalis to Butterfly. It's that time of year we start seeing the flowers bloom and then come the butterflies. I started thinking about butterflies. I like butterflies....

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 20:00

What are the Seven Thunders of Revelation? Featured

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The Seven Thunders seem to be a part of the series of judgments in the Book of Revelation. I say "seem to be" because the words were not allowed to be written down, so we cannot be sure that they...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 09:06

What must one believe to be a Christian? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataDoes the Bible speak to which doctrines are necessary for belief and faith in Christ? Yes. iIn it we find what one must believe or be condemned, and it states what not to believe.The primary essential doctrines of the faith one must stick to, According to Christian Apologetics and...

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 07:22

A few further resources on Francis Chan Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataYesterday I wrote a comprehensive article documenting the slide from orthodoxy in Francis Chan. These things grieve me, but they are necessary to look into. Here is yesterday's piece:Francis Chan is Apostatizing Before Our EyesI'd mentioned that wise brothers had written about Mr...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:30

Francis Chan is apostatizing before our eyes Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataApostasy is defined as 'a defection or revolt'. It is the formal disaffiliation from or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person. One who commits apostasy in religion (or who apostatizes) is known as an apostate. In Christianity, it is important to remember that...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:21

What does a seared conscience look like? America Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataEight years ago, Naomi Wolf wrote an article for CNN asking the question, CNN-is porn driving men crazy?
It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways. Some powerful men have long been sexually...

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I like Ayanna Mathis's writing. Her name was Ayanna Thomas, but she was married last week, congratulations! So now she is Ayanna Mathis. I've re-posted one or two things from her before. Ayanna is young, but wise. She makes sense, is gentle, humble, and a good writer.
She posts on Instagram ayannazar...

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:29

"The rich are different" Featured

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See also, may be of interest: About “Aunt Becky”: The fragility of reputation and the devastating consequences of sinBy Elizabeth PrataThe news broke a couple of days ago that 50 people; celebrities, coaches, and wealthy financiers, have partaken in the United States' largest...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his own sin entangle him. (Proverbs 5:22)
 
Yesterday I'd written a few thoughts on the massive college admission cheating scandal uncovered in in the US. You can read that...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:21

The Day of the Rapture is ever nearer Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe rapture will happen, and every day that passes makes it one day closer.*There are some people who say that we should not say it is near, and they cite Mark 13:32, where it says 'no one knows the day nor hour'. Or they cite 1 Thessalonians 5:1 where Paul said the day of the...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:45

Salt is a corrosive, too Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI lived in Maine for 30 years, and was born and bred in Rhode Island before that, so I'm a New Englander through and through. I know snow.It snows a lot in Maine and for a long time. While the rest of the country may be experiencing spring, where I used to live it still kept on...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 20:20

One major way Christian self-help books damage you Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata"Christian" self-help books saturate the publishing market. Isn't the notion of Christian self-help an oxymoron? We can do all things...through Christ, who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13). Apart from Him, we can do nothing. (John 15:5).Yet the books keep coming. Osteen, Hollis,...

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