Lies Strong Girls refuse to believe

There are a lot of lies out there. But just because they exist doesn’t mean we have to believe them. From the beginning of time the enemy, Satan, has been lying to women, twisting God’s Words and causing them to doubt Truth. Here are some lies that flow through today’s culture. Lies you don’t have to believe. Lies a Strong Girl stands up to and dares to defy: It doesn’t matter who your friends are. It doesn’t matter how you dress–fashion is more important than modesty. It’s okay to talk trash about people behind their backs. It’s okay to use profanity. Pretty girls/women are more worthy or “I’m not pretty enough.” Skinny girls/women are more worthy or “I’m not skinny enough.” Only girls/women who have a boyfriend are worthy. Your value is based upon how many friends you have on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram (you get the picture…) It doesn’t matter what music I listen to or movies I watch. It doesn’t matter what I post online. It doesn’t matter what I text. It’s okay to experiment with sex as long as it’s not intercourse. You can hate your parents or other family members and friends and still be a Christian. The most important thing in life is to have fun. Being sexy is more important than being modest. Education isn’t important or “I’m not smart enough.” It doesn’t matter how you earn your money just as long as you have the latest gadget or fad. You’ll never keep a boyfriend unless you have sex with him. I’m stuck and the only way out is to do something against what I believe. I’ll never have a friend I can trust. Through the next few weeks, I’ll be addressing these lies and what our response should be to them. What lies have you been told? Tweet This: A Strong Girl stands up to lies and defies...

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See what I did there?

I have a writing buddy who loves puns. He’s super hilarious and you’d never know by his sense of humor that he writes bloody suspense novels. You can follow his blog here: Tom Threadgill. Do you like puns? Write some of them for me in the comments below! And don’t forget to head over to my contest where I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Enjoy these punny pics! Which one’s your favorite? Tweet this: See what I did there?  ...

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My kindle does the work of 400 camels

It is said that a Persian Grand Vizier named Abdul Nassam Ismael took his entire 117,000 volume library with him everywhere he went on the backs of 400 camels. And get this–this is the best part–he trained the camels to carry the books in alphabetical order. Can you believe it? Makes me thankful for my kindle. I can’t imagine having that many books or that many camels! Imagine how much it cost to provide food and shelter not only for the camels but the camel handlers, too. Now that’s what I call an investment in knowledge. I used to have a thousand books (I’ve never owned a camel but I’m certainly open to the idea) and I gave about half of those away. 117,000 books would fill several large rooms from floor to ceiling. Clearly, this was a man of importance and wealth. Books were a lot more expensive in those days than they are now. I just ordered about seven cookbooks for free last night via my Kindle unlimited plan. Information is so much more available now it’s almost scary. One thing’s for certain. There are a lot of camels happy about the invention of the Kindle. Oh, and hump day, of course. Don’t forget to enter the contest to win a $25 Gift Card! Contest ends Monday! Tweet this: How do you tote your books ? Camel, Kindle or something else?       Leave me a comment and let me know how you transport your books! For me it’s a Kindle and books on CD in a pink tote bag!  ...

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Atheist Dawkins: Aborting babies with Down Syndrome is the moral thing to do

I can’t stop thinking about an article I wrote for Examiner a few days ago. As a Special Needs Kids Examiner and a college student working toward a degree in Special Education, I have access to the latest news regarding disabilities. When I read about Richard Dawkins tweeting that children with Down Syndrome should be aborted, I was incensed. According to him, it is the moral thing to do because they have nothing to contribute. Click to read the article I wrote. But that’s the problem, isn’t it? If one doesn’t believe in a God Who lovingly created humans in His Own Image, then life is nothing more than random cells. Humans are their own gods with the authority to decide who lives and dies. As I wrote in my new book, Autism, (Due out April 2015), I’ve met spiritual giants while working with people with disabilities. I think we’re going to be very surprised in Heaven when we meet our cognitively disabled brothers and sisters in their perfect bodies. Oh, what great conversations we’ll have then! The following video chokes me up every single time I watch it. It says it all, I think. This life isn’t about being perfect (whatever that is because perfection is relative). Life is about love. And if you’ve ever known someone with Down Syndrome, you’ve known real, tangible love. Click to tweet: Prenatal testing cannot predict love.     Make your way over to my Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Amazon! I love hearing from you. Do you know anyone with Down Syndrome? I’d love to hear all about...

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