Author Archives: Jonna Hawker Turek

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.

Happiness is a Hula Hoop

First Posted on July 25, 2010  by Jonna Hawker Turek When was the last time you treated your hips to the gentle caress of a hula hoop?  If it’s been more than a few years, you may be under the misapprehension, as I … Continue reading

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Do you feel like a weak link?

There was once a TV game show called The Weakest Link. On the show, the first contestants to get a wrong answer were eliminated and labeled the weakest link, implying that a weak link is useless. It is my contention … Continue reading

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When to resist

If you spend any time on social media, you can’t avoid the hashtag #RESIST, the slogan of the people who are unwilling to accept the results of our country’s election and the peaceful transfer of power. Those in this movement … Continue reading

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I lift up my eyes to The Hill?

I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. – Psalm … Continue reading

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Created Equal

In a few days we will celebrate the birth of our nation, Independence Day, with parades, picnics,  fireworks, and all the usual Fourth of July activities.  It is appropriate at this time to take a look at our founding documents. … Continue reading

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Brothers and sisters, let us cast a spell…

Non-believers frequently refer to religion as mere superstition, an attempt by lesser mortals to attempt to explain and control a random and capricious universe. Setting aside the condescension and blasphemy inherent in that view, I have to admit that, like … Continue reading

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Speaking in tongues

Many Christian churches celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, commemorating the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on Christ’s disciples as recorded in the Book of Acts, chapter 2: On the day of Pentecost all the Lord’s followers were together in … Continue reading

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One in Christ

Diversity, multiculturalism, racism, sexism, white privilege, black power, Islamophobia What comes to mind, what feelings are aroused, when reading those words? In light of the current prominence of these concepts in our society, many of our Christian ministries are making an effort to become … Continue reading

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Never forget

Memorial Weekend is a time set aside to remember those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a time for flag flying, camping, picnics, barbecues, and family celebrations; all the while remembering … Continue reading

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Whatsoever is true…

“Doctors don’t want you to know this bombshell technique celebrities use to lose belly fat and wipe out wrinkles with only these two simple ingredients!” Every day we are bombarded with click bait, fake news, misinformation, unfounded accusations, innuendo, and spin … Continue reading

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