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Chores for God’s children

Since my bride is a beautifully organized woman, she has created a color-coordinated chore chart for our children. Every morning our daughters see the…

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Ordinary isn’t bad

Nothing about me in high school screamed “popular.” I mean, you only have to look at pictures of my hair and ask about my…

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Dearly loved children

When the students of the area Christian high school in my city head out to their cars each afternoon, a Bible passage catches their…

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All believers have a priestly ministry

For a long time there has been some confusion around the word ministry. It is generally reserved to describe the job that pastors have….

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Preapproved

A short tour through my house reveals how carefree life is for me. Pretreated fabrics on my living room furniture resist stains without me…

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I don’t have to tell you to tell someone about Jesus

It scared children. It panicked parents. Other than the atomic bomb, it was the number-one fear of the time. Every summer, this stealer of…

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Today

“The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today” (Isaiah 38:19). Today you will take about 23,040 breaths, and you don’t even…

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Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary

To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God.

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Rediscovering virtue

Virtue is having high moral standards. Like yeast, it can work its way into everything. Virtue is also elusive. Goodness isn’t picked like seashells…

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Jesus feeds your problems

Where you see problems, Jesus sees opportunities. A huge crowd wanted Jesus’ attention in a remote location. He taught them and healed them all…

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Be Mindful Through Resting

What’s one way you can practice Christian mindfulness? Pastor Ben says to try this.

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Leave the mess

My youngest child is a pack rat. She saves lunch napkin notes from Mom. She saves feathers and stones, empty Tic Tac boxes, and…