February 25, 2022

 I took action, Russell, and you can, too. Move, change, do something. If it’s a mistake, do something else. – Frasier I’m baaaaack… It sure has been a while!  Life tends to get in the way of our plans sometimes – as is the case with me.  I had several thoughts and ideas for columns, but in mid-January, I got the dreaded COVID.  While it certainly didn’t affect me as severely as it has others, it was scary, lonely, and... Read more

January 3, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It is almost a struggle to say that because it has been so dark recently.  Not with me, necessarily, although I did take a short break from writing.  And I definitely didn’t put as much effort into the holidays as I usually do.  Partially because of COVID and not having any big gatherings, but also because, well, I just wasn’t in the Christmas spirit.   I think that was a common thread.  The world is... Read more

December 6, 2021

I am starting a new regular series on my Patheos column called “Conversation Piece.” It will be a different topic each time designed to start a – wait for it – conversation.  I will present different points of view and ask for your contributions in the comments. For the first week, I want to talk about how we tell the difference between a sign from God or a roadblock from satan. Let me explain. Sometimes things happen in our lives... Read more

December 1, 2021

Since my own depression has been causing me some lack of focus and writer’s block lately, this seemed like a good topic. I wanted to take a moment to talk about depression and why I absolutely despise it when people think and tell other people that if they just pray harder, their depression will be gone. Then, of course, if it isn’t then “God has a reason.” This idea is so extremely unhelpful in so many situations.  I will likely... Read more

November 24, 2021

In one of my earlier blogs, I mentioned all the reasons I’m a bad Christian. In today’s blog, I’m going to address one of those things I listed: makeup (and maybe clothes). I love makeup – buying it, wearing it, watching YouTube videos about it. I love to try unconventional colors and looks and just experiment. For me, my face is a canvas and the makeup is the paint. And while the Bible says women should be “modest,” I’m just... Read more

November 18, 2021

Sex is everywhere.  You can barely watch a kids’ show anymore without hearing a thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.  Even commercials are loaded with it.  From the seemingly innocuous grandparents with wrinkled clothes commercial to the more obvious, very clinical birth control commercials.  Not to mention music…  It’s out there – whether we like it or not. The fact that it’s out there will very likely lead to some questions from your kids about what it all means. (side note: I do... Read more

November 12, 2021

Hello, all! It’s been a little longer than I would have liked since my last blog, and I apologize for that, but I’ve been out of commission for a few days. My life is a reality show sometimes.   Stay tuned… So in this week’s episode of That Could Have Been A Lot Worse with JC LaChette, I’ll tell you how I was reminded to be grateful for what didn’t happen, instead of being angry about what did.  It was... Read more

November 7, 2021

Listen closely: I am not insignificant. You are not insignificant. Yet somehow, people read Philippians and think we are supposed to treat ourselves as such. And we wonder why people flee from Christianity. Sure, come on in! Jesus loves you! Just remember that you are nothing and everyone else is something.  Uh, no.  Here is the verse in question: Philippians 2:3-4 – Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of... Read more

November 4, 2021

I am a Christian, I have been through a divorce, and last year, I got married to the man who really is the love of my life. I also believe, wholeheartedly, that this new marriage is a gift from God. A blessing.  I know that people say God isn’t going to “end your marriage” so He can give you someone else. But in my case, God didn’t end my marriage, I did.   And I think God gets it. In... Read more

November 3, 2021

Excuse me, what? Welcome to the forgiveness party. I’m JC LaChette, and I am a bad Christian. I don’t go to church as often as I should. I divorced and remarried. I’ve broken all of the commandments except one – unless you count the bugs I’ve stepped on. I’m crass. I cuss. You’ll see me wearing too much makeup and sometimes black lipstick. I don’t dress modestly. I’m guilty of both sloth and gluttony, as one can easily see by... Read more

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