COMMUNICATION

5 Ways to Explain Communion to Your Children

Your children NEED you. I want to remind you that you as parents are the primary disciplers of your children. Knowing that truth is one thing; but knowing how to do that is another thing! One of the most effective ways to disciple your children is by having faith...

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Sin and Grace

Holiness is, very possibly, the single most pervasive subject in all of the scriptures. This is one of the essential Characteristics of the God we follow, the God we worship, the God we serve and sacrifice to. Holiness is most critical to our Christian faith and our...

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The Covenant of Marriage

All of us who are married know that marriage is hard, and if you have been married for any length of time you also know that the honeymoon phase fades overtime. We just step into the reality of life, kids, jobs, parents, financial struggles, cars breaking down...and...

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You Cannot Be Undone

Nate and I have been reading through Ann Voskamp’s Christmas devotional this advent season. It’s called “The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas.” She is an amazing writer that speaks truth in such poetic and profound ways. In one devotional we...

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Merry, Peaceful Christmas

“Peace I leave with you.”  John 14:27 John 14:27 is the hand-written word-art hanging on the wall of my family room; the verse that brings my husband comfort when he is missing his dad. Those five simple letters are what I rest in when I am uncertain of the path in...

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God With Us

Through all of the amazing things I am learning about God and the Bible in college; all of the amazing intricacies and mysteries about the nature of the trinity and the almighty power of God and his sovereignty over all things, one truth has been really significant to...

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A Thought-Provoking Paradox of Paul

Do you have a hard time being thankful to God? Is it because you see suffering all over our world? Maybe cancer has returned. Maybe your parent’s health is failing. Your son or daughter is a moral embarrassment. Your job is stressing you out. Maybe you are just simply...

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Grief During the Holidays

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week!  The holidays are coming fast. For most of us, the holidays are a crazy, joyful time of year; we get together with family and friends and spend time with nothing but celebration on the agenda. The holidays are filled...

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God is Good

Nate and I have been reading the book of Joshua over the past few weeks. I am by no means an “Old Testament expert.” I honestly am probably quite the opposite. The Old Testament has always been intimidating to me. There is a lot of background and cultural knowledge...

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Mercy

Mercy /ˈmərsē /: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm. Mercy. A new understanding of this word hit me between the eyes a couple months ago when I had to visit a friend at the Ottawa County Jail for the first...

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