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I Prayed the Wrong Way for Years—I Learned This Secret and Everything Changed

If I’m being honest, prayer is one of the places where I struggle the most in my walk with God.
Right in the Middle of The Story: Why Christmas is Bigger than Christmas

Right in the Middle of The Story: Why Christmas is Bigger than Christmas

The topic was “What Christmas is All About For Your Kids” and the heart was to share with them that Christmas isn’t about gifts but about THE gift and The story and how to make Christmas the most meaningful for your kids.
Celebrating the Good Husband: How to Spot One, How to Keep One

Celebrating the Good Husband: How to Spot One, How to Keep One

I want to celebrate the good husband. Plenty of blog posts have challenged selfish husbands (and, admittedly less often, wives). But here are some qualities that make a man a great husband!
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On Being Naked and Unashamed

Here's what you need to know about marriage! #marriage #love #loveandmarriage #Christianmarriage #Godlymarriage #unashamed
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10 Leadership Lessons That Reinhard Bonnke Taught Me

I remember my friend, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, as a unique leader who had incredible faith. He had time for the masses; but he also had time for one-on-one.
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A Letter to the Depressed Christian at Christmas

Depression is tough at the best of times. Perhaps it’s the best of times, such as holiday times, when it’s especially tough. The thought of mixing with happy people fills you with dread. The thought of remembering lost loved ones fills you with gloom. How can people be so happy when you are so sad?
Have Yourself a Christ-Centered Christmas

Have Yourself a Christ-Centered Christmas

Here are some practical tips to help you and your family re-focus your attention on the real reason we should celebrate Christmas: the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
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10 Creative Christmas Outreach Ideas from Churches Like Yours

‘Tis the season, and churches around the country are implementing all kinds of unique Christmas outreach ideas in order to share the good news of Jesus and love those around them.
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Mercy for Migrants

I was once struck by a brief radio address given by a Jewish Rabbi on the morning of Yom Kippur. She spent the whole...
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7 Trademarks of an Unhealthy Friendship

"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."
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Applying the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes, according to Matthew, mark the beginning of Jesus' public teaching ministry. They are the first things that Jesus emphasized as he proclaimed...
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The Blessing Is For You

God found Hagar by a well in the wilderness. She had stopped at a spring for what could have been one last drink. And...
How to Let Go of Loneliness

How to Let Go of Loneliness

"Loneliness is so painful that people will try anything to relieve it."
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3 Things That Make Introverted Guests Nervous About Your Church

The church is a decidedly extroverted place. It's time for a little inclusion.
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Why People Do Give to Their Church … and Why They Don’t

Money is a touchy subject. It’s been said that the last thing that gets converted in a Christian’s life is their wallet. But we...
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Love Thy Neighbor. Eat Thy Vegetables

My aim is to encourage you to consider both the personal and community implications of your daily lifestyle choices.
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GivingTuesday: What It Is and How You Can Be Involved

You don't always have to give money if you want to participate in #GivingTuesday. We've compiled a list of Christian charities that can benefit from your time, prayers, or financial gifts.
Chaplaincy: Serving Those Who Serve Others

Chaplaincy: Serving Those Who Serve Others

As Chaplains, our role is to show up not with the equipment of the officers we serve, with a calming and compassionate presence and message.
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Chinese Government Designates Lottie Moon’s Church as Historical Site

The name, “Lottie Moon,” is known by many in the Southern Baptist world. From the Woman’s Missionary Union Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® to movies, books and documentaries detailing her life of service, Lottie Moon is often hailed as a “missionary hero”.
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Jesus Is King Review: Inspiration From Scripture Shines

Kanye obviously drew inspiration from Scripture to write these songs. Paired with a full gospel choir, the album makes no secret of its intention.
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In a recent Demi Lovato interview, the singer shared how in the time since she was hospitalized for a drug overdose, she has started attending church and looking for her happiness in God and other meaningful relationships.

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Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”