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Angela Jamene
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Angela is a Northern California based mother, writer and late to the party Christian. Her down to earth curiosity along with her faith inspire her to answer her own questions, which are usually just an extended version of "Why?"

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5 Things I'm Not Planning This Year

(1) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 10:19 AM

1. Goals
Sometimes I find that goal planning is a determined form of procrastination.

Looking back at old goals I can see through their shiny eyed idealism. Whether I bought a fancy planner, bought a fancy binder, or bought a fancy laptop with synching calendars and contacts, I...

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Is Masturbation a Sin?

(10) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 12:19 AM

Look. No one wants to hear what they can or cannot do with their body.

We came by free will in the hardest way and we feel like we've earned it. "This is my life!"

But, the whole free will thing isn't without its catches, hang-ups, and consequences. We're...

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Discerning and Hearing Divine Guidance Isn't Always Easy

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:50 PM

It's hard for me to remember that there was a time when I thought I would never be able to say "I follow divine guidance", and it was just about 4 days ago.

It's difficult to imagine my days, and nights, without that still small voice around. I can't qualify...

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10 Things I Learned From Building My First Blogsite

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Building a website is hard. The level of brain strain can feel more like brain warping as you try not to think too hard about how these little codes go all the way to space and go all over the world the second you post something. It's a truly amazing...

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The People Christians Are Allowed to Hate

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:17 AM

So, who can we hate? As Christians, who do we have every right to be mean to?

No one. Not a single person.

Not that awful brother-in-law, or that girl from high school that told everyone the thing you least wanted them all to know. We can't hate...

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There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 5:11 PM

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few know that there is any need for it. There is. A desperate and dire need.

Over ten thousand...

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Prayer? There's an App for That

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:42 PM

I drove by a church near my house once and they had set up Drive Thru Prayer in their parking lot and people were lined up to pull in. I realized how glad I was that they hadn't asked me first if they should do it. I would have laughed....

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This Christmas, Let's Bring Back WWJD

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 9:58 AM

There's never a time when I am more grateful that God instructed us not to judge than I am around Christmas. As I pick out gifts for family, it's easy to feel the kind of love, joy, and expectancy that gift giving inspires. But, they aren't the only ones I...

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The Problem With Christians is That They Are People, and Sometimes People Suck

(15) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 5:43 PM

"I like Jesus, it's his followers I can't stand"

That used to be a magnet on my refrigerator. I was 21 and had only read the bible enough to try to tear down anyone who threatened to give me "the good news". It's a popular sentiment, as I found out...

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What People Are Really Thinking When They Invite you to Church

(1853) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 12:42 PM

In the new era of "The Pope Francis Effect", and people of all walks coming out for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, a lot of previously shy Christians are feeling more confident stepping up and out, and inviting you to church.

Which can...

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Two Reality Shows That Practically Clean My House for Me

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 10:10 AM

There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode....

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A Prayer for Pastor Saeed Abedini From Everyone

(3) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 12:09 PM

There is nothing easy about reading the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, and it's been getting worse.

While his previous situation was horrific, his new one is easy to label as "far worse". The dual US and Iranian citizen has been moved to Rajai Shahr and placed...

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Did You Know Cleopatra Is in the Bible?

(24) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 12:11 PM

There are some things a person expects to learn from the Bible -- consciously wants to learn.
"Tell me how to love!"
"Guide me when I parent!"
"What was that one king's name? Wait, was he an emperor or a king? Or a pharaoh?"

What I...

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Forgive Your Brother, Unless He's Been Divorced

(112) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 7:07 PM

With the high divorce rate and the rising popularity of living together for a number of years before or instead of getting married, the social attitude toward marriage and divorce has changed drastically as the understanding of psychology and, for better or worse, the lax attitude many of our biggest...

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