Author: Carla Alvarez

Praise: God’s Great Dance Floor

This song has been playing quite a bit in our house lately. From what I gather, this was one of the theme songs at Second’s beach retreat this year.

At the end of each day, everyone at camp would go to a service. There would be music performances, and Dr. Young would speak. The deal was that every time this song came on, everyone would have to jump.

When Avery came home from camp, every time the song came on the radio she would tell her sisters they would have to jump.

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Thankful for Good Friends

This week I am very thankful for my friends. Some people you become friends with because of circumstances, because you in close proximity either due to work, school, or involvement in organizations. But some people you are friends with because you are walking down the same path going in the same direction.  And those are the friends I am very thankful for today. People you can tell weird stuff to and they don’t look like you’ve lost your mind. People you can call at the last minute and ask them to help you with something, and they not only say...

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America the Beautiful

Since this is the 4th of July weekend, the praise today is “America the Beautiful” sung by Judith Roberts and the choir at Second Baptist North. We all know that July 4th, 1776, was the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed. But what about the 5th? The fifth of July was the day that the declaration was disseminated and published, posted and sent to the troops 1“Creating the Declaration:  A Timeline.”  National Archives.  Accessed 5 July 2013 http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_timeline.html 2“Committee of Five.”  Wikipedia.  Accessed 5 July 2014  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_Five .  It was the day that action was started to...

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Thankful for Freedom

While it may seem cliche, I am very thankful that I live in a country where we can worship God freely and openly without infringement.  As of today anyway.

Just because it is that way now, it doesn’t mean it will always be that way if we do not guard it carefully.  There is a huge force to minimize, to trivialize,and even to criminalize  Bible believing Christians.  We are the new group that is on the government “watch lists.”   People are being penalized  for standing firm for their faith.

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Nine Days in Heaven Review

One day I was browsing through the bookstore at my church while waiting to pick up my kids and I came across this book, Nine Days in Heaven, by Dennis and Nolene Prince.

The book is an update of one originally written titled Scenes from Beyond the Grave in 1859 by Marietta Davis, a young woman who was in a coma for 9 days, during which time she had an experience of heaven.

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