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Rebecca Wood resides in Zionsville, Indiana with her husband, four sons, and St. Bernard dog Rosie. Rebecca writes essays centering on faith, parenting, and running. Her work has been included in numerous publications and books including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Running for Good, Runner's World Online, Her View From...

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  1. A good word this morning, especially right before Election Day in the US.
    They will know we are Christians by our love.

  2. Thank you for this post. It is right that our faith influences our view of political issues, but that does not mean that Christians all share the same views. There is not only one way for Christians to vote or where to stand on various issues. Yet we should lead the way on how to disagree with civility and love. God is not a democrat or republican; He’s not even an American. God is greater than our political systems and uses them for His purposes. We are to be faithful to his Word and calling and treat one another and our neighbors with love, even if we disagree.

  3. In this particular election with abortion being such a hot topic, I as a Christian don’t see how I can find any common ground with a fellow Christian who would vote for a party that says abortion is OK. That’s just my personal opinion.

  4. Well said Becky! I am prayer partners with your mom. I’m pretty sure our situation is much like your s and Beth:):). Respectfully it can be hard for sure but our friendship of almost 40 years goes much deeper than politics. Your mom has been one of the most influential women in my spiritual growth. She is someone I trust immensely and have had a much richer life bc of her. Keep writing Becky. Your mom is so so proud of you as am I.

  5. This is written so well I wanted to keep reading. There is a desire to know how this divide can be brought to a point of respect for one another and continuing friendship. Please keep it coming; you are gifted and your story will tell how Jesus works through the impossible. Thank You!

  6. Thank you, THANK YOU for this encouragement that Jesus is greater than politics! It’s a great reminder that loving those we disagree with is a crucial part of Christian unity. I’ve never thought about how tense things could’ve gotten between Matthew and Simon before; thanks for a new perspective. Blessings!

  7. Rebecca,

    We are all created uniquely. We won’t always agree on everything & that is alright. The different denominations do church their own way with their own beliefs. Our beliefs may differ & divide us, but one constant should remain in our lives & friendships Jesus Christ died for ALL of us-democrats. Republicans, Independents, etc. We should acknowledge that Christ is first & foremost in our lives & that should be common ground for us all!

    Blessings 🙂