No Longer Captive

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No Longer Captive Many has been the days of bondage and fear Those days where your love did not seem near I would show up ready at your front door Only to run away after hearing other footsteps on the floor Scared and in panic, I would hide in the dark Praying that these terrifying […]

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Gallup Poll Says We Are Far From Losing Our Religion

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We often hear today that religion is fading and that people prefer to say they are “spiritual” but not “religious.”  A recent Gallup Survey seems to refute that understanding.  WIN/Gallup International is the leading association in market research and polling worldwide.  In 1977 George Gallop initiated an International End of Year Survey which continues to this day. […]

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Weekly Poems by Marla

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Beginning this week, I plan to write weekly poems to share with this audience. From a very young age God has been my Rescuer, my Comforter, my Hope and my closest friend in my time of need. I would pretend to write letters to Him as a friend in a faraway land as often as […]

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Christian Theology and the Body

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Recently, a colleague asked for my opinion on Christian theology and the body: how does Christianity view the body, and why should Christians be concerned about the body’s health? I was surprised to find that I could not give an immediately obvious answer. Isn’t health of the body just self-evidently a good thing to pursue? […]

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Running My Spirit – A Story of Spirituality and Health

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I began running in college and quickly became addicted. I loved every bit of running, (except the first mile as any runner will agree!). I loved pushing myself to the point that I could only think about my next steps and my next few breaths. I loved the freedom of conquering the world with just […]

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