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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. I’m 100% on board with sharing hope and with sharing the good stuff instead of the cynical stuff! 🙂

    But a lot of truth right now isn’t… happy. A lot of reality – the reality we can only change through prayer and action (including voting) – is ugly. A lot of lies are swirling around in most churches in the US, dismissing truth. And some (not all!) of the happily ever after media lies baldly about reality in ways that go beyond “well, for the sake of the story, things need to be tied up by the end of the book, whereas in life we won’t get a lot of our conclusions/explanations/resolution while we’re still alive” narrative convenience.

    How can we do truth-telling *and* hope? How can we expose the dragons *and* the fact they can be conquered, when a lot of people who are Christians flinch away from accurate views of how the world works, and are papering over it with the way the world works in the Hallmark Channel plus a dash of vengeance against whoever their talk-show hosts have said is the evil of the week?

    (but re: book recommendations, yes, always the ones with hope! And books where we can reach up to something! And the ones that have empathy rather than gratuitous and empty vilification of human beings made in the image of God [see “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom for how you can show actions as evil while still loving, exclusively by the power of God, the perpetrators], and something true for the brain to chew on.)

    • Dear KC,
      First consider what truth is; for a Christian, it is a good Bible. That means it was translated accurately from authenticated sources. Opinions are not truth. Consider if the stories that are disturbing you are someone’s opinion. Next, consider the following truths: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or tax collector.” In other words, stand on the Word and pray for them. Acts 20:31 “I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

  2. Beautiful reminder, Dawn!

    I call it FBTSOMPing. It’s how I roll. I know the “ing” at the end doesn’t really work, but when journaling, I always wanted a shorter way to write it.

    Thank you for the reminder. This world can definitely bog us down – especially the so-called news. But we don’t have to live there, for sure.

  3. Amen, Dawn! My sentiments exactly and loved the quotes! Charles Spurgeon is one of my favs! Amazing how quotes written long ago, relay to these horrific times! Loved this post! And blessings for your book in process!! No doubt it will be lovely!

  4. Dawn,

    This post is spot on!! Society of late is trying its best to turn us away from God. We have to have a firm foundation on the word of God. Like David we have to have the word hidden in our hearts. We must put on the full armor of God daily to combat the evils that exist. People are easily swayed away from God-even by well meaning TV preachers.

    Loved the quote by Charles Spurgeon: I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.”

    Blessings 🙂