Thilini Cate and her family

Shades of Diversity

By Thilini Cate “Mommy, I’m biracial.” “Biracial? Where did you hear that word?” “I didn’t hear it. I saw it.” “OK, when and where did you see it?” “On the 1st grade student profile page. I’m biracial and my friends are Anglo. What is biracial and Anglo?” Nothing could have prepared me to discuss such […]

Bible on a Wooden Table

The Lesson and Life for July 17, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Romans 3:21-31 By Thilini Cate In Letter VIII of C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, Screwtape explains to his protégé the different purposes that God and the devils have for the human race: “We want cattle who can finally become food; He wants servants who can finally become sons.” What Lewis explains through dialogue […]


The Lesson and Life for July 10, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Romans 3:9-20 By Thilini Cate My husband and I grew up in two different cultures. He was raised in America and I, in Sri Lanka. We possessed a very different understanding of ourselves, both individually and societally. Our worlds drastically differed, from theologies to dining habits—one ate with a fork, and the […]

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The Lesson and Life for July 3, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Romans 2:17-29 By Thilini Cate For Christmas my husband and I bought our 6-year-old son a new video game console. We decided that we would get it for him on the condition that it would be merged with his other activities—swimming, Legos, reading books, etc. However we soon found that he became […]


The Lesson and Life for June 26, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Romans 1:18-32 By Thilini Cate I enjoy working after 10:00 p.m. It offers a dim, calm, and quiet surrounding. But hidden within that tranquility and darkness lies a strong sense of confusion, chaos, and corruption both you and I have undeniably experienced. Light, however, offers that which is complex, gradual, resolute, and […]