Lessons Learned in Infertility

Each one of us is a learner. God created mankind with the ability to learn behaviors, skills, habits, and life lessons. We learn from past mistakes and successes, from failed attempts and major accomplishments. In my relatively short life I've learned many lessons. Some have been easier to stomach than others — some brought tears, some …

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George Whitefield: America’s First Celebrity

Have you ever heard of George Whitefield? Would it surprise you to know that this traveling preacher was more popular than Benjamin Franklin during the middle of the 18thcentury? In fact, you could even call Whitefield the first American celebrity. While many of us today are more familiar with some of Whitefield’s friends, such as …

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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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Billy Graham: A Brief Response to His Life and Ministry

As you probably know, Billy Graham passed away February 21, 2018 at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99. Graham was a well-known evangelist who preached to millions around the globe. He packed stadiums, he was broadcast on TV, and he unashamedly proclaimed Jesus Christ to the world. Billy Graham is a …

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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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Our Favorite Books & Podcasts from 2017 + Our Reading List for 2018

Here are some of our favorite books we read and podcasts we listened to in 2017: COREY'S BOOKS: 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke This is quite possibly the most important book I read this year, because Tony Reinke not only exposed to me a problem I didn’t realize I had, but …

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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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