Living the adventure

By Erin Elizabeth Austin

Judgmental. Harsh. Critical. As Christians, we are taught that we shouldn’t be negative in our outlook on life. We’re supposed to be happy, positive people who always see the glass as half-full, but that’s easier said than done. Personally, it’s something I only manage to accomplish when I regularly ask God for help.

Whether or not we like to admit it, I think most of us have the tendency to be a little cynical in the way we view what’s happening in the world around us. Because there is so much evil in the world, we’re taught that we shouldn’t trust others. As children, we learn not to talk to strangers. As adults, we’re reminded not to pick up hitchhikers on the street. We’re even taught as we grow up to stay away from people who dress a certain way because as a general rule that means they’re bad. And while it’s good to exercise caution in this day and age, I can’t help but wonder if we’ve become too critical and narrow-minded.



  By Katy

The LORD still thunders today.



  By Katy

Have you seen the new “American Woman’s Bible” that just came out June 7th? You can see a review of it in our newest issue of Refresh at (link) (scroll to page 74).

“See how women throughout the history of this great nation have lived out … Biblical values such as courage, faith, honor, mercy, sacrifice, forgiveness, obedience, resourcefulness, and more. … This Bible shows that by taking on the mantle of godly values, women can bring about the changes needed to keep this nation strong.” (Foreword by Penny Nance, page V)

This hardback Bible ($34.99 retail price) is NKJV and has 70 bios of American women scattered through it, plus short articles on intriguing topics and people related to our country’s history. 




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A Blog by Katy Kauffman

Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher

Katy loves to write about how God works in our lives on a daily basis. Each day with Him is an adventure. She hopes to capture some of those adventure moments here, and wants to see what God is teaching you as well.


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