The Miraculous, Exhilarating Touch of God

The Miraculous, Exhilarating Touch of God

I have been taught in my Christian circles to put my feelings in their proper place through the truth of God’s Word, the Bible, and I absolutely believe that to be valid and wise. My emotions are often a runaway train heading toward certain destruction, so pulling...

Healing from Sexual Brokenness

Healing from Sexual Brokenness

This issue of the Redbud Post is one of the most painful ones we've run. Each woman shares the trauma of living in a society that has run amuck sexually. We tell their stories that others may find help and hope. And we also tell their stories in hopes that it will...

Worn Hands

Worn Hands

I looked down at her hands, worn by so many years of labor. They seemed mostly of bone now, the fat and muscle mostly gone and the skin like a rag, twisted and stretched until it can never return to its original form. And, yet, they were beautiful to me. I spent much...

40 Days to Unwind the Roots of Anxiety

40 Days to Unwind the Roots of Anxiety

If you are fearful and anxious, you may be able to mask it very well for years, as I did. In fact, you may mask it so well that you don’t even recognize it as being a problem, but it will eventually catch up with you and affect your emotional, spiritual and physical...

Gratefulness Rather Than Greed

Gratefulness Rather Than Greed

Within moments of birth, a child’s life is driven by needs. Their first cry begins years of demands. And the demands get more insistent and determined as the child grows. By the time a child is two, he or she is determined that life is unfair and that they have to...

First Impressions

First Impressions

Ah Ni stepped off the airplane and immediately sensed she was in a new place as the odors of fried food and coffee assaulted her senses. Excitement and fear intermingled as she settled her backpack more securely on her shoulders and followed the crowd through the...

Ministering to the Wounded

Ministering to the Wounded

I’ve always been drawn to hurting people. However, when I first began to reach out to those who are wounded, I was naïve. I believed that if I could introduce them to the truths of Christ, their problems would be solved. In some cases, that is exactly what happened,...

An Open Letter to Truth-Loving Christians

An Open Letter to Truth-Loving Christians

Christians fall into two categories. Of course, there are many more than two, but for the purposes of this letter I’m sticking with these two: There are those who want to stand for truth above all and there are those who want to have peace above all. If you are in the...

An Open Letter to Peace-Loving Christians

An Open Letter to Peace-Loving Christians

As I said in “An Open Letter to Truth-Loving Christians,” Christians fall into two categories. Of course, there are many more than two, but for the purposes of this letter I’m addressing these two: There are those who want to stand for truth above all and there are...

Abortion and the Empowerment of Women

Abortion and the Empowerment of Women

I have a fierce desire to protect women’s rights and to promote their well being. Because of that, I didn’t immediately jump on the pro-life bandwagon. It sounded like a good, spiritual thing to protect the unborn, but I was worried about the woman’s, yes, right to...

JoHannah Reardon
JoHannah Reardon managed Christianity Today’s Bible study site for eight years. Besides writing numerous novels, two family devotional guides, and an adult meditation, she has written content for the Couples’ Devotional Bible and the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. She is currently the editor of the Redbud Post and a regular contributor to Abide.co.

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