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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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  • Following God's Heart, Not Our Own

    Following God's Heart, Not Our Own

    My husband recently made this statement in a sermon: “As Christians, we believe in an alien identity and an alien purpose. We believe that our identity and purpose come not from within,...

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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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  • The Attitude of Discipleship

    The Attitude of Discipleship

    Where do our attitudes come from? It seems like a basic question, but I think it’s more complex than we might think. Let me explain. Attitudes are, roughly defined, our states of...

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  • Why Do Christians Go to Church?

    Why Do Christians Go to Church?

    If you ask Christians why they go to church, the answers will vary. We recently went through (some of us are still going through) a time when regular church attendance was not possible....

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  • We Need Eighth Commandment People Now More than Ever

    We Need Eighth Commandment People Now More than Ever

    Our Savior, Jesus Christ, was wrongly accused and wrongly convicted of a crime He did not commit. The Sanhedrin would go to any means necessary to silence this rabbi, even to the...

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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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  • Qualities of a “Good” Christian

    Qualities of a “Good” Christian

    “Let’s go, push yourself!” the exercise instructor yelled. “We didn’t come here to be mediocre!” I laughed, or possibly just grimaced, and clumsily attempted the physical feat she...

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  • How Habits Form Us and Why It Matters

    How Habits Form Us and Why It Matters

    Think back to how you began your day yesterday. Take time, think it through. What did you do? What was the order? I’m guessing you either woke up to an alarm or just woke up at the...

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  • Sheep and Shepherds in Psalm 23

    Sheep and Shepherds in Psalm 23

    This blog post is adapted from Engaging the Psalms: A Guide for Reflection and Prayer.  Unquestionably, of the 150 psalms, Psalm 23 is the most familiar. It has been used on...

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  • Lessons from the First Year of Marriage

    Lessons from the First Year of Marriage

    I’m coming up on one year of marriage and let me tell you—it has been great, but it’s also been hard. We got married during a global pandemic and spent almost our entire first year of...

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  • Tuning In to the Voice of God

    Tuning In to the Voice of God

    We are living in a postmodern age with a vastly different view of the world. For the postmodernist, truth and knowledge are not obtainable. That flies in the face of our Christian...

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  • Leading with Intentional Engagement

    Leading with Intentional Engagement

    Reaching out to others about Jesus Christ requires learning about them, their perspective, and the place that they are coming from. Most important, it requires intention. Read an...

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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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