Posts with the category “holly-varnum”
The Beal Challenge!
September 2nd, 2022
The year was 1879. The location—Michigan State University. The event—a unique scientific experiment to determine the viability of seeds if left buried and undisturbed by outside forces. Professor of B...
August 19th, 2022
Before you disregard this blog as trite or irrelevant to your life, please indulge me for just a few minutes. I promise that it will be worth it, AND you may even walk away with a renewed (or first-ti...
Peter & Grace, Part 2
August 5th, 2022
As a continuation of last week’s message in recounting Peter’s early Christian walk, today’s blog will focus on Grace’s role in his life and how we can so easily relate to this man’s journey of faith....
Peter & Grace, Part 1
July 29th, 2022
Be honest. When you first saw the pairing of these title words, it most likely triggered thoughts of a couple—maybe even a love story....
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
July 1st, 2022
Did reading this title feel kind of “uncomfortable”? If so, you really need to read this blog. ...
Curriculum Sneak Peek!
April 29th, 2022
Today, I want to give you a sneak peek into one part of our soon-to-be-released IMPACT curriculum! ...
Groggy? I Hope So!
March 25th, 2022
I hope my title doesn’t sound negative or mean, but I needed to get your attention. ...
No Pain, No Gain
February 18th, 2022
Becoming like Christ is a difficult process, but the gain at the end is incomparable. ...
Learning Curve Challenge!
February 11th, 2022
I had always been a creationist and believed God’s Word was true, but this new information made me realize that I had been compartmentalizing my Christianity. ...
Starstruck—I Can't Help It!
January 14th, 2022
Why is it that a child under the age of 3 can state the obvious without a hint of reservation, yet grown adults will try to reason away the idea that God made this? ...
Listen BEFORE You Leap!
January 7th, 2022
As anxious as we all are to leap into the new year hoping for a brighter tomorrow, there’s something you need to hear (or should I say, read) before you jump into January. ...
Rest Assured--But How?
December 31st, 2021
So, do you feel at rest, or are you too stressed? ...
An Unlikely Antidote
December 17th, 2021
It has no boundaries, affects young and mature, can cripple and maim, but when faced, won’t endure....
December 3rd, 2021
As believers, we know that gratefulness is something we should be practicing 24/7, not just the fourth Thursday of November each year....
Please say “Yes!”
November 26th, 2021
Dr. Juan Valdes continues to challenge us with a deeper look into C.S. Lewis’ work as he deals with God’s wooing and the response of humanity to this Divine pursuit. (Introduction and conclusion writt...
Wooed and Pursued!
November 19th, 2021
Please join me today with a featured post from Dr. Juan Valdes, one of our popular RforH speakers! (Today’s blog is the first in a two-part series. Part two will be posted next Friday.) ...
Just Be Straight With Me!
November 5th, 2021
Let’s be honest. We all know that when someone says this statement, they want you to be real with them--they want the truth. So what is the truth? Ironically, there seems to be quite a bit of confusio...
May I Ask You a Question?
October 15th, 2021
I discovered that only a small handful of the almost 70 students I worked with even knew who Adam and Eve were!...
The “Eyes” Have It!
October 8th, 2021
“How could anyone possibly believe that something so obviously designed for a specific purpose is a product of evolution?” This rather rhetorical question (or so I thought) was posed by my daughter a...
Hope--More Than Wishful Thinking
October 1st, 2021
As I have been acclimating to my new role in developing curriculum for Reasons for Hope*, I have upped my screen time significantly--watching, taking notes, and absorbing as much of the video content ...