Lisa R. Howeler

Freelance Writer & Photographer

Sitting in our homes in rural Pennsylvania we often watched the news and thought to ourselves, “Whew. Glad that’s not happening here.” We watched children being killed in their schools by children their own age and drug dealers being arrested and drive by shootings and little babies being killed by their mother’s live in boyfriend. …

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When you search the internet for the word “calling” one of the definitions is “a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.” In the Christian definition we often use the word to describe God’s plan for our life and we often believe God lays one calling on us and we …

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Our brain was not wired to process the amount of information we throw at it on a daily basis. The shows we watch. The news we tune into. The podcasts we listen to. The social media we scroll through. The trends and news and health warnings and even the good stuff that is aimed at …

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Last week I wrote about feeling fake as a Christian when I find myself doubting my faith because of the suffering some people face. I never know if anyone will read my posts when I write them but I write anyhow, I guess as a form of catharsis for myself and also in case someone …

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Photography today is creating what isn’t real. It’s manipulation of you, the viewer. That beautiful scene with that family in an open field with amazing sun? Nine times out of ten that’s not real. It was edited in Photoshop. The power lines were painted out, the sun flare was added with an overlay and that …

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No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgmentYou shall condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) I say it at least three times a week. “My anxiety is high today.” “My anxiety has me stressed.” …

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My son was recovering from an illness on the couch and watching a cartoon on his laptop, my daughter was watching a cartoon on my phone and I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when it all shut off out of the blue. For ten seconds we sat there and looked at each other bewildered. What …

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