Author Archives: Carlene Hill Byron

About Carlene Hill Byron

The former editor of New England Church Life and The New England Christian, Carlene Hill Byron is enjoying being home in Maine after 20 years in North Carolina. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Find her at christianpurposeblog.wordpress.com, churchandmentalillness.wordpress.com and on Facebook at MyHouseHasHistory.

God Says: Become Like a (Very) Little Child


What is unfamiliar and unpredictable is especially captivating to young children. Is this kind of openness to new experience what it means to “become like little children” who can enter God’s Kingdom? Continue reading

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God Says: Love God


Love of God and love of neighbor are even more inseparable than identical twins. Both loves grow together, or neither grows healthy. Continue reading

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'Have No Fear of Perfection — You'll Never Reach It'


For those who know Salvador Dali only as an artist who created all-but-psychotic visions of a world in dissolution, enjoy this surprising quote and image I discovered. As I aim to become more perfect, doing my best to follow the … Continue reading

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God Says: Love Other People … Even Stupid, Greedy People


We’re just off Christmas, and those of us in the US have spent, on average, more than $700 to buy gifts for people we find relatively easy to love. Today, I’m writing about the people we find hardest to love. Because God has something to say about how we treat them. Continue reading

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God Says: Thank God (And Discover God Is There)


When A.J. Jacobs, a secular Jew and humorist, spent a year recording his experiment in following Biblical commands, he discovered one surprising thing he couldn’t laugh at: It was more satisfying to “thank God” than to simply “be grateful.” Continue reading

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