All posts by Simyona Deanova

Man checking time from watch in hotel room

God’s Watch Is Slow

What do I mean by that title? It conjures up a mental picture of some big man (or woman for some of you) glancing anxiously at a watch on his wrist, doesn’t it? But of course the meaning here is metaphorical, God no more has

Peering cat

When I Doubt

It is said that one who has never doubted has never had their faith tested, this is never a comfort when you’re experiencing doubt, but it’s still important to remember. We need our faith to be challenged now and then, if only to determine what

Man alone on a lake

Are You Hearing Voices?

Who do we turn to when things go wrong? Who can be counted on to never leave our side? To always be there when we need them? Scripture tells us that God can be trusted for this, that in fact Jesus died and was raised

Rainbow over walkway

God and the Rainbow

Over the years I have heard a number of heteronormative Christians, some of them friends of mine, some of them complete strangers, complain about the LGBT appropriation of the rainbow as our symbol. “It was meant as a promise from God,” they complain, pointing to

Two men sitting and waiting

When Should We Wait?

This is a very difficult topic to address. We have felt the agony of having to wait at some point in our lives, probably more than once. Waiting to see if we passed that test we spent all night studying for, waiting for the traffic


The Root of Justice

Do we, as people, truly understand justice? We created an image of justice as a blind lady with measuring scales and a sword. We invent heroes like Batman, Superman, and The Punisher. What hero did God send us? Was Jesus like any of these? Jesus

Stained glass window image of Jesus

Jesus, My Eye Doctor

Fundamentalism, or “legalism,” as I prefer to call it, is a difficult topic for me. I’m not even sure I’m fully qualified to offer any advice in this matter, given how little patience I have with legalists most of the time. I think in this

Man alone on a lake

Be Perfect in Love

“And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites.” -1 Peter 1:17 This is a tricky subject to write about, particularly for me. I have always felt like an outsider regardless of which group I was with. I sometimes feel like

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Shine the Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. “Light up the darkness.” ~Bob Marley A good friend of mine recently posted a video link on Facebook. In the video,

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Be Amazing

“Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” –Luke 6:28 “No one is safe from being blessed.” –Graham Cooke I don’t have a lot to say in this article, so it shouldn’t take long to get through it all. I know the