Author Archives: Given Hoffman

About Given Hoffman

Given believes in the One True God, His Truths, and bringing Words of Life into everyday life. She is a weekly blogger and suspense novelist. You can learn more about her and her books at GivenHoffman.com

Homosexuality and the Church

I have a friend from the LGBT community. She and I have been friends for twenty years, and though we disagree on so many things we have kept a strong friendship and taught each other many things.  For instance she … Continue reading

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Why We Fight! Happy Memorial Day!

“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up … Continue reading

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God Made a Response to Bad Things Happening

The question of why God doesn’t do something to keep bad things happening is one that surfaces frequently in Christian discussion, because we see the suffering and evil of this world and our hearts respond with a desire to see … Continue reading

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Do We Have a Means to Start Over?

Failure is something we face continually, whether we recognize it or not. Sometimes it’s failure in our endeavors, job, or hobbies. Other times its failure in our relationships or our own standards. It can even be the failure on our … Continue reading

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Answering the Need of Truly Asking the Question

“How are you?” is a social question we ask frequently but rarely with a desire to know its true answer. Because to seek its real answer would be to welcome the burden of someone else’s problems. At least that’s how … Continue reading

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Do We Know What It Says?

Are we reading the Bible for ourselves? Do we know what it says? Or do we just know what the pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders tell us it says? Don’t get me wrong, these people can be a wonderful … Continue reading

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How Seriously Do We Take It?

There are subjects in the Bible that we take very seriously, but then there are those that feel so pervasive we kind of just find ourselves giving up on taking them seriously. Perhaps we’re asking ourselves the questions: If it … Continue reading

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Will You Explore the Truth of the Empty Tomb or Spread the Lie?

Jesus’s existence is not often debated. The fact that He was crucified by the Romans is also not usually a topic of debate. What is commonly debated though is whether or not Jesus was/is the Son of God and if … Continue reading

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What He Did After His Triumphant Entrance

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, a day we celebrate Jesus’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. A multitude is shouting His praises, and coats and branches are being laid down on the road for Him. It’s definitely a moment to be remembered, … Continue reading

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Evaluating Our Priorities

  We are people of habits. We function very much within a status quo. Yet there are times when our previous way of existing is taken away. What do we do when the pursuits by which we have found purpose, … Continue reading

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