Posts with the category “holly-varnum”
Did Jesus Commit WHAT???
April 20th, 2023
One of the reasons young people are walking away from the church is because their questions aren’t being answered. They do not feel they have been seen, heard, or given answers to their questions from... Read More
I KNOW He Lives!
April 6th, 2023
That night was a turning point in my Christian walk. Was what I said wrong? No, but it certainly was not convincing or satisfactory to someone who didn’t already know my Lord.... Read More
Lessons from February's Sons, Part 2
February 17th, 2023
In a moving eulogy written by his dear friend, Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, George Washington was remembered as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” ... Read More
Lessons from February's Sons, Part 1
February 10th, 2023
Our blog today features two men born on the same day in February and lessons we can learn from them. We pray that you walk away with tools to help strengthen your faith and family connections. ... Read More
Words of C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
December 21st, 2022
Please join me, Holly, to talk about a few choice words centered around this upcoming holiday.... Read More
October 7th, 2022
In a time when grandparents (and even parents) are made to feel they have little to offer, I want to challenge readers to see God’s intent for these special roles—namely, a lasting impact and a legacy... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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. ... Read More
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! ... Read More
Groggy? I Hope So!
March 25th, 2022
I hope my title doesn’t sound negative or mean, but I needed to get your attention. ... Read More
No Pain, No Gain
February 18th, 2022
Becoming like Christ is a difficult process, but the gain at the end is incomparable. ... Read More
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. ... Read More
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? ... Read More
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. ... Read More
Rest Assured--But How?
December 31st, 2021
So, do you feel at rest, or are you too stressed? ... Read More
An Unlikely Antidote
December 17th, 2021
It has no boundaries, affects young and mature, can cripple and maim, but when faced, won’t endure.... Read More
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.... Read More
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... Read More
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.) ... Read More
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... Read More
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!... Read More
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... Read More
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 ... Read More