Author Archives: Jonna Hawker Turek

About Jonna Hawker Turek

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

Delusions of Adequacy

When someone seems to think too much of themselves we sometimes say they must be suffering from delusions of grandeur. However, I think there’s an even more pernicious and wide-spread condition: delusions of adequacy. Adequate means “fully sufficient for the … Continue reading

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Yes, there are blessings in social media

We frequently hear people bemoaning the lack of civility on social media and complaining about the nasty comments anonymous trolls make to people they don’t even know.  I have experienced that aspect of social media myself and know the critics … Continue reading

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Got garbage?

Earlier this week I was once again awakened in the wee hours by a noisy garbage truck picking up cans on my street. I was annoyed, and as I tried to snatch a few more minutes of sleep, I imagined … Continue reading

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Hey! Look at me!

“Look at me, Mom!” “Watch this, Mommy!” “Mama, see me!”  I have been blessed with three fine sons; the first two 16 years apart and the last arriving six years later. They are very different in many ways, but the … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper

This morning I glanced in the mirror and couldn’t help noticing the changes the years, and gravity, have made in my appearance. For just a moment I felt guilty, as if I had sinned, somehow, by showing my age. There is great … Continue reading

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Out of step with perfection

When I can’t get outdoors to walk, I like to do step aerobics with my Wii Fit system. I eventually added the balance board riser attachment, so I could get a better workout.  The Wii Fit system is calibrated to … Continue reading

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The meek shall inherit

In the current climate of aggressive intolerance, I’ve been mulling over the Biblical concept of meekness, as in “the meek shall inherit the Earth (Matthew 5:5)” Some folks seem to confuse meekness with shyness. But shyness is usually the result … Continue reading

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Are You Beautiful…Enough?

The old saying, “A woman can’t be too rich or too thin” has still not fallen out of favor. In fact, there has been a codicil added, “…or too beautiful.” Women who many would consider already beautiful are modifying their … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way, baby… or have we?

Definition: Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children in order to please or appease a god or supernatural being in order to achieve a desired result. (emphasis mine) In Old Testament times, it was a common, albeit heinous, practice … Continue reading

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Pentecostal People

Pentecost is an ancient Jewish holy day when the custom was for Jews from far and wide to travel to Jerusalem to celebrate together. On the first Pentecost following the death and resurrection of Jesus, His disciples were gathered together … Continue reading

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