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How to Successfully Handle a Tension-Filled Conversation

It’s difficult for a conversation to be productive or end well when one or both persons don’t listen; they’re not interested in another view and simply want to drive their agenda regardless of the consequences.
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WordPress 101 – Build Your Church Website Using WordPress

Here are just a few of the reasons for creating a church website using WordPress is the way to go for the average church wanting to impact their community.
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How two Midwives’ Faith Bore Fruit—And Yours Can, Too

When you don’t see the fruit of your faithfulness, believe the promise of Exodus 2:24-25: “And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”
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The Gospel Is for All Kinds of People, So Why Not You?

There will be people with your personality type in heaven—so why not you? There will be people from your race, people who speak your language, so why not you? There will be people who were once caught in every kind of vice known to mankind, but have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, so why not you?
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There Is No Excuse

There Is No Excuse - The Bible has much to say about the consequences of your desires, thoughts, choices, words, and actions. Both in this life and the life to come, what you do matters.
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Prayers and Tears at the Poll

I went to the polling place to cast my votes, and ended up casting non-partisan prayers for all the candidates. As I stood over that ballot with pen in hand, looking at all the names and offices, tears dropped down indiscriminately on the ovals below.
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Why the Pro-Life Movement Must Go on if Roe Is Overturned

Seeing abortion access restricted would not mean the end of unplanned pregnancies. Instead, pro-life advocates would need to be prepared to expand the critical work they are already doing.
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Something Greater Than Halloween Happened on October 31st

Every year during the fall, the air becomes crisp, the days shorter, and the end of October is marked by a celebration known to us as Halloween. However, on October 31st—something greater than Halloween should be recognized—especially by the Protestant church.
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To Meet or Not to Meet? More than Two Options for Gatherings

I lead a church that meets in rented spaces. In late July we got word our building owners were not going to open the building to us, or anyone else, due to COVID for the rest of 2020. The comments above are from two individuals in our church who are a part of what we are calling, “House Gatherings.”
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The Media’s Illiteracy Is Not Our Biggest Problem

The Apostle Paul wrote, “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?” (1 Cor. 5:12). What we should worry more about is biblical illiteracy within the church—and it’s everywhere.
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9 Suggestions for Winning Back the Heart of Your Wife

Some solid marriage advice for men who want to love their wives well!
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Don’t Quarrel Over Opinions But Welcome One Another

How many ‘opinions’ do Christians today quarrel over instead of welcoming one another? Face masks, online services, political opinions about how our governments are handling the pandemic.
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Give Jesus Your Worries (and Don’t Take Them Back)

A lot of times we pray about our worries, and then when we’re done, we pick them right back up. But Peter’s not just telling us to pray about it. He is saying, “Hurl your worries onto Jesus. Make him responsible for that problem. Set it on his shoulders. He will carry it.”
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The Divine Imagination

Imagination is a part of how we can understand and worship God, as well as how we can understand and interact with His visible and invisible creation.
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9 Ways to Connect With God

This week we’re celebrating a new release of Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God. It has a new cover and a new section that explores the pathways in light of the increasing focus on the Enneagram.
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The Uniqueness of Christian Suffering

This is an element of suffering that the unrighteous simply cannot experience, for this unique suffering is afforded only to the righteous in Christ. #suffering
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Permanent Resettlement Not a Reality for 99 Percent of Refugees

Last year, 107,800 refugees were resettled. Millions are still waiting, and the average time it takes refugees to be resettled is between 17 and 18 years. However, the reality is that 99% of refugees will remain permanently displaced.
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Who Would Have Thought Postcards Would Survive the Pandemic?

Many have also relearned the value of some non-digital tools of the past that along with these new tools will most likely last longer than the pandemic. For me and for many others one non-digital tool is postcards.
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Are You Supposed to Distrust Yourself?

I was taught to distrust myself. After all, the heart is deceitful and wicked. For years, I second-guessed my every thought, feeling, or inkling. It felt wrong to listen to—let alone trust—my own instincts.
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I Sacrificed More by Leaving the Mission Field

How can people say they sacrificed more by leaving the mission field than by going in the first place? After all, missionaries give up job with more lucrative salaries and benefits. They leave loved ones and miss out of holidays, major family events, and the like. Of course, they will face various minor or major hardships once they arrive in their place of service.
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Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."