Do we want you to be entertained? Sure. Do we want to be a trusted source for new musical discoveries? Of course. But our primary goal is to present content that enriches your life spiritually. We asked if anyone wanted to share how Under The Radar has been a blessing to them, and we were overwhelmed with the responses this month. Here's some of the wonderful words of encouragement:..
November 18, 2015
November 17, 2015
Lately, I have been noticing a disturbing trend among Christians who write about singleness. They leave me, a non-married woman, frustrated because they make me feel misunderstood. Too often, articles on singleness are filled with clichés which are used to cover people’s pain and sadness regarding their relationship status. Or they are not nuanced enough for the wide variety of ways people experience their singleness. Or they do not contain holistic truth or a theology of marriage, singleness, or relationships which is helpful. And in almost no article is the joy of singleness heard.
November 16, 2015
World hunger is a worthy cause in which our families can serve. In this materialistic world, it is much easier to work toward our own needs and desires, yet it can never satisfy. Rather, there is much joy in serving others! “He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses” (Proverbs 28:27 NKJV). It is important to model this lifestyle for our children. Allowing them to serve those in need is a healthy experience. It breeds gratitude for the blessings they have while also producing a sense of responsibility to meet the needs of others...
November 15, 2015
With 50,000 others I ran the New York City Marathon two weeks ago. We ran through five boroughs and crossed over four bridges. It was challenging, colorful and crowded. From a variety of angles during the race I could see 1 World Trade Center - the Freedom Tower. Reaching 1,776 feet, the Freedom Tower is a massive, spectacular glass and metal spire that juts into the sky. Like a defiant finger in the face of terrorism, it stands as a shining monument to freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, freedom of the press, freedom of religion...
November 14, 2015
Where do you even start? There is a deep well of terror. We might even be getting numb to it. And we in North America are so far away from what is happening there. How must it feel to be there? What about the families and communities that live in a constant state of perpetual worry? Can you imagine living in a place where a family funeral is not safe? A place where prayer becomes, simply: “Dear God..."
November 12, 2015
Boundaries can be hard to set with anyone. It feels like we're restricting others. However, when we set boundaries, we also allow the other person to live and grow within their own space. How does this work when the boundary is with your adult child? Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife,” but sometimes the children don’t leave. They might even be taking advantage of their parents generosity. Signs that you may need to set boundaries with your adult child include...
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