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  • 5 Bible Verses to Say Aloud When You Have Doubt

    5 Bible Verses to Say Aloud When You Have Doubt

    Have you ever been through a season where life didn’t go as planned? Maybe a vacation you planned was canceled or a cruise was postponed. Or maybe you didn’t get into your top school...

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  • The Three Greatest Gifts the Church Can Give to Believers

    The Three Greatest Gifts the Church Can Give to Believers

    Stop me if you have heard this, “Boy, has this been a difficult season.” That is an attitude I have heard time and time again. I think we have given up on the idea of ever returning to...

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  • Combating Work Burnout with God's Word

    Combating Work Burnout with God's Word

    For the past year or so, many people have experienced burnout at their jobs. Whether you work in an office, at home, or in ministry, you’ve likely felt the pressure. Many people had to...

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  • The Grateful Drive-Thru Guy

    The Grateful Drive-Thru Guy

    Have you ever experienced a seemingly mundane interaction that was actually very impactful? I have. But I didn’t notice at first. Let me tell you what I mean.

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  • God’s Child: Valuable, Cherished, and of Infinite Worth

    God’s Child: Valuable, Cherished, and of Infinite Worth

    This blog post is adapted from Overcoming Life’s Sorrows by R. Reed Lessing. “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Harry Warren and Al Dubin composed this song in 1934. Numerous musicians...

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  • Humility as Seen in John the Baptist

    Humility as Seen in John the Baptist

    This blog post is adapted from Redeemed: Our Lives as Sinners and Saints by Dan Hoppen.

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  • Faith Lessons I’ve Learned from Running

    Faith Lessons I’ve Learned from Running

    I’ve been running for the past five years or so, and while I wouldn’t consider myself a professional by any means, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two over the past few...

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  • Praising God for His Law and Love in Psalms

    Praising God for His Law and Love in Psalms

    Our reasons for praising God are innumerable, yet I often fail to find words that accurately express my praise. Thankfully, the Lord Himself provides words of praise in the Book of...

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  • Become a Lifelong Learner of God’s Word

    Become a Lifelong Learner of God’s Word

    When you hear the word learning, what comes to mind? I’m guessing that one of the first things you think of is school. You might recall memories of classrooms, teachers, desks, and long...

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  • Pruning Is a Gift from God

    Pruning Is a Gift from God

    In John 15, Jesus uses a vine and its branches to teach us about spiritual growth. Our spiritual fruit is the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,...

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  • God’s Gift of Rest under a Tiny Tree

    God’s Gift of Rest under a Tiny Tree

    For as long as I can remember, the word rest has never been in my vocabulary. As a child, my parents reported that I would constantly move and shift items around in my room, rearranging...

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  • Three God-Given Ways to Support Your Mental Health this Summer

    Three God-Given Ways to Support Your Mental Health this Summer

    I’m so glad it’s summer. There are many reasons for this—sunshine! patio dining! sundresses! But the number one reason is that it’s simply not winter.

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  • How Marriage Is a Picture of Christ and the Church

    How Marriage Is a Picture of Christ and the Church

    This post was adapted from Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design. Read below to learn about how marriage reflects God’s design for the head and the helper, as discussed...

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  • Planting God's Word through Connection and Sharing

    Planting God's Word through Connection and Sharing

    This is an adapted excerpt from Connected to Christ: Witnessing in Everyday Life by Mark A. Wood.  There is so much to say about Jesus that it can be hard to find a place to start. But...

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  • Christina Hergenrader on Inspired by the Holy Spirit: Four Habits for Faithful Living2:49

    Christina Hergenrader on Inspired by the Holy Spirit: Four Habits for Faithful Living

    Discover the habits that create an inspired life in this new study by Christina Hergenrader. In four weeks, you'll learn about the four key habits to living in a way that's connected with God and one

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  • Understanding Worship: Service of the Sacrament

    Understanding Worship: Service of the Sacrament

    The Service of the Sacrament is the celebration of the Sacrament of the Altar. The Sacrament was instituted by Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It is to be celebrated by all...

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  • Jonathan and Christa Petzold on Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design2:26

    Jonathan and Christa Petzold on Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design

    The Bible says that God creates men and women in His own image—in His unique design! Have you ever wondered what this means for your life as a man or woman in Christ? Join the Petzolds as they help Ch

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  • Finding Hope in the Messy Middle of Life

    Finding Hope in the Messy Middle of Life

    This time last year, I had a notebook full of unruly notes and an awareness that the messes all around me weren’t all there is to life. I had zero idea on how to form my unruly notebook...

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  • A Little Grace Goes a Long Way

    A Little Grace Goes a Long Way

    This blog post is adapted from Inspired by the Holy Spirit: Four Habits for Faithful Living by Christina Hergenrader.  For the past few years, a popular T-shirt slogan has been,...

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  • What is God Calling Me to Do?

    What is God Calling Me to Do?

    This is an adapted excerpt from Walking Together: Simple Steps for Discipleship by Ted Doering.  What is God saying? This is a question about knowledge. What is God calling me to do?...

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