Prone to Wander, Prone to Wound: The Believer’s Response to Conflict and Admonishment

Have you ever been confronted with the same issue over and over again, to the point where you know God must be trying to get your attention regarding that matter? That happened to me recently as several similar yet unrelated conversations ensued with several different people over the past few weeks. Those conversations have inspired …

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“Let the One Who Boasts, Boast in the Lord”

Have you ever considered the amount of Christian resources that are readily available to us today? There has never been a time in history quite like this one: we no longer have to depend solely upon the books and resources that are available in the city library, we don’t have to learn a new language …

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Truth, Grace, and Love: Rightly Representing Christ in a Social Media Culture

The Struggle is Real As I write blogs I often find myself doing a reality check to ensure that what I'm writing actually portrays who I am. I feel a tremendous responsibility to be authentic and genuine in the things I write, striving to point others to Christ as the ultimate satisfaction and fulfillment for …

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Meaningful Church Membership

Currently, our church elders are examining what it means to be a member of our local body of believers. We've searched the Scriptures, pondering the various aspects of church membership, and we've presented our conclusions to the church body throughout several of our members' meetings. A few questions arose out of those meetings that I …

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Are You a Strong “Neck”?

Currently I'm reading Aimee Byrd's latest book, No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God, and I was hooked after just the first few pages. Not only is it written to women, but also to pastors as they seek to diligently shepherd the women within their congregations. In the book, Byrd points out that …

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Parenting: The Heart of the Matter

I often jokingly say that before I became a parent, I was the "perfect parent." Can anyone relate? At times I would criticize others and the way they parented their children, believing that I would have handled unpleasant situations rightly and that my child would never [insert random act of disobedience here]. Sadly, I assumed that snotty-nosed …

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