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Porn-Proofing Your Home

October 17, 2018
  Do you recycle in your home? If so, chances are you have discussed with your children the importance of recycling in order to better the environment. Unfortunately, the younger generation is now taught more about the dangers of NOT RECYCLING than about the dangers of ON...

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3 Ways Facing Shame Can Take Away Its Power and Help You Ditch Porn

October 12, 2018
Disarming the Power of Shame  Shame is the painful feeling that tells us that something about us is unwanted or unworthy of love or belonging. Shame is experienced most acutely when we are seen by the eyes of another. We’ve all had those moments where something we at...

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Generosity Changes The World

October 03, 2018
  The Pay It Forward movement is something that has been going around for years.  Every once in a blue moon though, someone gives it an extra boost.  It can start by paying for an item for a stranger.  It can simply start by passing on a smile.  However,...

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2 Reasons Christians Lose Their Joy (And What To Do About It)

September 26, 2018
How did you first become a Christian (if you are one)? Remind yourself of the story. Now ask yourself this: did I become a Christian after I’d sorted my life out, or by putting my faith in Christ? That’s Paul’s challenge to the Galatians in 3:2–3: I would...

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The Greatest Thing You Can Do With Your Life

September 19, 2018
One of the most wonderful and hopeful things you can know about yourself and your life is captured in a rather unassuming, simple sentence: Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. (1 Corinthians 7:17) The verse ...

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Studying the Bible

September 13, 2018
1. We don't let the Bible speak for itself. It is a common mistake to ask the wrong questions when reading the Bible. Rather than asking "Who am I?" and "What should I do?," Jen Wilkin, author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds, ...

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She Never Came Home: When Forgiveness Seems Impossible

September 05, 2018
We may understand the biblical theory of forgiveness, but life will blindside us with messy situations. How do we forgive when forgiveness seems impossible? Some Christians suffer because they live with pain inflicted by an unrepentant family member. Others struggle to understand...

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Lay Down Your Life: Self-Sacrificial Love as Masculine Strength

August 29, 2018
Just after midnight on April 15, 1912, in the middle of the North Atlantic, hundreds of men faced the challenge of going against their natural instinct for self-preservation and laying down their lives for their women and their children. As they tucked their wives and children sa...

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What is Love?

August 22, 2018
Last Sunday, Pastor Paul brought our attention to the numerous passages of Scripture that underscore how love is the bottom line in a Christian’s life. This simple, distilled truth is the short answer Jesus himself gave for the purpose of our lives lived for God alongside o...

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You Are Not Enslaved to Your Past

August 15, 2018
Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tenderhearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what your backgro...

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Faith in Suffering: An Interview With Joni Eareckson Tada

August 08, 2018
If you've never read one of Joni Eareckson Tada's books or heard her speak, you're missing out on some heavy wisdom from a faithful woman who knows intimately what it means to be a suffering Christian. Paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident when she was 17, Joni has si...

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10 Ways to Grow Your Marriage While Having Young Kids

August 01, 2018
My wife, Esther, and I live in a small parsonage next to our church. So does Isaiah. So does Naomi. With biblical names like these, you’d think Isaiah and Naomi would be the ideal roommates. But we’ve noticed that Isaiah (who just turned 3) can be pretty moody, and N...

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How Far Does God's Grace Go?

July 25, 2018
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he...

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Can We Still Grieve Our Suffering When God Makes All Things Good?

July 18, 2018
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) There have been many times in my life when I hated this verse.  It was given to me by other Christians when I was i...

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Facing Failure

July 08, 2018
There is a kind of doubt that goes hand-in-hand with faith in God. We experience it when we’re facing failure. We know that we depend on God. We know that He is the great I Am. He is attuned to our needs, and has promised to be our fortress and our refuge. ...

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Clean Often

June 23, 2018
  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do n...

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#YourStoryIsOurStory

June 22, 2018
  Every life has a story and your story is important to us.  We want to celebrate what God is doing and what He has done in your life. 

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Be Light. Be Generous.

June 05, 2018
  Do you ever wonder about the people who ask for money at stoplights? I do. It happened today actually. I was stopped at the traffic light and I saw a gentleman walking between the cars with a sign that read,  “Anything helps, God Bless.”  We made eye...

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Is Your Glass Half Full?

May 23, 2018
  2 Corinthians 6:1-13 NIV "As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,  'In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.' I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, ...

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Get Real

May 01, 2018
  Now early in the morning, as Jesus was coming back to the city, He was hungry. Seeing a lone fig tree at the roadside, He went to it and found nothing but leaves on it; and He said to it, “Never again will fruit come from you.” And at once the fig tree withere...

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Fear - Spoken Word

April 14, 2018
     

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How to Beat FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

April 13, 2018
  You’ve heard of FOMO, right? It stands for “Fear of Missing Out.” There’s so much going on in our lives, sometimes we fear if we decide to do one thing, we’re missing out on something even more fun or valuable. But overcommitting is how you c...

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Sadie Robertson Connects the Dots Between Heartbreak, Pursuing Love, and ‘Live Fearless’

April 11, 2018
In my new book, Live Fearless, the chapter titled “Connect the Dots” was the hardest for me to write. However, as the chapter states, if I want to be free, strong, and happy, I can’t draw my way around any of the dots life throws at me. I have to put m...

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Parenting Your Way Through Childhood Fears

April 09, 2018
Several years ago, I had an encounter with one of the biggest childhood fears facing mankind. Let me explain. My family stayed at a hotel with an indoor water park. As a dad, I watched my kids run to each of the water areas including the pool, lazy river, and the kiddie slides. ...

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Bringing Up Girls In A Sex-Crazed World

March 22, 2018
I enjoyed dance and cheerleading for many reasons. Not only did I enjoy the athleticism and social time with girlfriends, but there was the prestige that came along with being a dancer and cheerleader.  People automatically assume you are attractive, well-liked, and the life...

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The Fire

March 10, 2018
  I stink at making a fire. Well, I did. To my defense, I never had a fireplace growing up. My brothers and I would go out to the fire pit (really it was just the place we burned the trash) gather up pine needles, throw in some sticks, light it and there you go. Nothing fan...

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I'm Tired.

March 09, 2018
I am so tired. I wake up and not long after, I just want to go back to bed. Unfortunately, I express my fatigue through anger. And it’s true that I’m angry. I hate being tired. I hate trying to function through a fog of exhaustion. And yet, I do. Everyday. And it...

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Rose Bushes & Cutie Pies

March 07, 2018
  Last year, I planted 5 rose bushes. The very interesting thing about roses – at least these kind – they only produce buds on new growth. So, once a rose blooms and dies, the leaves surrounding it get left behind as new growth is sprouted on top of it. About a...

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My Book So Far

February 26, 2018
  I view my life as a book. Certain seasons become the chapters in the story of my life. My childhood is one, my teenage years are a painful chapter, my marriage could be a book in and of itself. My children each have their own continuing stories. But, I honestly have to sa...

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