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  • Giving Thanks–for a Toothbrush?

    Giving Thanks–for a Toothbrush?

    Sometimes, it is easy to forget to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. If they are exciting, sure! Joy and thanks are a natural response. But what about the little...

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  • Do You Notice Hurting People?

    Do You Notice Hurting People?

    Almost a decade ago, there was a movement that dealt with the rise in motorcycle accidents. It started with a simple billboard campaign, “Start Seeing Motorcycles.” Unlike some ads,...

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  • The Importance of Preparing to Evangelize to Muslims

    The Importance of Preparing to Evangelize to Muslims

    The summer after my freshman year of college, I worked the same job I’d had for the last three years. With this level of experience at a gift shop, I was sometimes put in charge of...

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  • God’s Design for Gender Roles

    God’s Design for Gender Roles

    When you hear the term “gender roles,” your first thoughts may be of gender stereotypes. This may bring to mind ideas such as women raise the kids and take care of the home while men...

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  • Avoiding “Us vs. Them” Attitudes

    Avoiding “Us vs. Them” Attitudes

    “God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector” (Luke 18:11).

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  • Hope in the Resurrection

    Hope in the Resurrection

    Our church recently lost a long-standing elder who was loved by many. His wife and he had been together since they were teens, and at the time of his death, her beloved husband was 85...

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  • The Cultural Head Nod

    The Cultural Head Nod

    On a steep uphill climb during a college retreat, this freshman and first-generation college student felt rather lonely. For multiple days before the retreat, I had been steeped in the...

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  • Creating a Habit of Time in God’s Word

    Creating a Habit of Time in God’s Word

    I keep a relatively busy schedule and often feel like I have a lot on my plate. Some weeks it feels like my husband and I are running on several different schedules from one another,...

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  • God Redeems and Preserves His Children

    God Redeems and Preserves His Children

    David understood the reality of his own mortality. As king, he represented a people who lived under constant threat from foreign enemies, foes who would gladly have seen the Lord’s...

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  • How Christians Can Build Healthy Digital Habits42:40

    How Christians Can Build Healthy Digital Habits

    Have you considered how the time you spend on technology is affecting both your spiritual and physical well-being? The pastor-psychiatrist team of Rev. A. Trevor Sutton and Dr. Brian Smith join us to

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  • Listening to the Lord in the Wilderness

    Listening to the Lord in the Wilderness

    I learned recently that the Hebrew word that is translated to “wilderness” in the Old Testament, midbar, comes from a root word that means “word” or “to speak.” One common understanding...

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  • Curly Hair and God's Good Care

    Curly Hair and God's Good Care

    Not too long ago I found myself with a hand full of the most surprising war tools. In my right hand, multiple bottles of assorted potions sitting between the crevices of my four fingers...

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  • Key Questions to Understanding Christian Discipleship

    Key Questions to Understanding Christian Discipleship

    Over the last few posts in this series, I have explored this definition for mature discipleship: Mature disciples of Christ actively cultivate the attitudes, understandings, and habits...

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  • How Digital Habits Affect Our Walk with God

    How Digital Habits Affect Our Walk with God

    I was 12 when I first got my Facebook account. My parents believed it was a good way for me to stay connected to my family who all were starting to disperse across the nation. I already...

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  • Caring for Your Mental Health When the World Seems Unstable

    Caring for Your Mental Health When the World Seems Unstable

    This week we packed our two cars full of kids and dogs and clothes and moved across the country. Moving is destabilizing. Most of what you know is stripped away. You have to have your...

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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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