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  • Young Adults

    Young Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you identify with young adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Adults

    Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you connect with adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Older Adults

    Older Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you empathize with older adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Faithfully Living with Law and Gospel

    Faithfully Living with Law and Gospel

    For me, 2019 brought nearly every major life change a person can encounter condensed into a short amount of time. We moved, bought a house, my husband began his first call, we had a...

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  • Hoping for Significance: Sharing Meaningful Scripture

    Hoping for Significance: Sharing Meaningful Scripture

    “I want to do something that matters,” Jack said as we were having coffee at the local shop. Jack is a twenty-year-old college student who began to attend our church recently. I hosted...

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  • Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Friday, January 24, 2020, marked the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Each year, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children walk in protest through Capitol Hill on...

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  • The Death of Conviction

    The Death of Conviction

    This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk. The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we...

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  • The Aching Question of Marriage: Will You Fight for Me?

    The Aching Question of Marriage: Will You Fight for Me?

    My husband and I have been married for 19.5 years. That .5 is worth noting, based on the shape of our last year. The truth is, while the lyrics are terrible, Pat Benatar got pretty...

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  • Grief: The Burden of Your Loss

    Grief: The Burden of Your Loss

    In Living with Grief, Pastor Kristian Kincaid talks about three major impacts of grief: emotional, physical, and spiritual. The impacts of grief occur when the mind and body are thrown...

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  • The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    In the New Testament, Christians are often told to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Greek language uses different words to describe love: storge, philia, eros, and agape, to...

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  • Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    My hometown church is small. It always has been. I started attending my junior year of high school, and at that time, it was already a pretty small congregation. But it’s smaller now,...

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  • Small Signs of Christ’s Comfort

    Small Signs of Christ’s Comfort

    Recently, I’ve been calling my friends from home, talking to them a lot about loneliness. This holiday season was my first without having my parents or close friends nearby. Although...

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  • Growing Trust in Jesus

    Growing Trust in Jesus

    About a month ago, my husband and I were talking after our post-dinner devotions. I was telling him how I felt like I was lacking in my faith walk—like I was going through the motions,...

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  • 5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    The congregation—the place where God is present through Word and Sacrament ministry—is where Christ comes to His people. But worship is not the only way in which God...

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  • How to Form New Devotional Habits

    How to Form New Devotional Habits

    Can you believe that another year has come and gone?! In the blink of an eye, 2019 will be gone and 2020 will be here. For many, the start of the new year is a great time to think about...

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  • In Times of Doubt, Keep Your Faith

    In Times of Doubt, Keep Your Faith

    The year is coming to an end. At the beginning of 2019, many of us set resolutions or goals for ourselves. You may have chosen to try and lose those extra pounds or to put more money...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Malachi

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Malachi

    We continue our journey through the Bible with another minor prophet—Malachi. The Book of Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, but it still occurs about 430 years before the...

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  • Walking through Loss during the Holidays

    Walking through Loss during the Holidays

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” “Happy Thanksgiving,” “Merry Christmas,” and “Happy New Year” are all phrases we hear both from loved ones and strangers that encourage us to...

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  • You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    The past few months, I’ve been talking about new Bibles. From trying out a devotional Bible to gifting a Bible to someone, we’ve considered why finding the right Bible can enhance your...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Habakkuk

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Habakkuk

    Habakkuk is one of the minor prophet books of the Bible we traditionally gloss over—it’s only three chapters long, and its prophecies are mostly God responding to Habakkuk’s questions...

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