Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

You Know You Need a Sabbath When…

Whether it is work, family, hobbies, or whatever, life can move very fast. Busy makes us feel important but it is essential that as a follower of Christ we learn to slow down to reflect and to worship. It is just one of the many counter-cultural ways of living that Jesus calls us to as…
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What Can Happen in 40-Days? (Growing in Lent)

A desert. 40 Days. A Savior. The Devil. Today we'll look at a story of Christ's testing and tempting, how you can grow during Lent...and enjoy some good music and creative story telling in the video below. Matthew 4:1-11  provides an account just BEFORE Jesus began his public ministry. A time of solitude and of…
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A Soundtrack for Giving Thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful. It might be family, a home, food, the care of friend, a timely prayer, a providential phone call, health or healing... We can also express our gratefulness for what we receive in Jesus Christ as well. Enjoy some music to help you with remembering some…
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Extended Family Makeover (Ch. 4)—Activities—Faithful Action Required

The dreaded words for any parent at Christmas…Batteries Not Included. The crestfallen face of your child as you tell them they’ll have to wait. These words on the toy’s package tell you that the toy can’t do what it was designed to do without its power source. Similarly, as Christians, our faith (belief, trust and…
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Our Ugly Apartment

I write this while sitting on one of the only pieces of furniture in our apartment. And by our apartment, I mean the apartment our landlords made us pseudo-move into while they renovate our actual apartment. To make the transition easier, we tried to take the littlest amount of things with us in order to…
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Isn’t Advent Just an Old Tradition?

…Getting the Most From Advent This year I am reading a chronological Bible. It takes various Scriptures and puts them in the order of the story of God’s interaction with humanity. There are many things to observe, but one of the things I noticed is how long it takes to get to the New Testament.…
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How Will You Join the Journey? A Rally Sunday Recap

This past Sunday (Sept. 12th) was “Rally Sunday: Join the Journey”! This is a time where we regather after the summer and, with fall being a natural time of reflection, consider our own walk with Christ. As everyday people, like many of his disciples such as Peter and Andrew, it is a journey where we…
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595 Days of Wisdom

We’ve just completed our series on Proverbs, “A Wise King Once Said”. It has been a powerful time of realizing how much can be said in so few words! God has blessed us by this book in how to live life. But one of the challenges of this book is that there is so much!…
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The Face of Love

A while back, I came across the sad but true story of Glynn Wolfe. According to the story, Mr. Wolfe had died all alone in Los Angeles at the age of 88. When he died, no one came to claim his body, so the city had to pay to have him buried in an unmarked…
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