Posts by Christina Pessemier

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Spare the Rod, Bless the Child

Spanking does not work in raising children. In my opinion, it should be eliminated as a strategy for controlling misbehavior in children. Why? Because…

Jun 26, 2014
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Who Told You You’re Not Good Enough?

Mother Theresa, Father Arseny, St. John Maximovitch, St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Christina, Martin Luther King Jr, Jack Lalanne, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln……

Jun 19, 2014
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How to Start a Welcoming Committee at Your Church

Our church had a strange problem: we had a ton of visitors. Many of them would pop in during the liturgy, and then they were gone in a flash when it was…

Jun 17, 2014
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You Are the Face of Orthodoxy

“So, you’re Christian…What type of Christian are you?” I overheard the conversation of some high-school-aged people sitting next to me. “Methodist,…

Jun 10, 2014
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Have Today’s Kids Forgotten How to Play?

“I miss my TV,” my daughter’s classmate lamented to me. We were on our third day of an elementary school camp. Though we had luxuries like heated…

Jun 09, 2014
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The Little Whisper – Are You Listening?

It was a typical cloudy, drizzly morning in a Seattle suburb near my home. I had just taken my dog for a walk in a park near my daughter’s school. Funny…

Jun 04, 2014
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“Son of God”: A Weak Jesus

You know when you read a book and then go to watch the movie and you’re disappointed that the movie changed a bunch of stuff? Or added stuff in that…

Apr 09, 2014
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Six Ways to Be a Rock-star Godparent

What does a godparent do? Does god-parenting require a lot of money to be buying godchildren special things and presents all the time? Or is the spiritual…

Feb 09, 2014
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What Russell Wilson Can Teach Us About Being A Christian

First of all, never put a celebrity on a pedestal. You will be disappointed. Still, you can’t help but notice the way Russell Wilson proclaims his faith,…

Feb 04, 2014
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I Dare You to Say “Merry Christmas!”

“And, four dollars and seventy three cents is your change.” The grocery checker handed me my money and receipt. “Merry Christmas” I said, looking…

Dec 19, 2013
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Who are your secret idols?

Food, your iPhone, academics, money, celebrities, football… There are so many things out there that pull us away from God and beg us to worship them…

Nov 29, 2013
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13 Facebook Sins You Might Need to Confess

With over 500 million active users, and 50% of people logging in on a daily basis, Facebook is a way of life for most of us. As a regular Facebook user…

Nov 01, 2013