Cause for Confusion


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different denominations in the Christian church? Not to mention cults, which are perversions of the faith?How can Christians disagree on so many different things? Aren’t we all reading the same Bible?

Well, most of us are – but some of us don’t read it very carefully, while others take things out of context and build doctrines on shaky foundations.…

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Read It Yourself


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart Ministries.

You know, some of us have learned everything we know about our faith from someone else – a pastor, a Sunday School class, a Christian radio program. But we’ve never actually studied the Bible for ourselves. Unfortunately, our lack of first-hand experience with the Word of God puts us at a real disadvantage when it comes to living out the faith we profess.…

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St. Francis Paradox


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

You know, as human beings, we’re naturally selfish. We’re practically born kicking and screaming and demanding our own way. As believers, we often find that our greatest struggle is to “crucify the flesh” – to put to death our old nature with its sinful self-absorption — live our lives for the glory of God and in service to our fellow man.…

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Be a Pollyanna!


Are you a “pollyanna”?

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

Today the word “pollyana” is often used as a derogatory term for someone who is naively optimistic, intentionally blind to unpleasant truths, or woefully out of touch with the harsh realities of life. But if you’ve ever read the original novel by Eleanor Porter or seen the Disney movie featuring Hayley Mills, you know better.…

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