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

Above All Else - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:20

The Tension in Our Hope

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My wedding day was exactly three weeks before my last year in college. We were both taking a full load of classes, and our sole income was my husband’s blossoming music career. This meant our first year of married life included a rigid schedule of schoolwork during the week and out-of-town...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:49

The Gift of a Friend's Rebuke

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My friend Jessica had excused herself to the bathroom in the middle of our coffee date. When she sat back down, her disposition noticeably changed. I knew something uncomfortable was headed my way.

She gracefully navigated the awkward transition from “how was your weekend” talk to the...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 06:17

I'm Writing a Book

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The Mexican restaurant we had just arrived at made me nervous. My husband Jimmy had a concert to perform that night and our gracious hosts had decided to honor our Texas heritage by taking us to their favorite south-of-the-border spot. The problem? We were in Nebraska. 

Don’t get me...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:32

Connecting with God through the Word

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But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so...

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