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Church potluck

Aside from the obvious ones like raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, I have another favorite thing: a good old-fashioned church potluck. People…

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The other three-fourths

If you’ve read the gospels, you’ve come across the lists of the 12 disciples. Peter is spoken of the most, then John. James gets…

Taboo

I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)

Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….

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Death to Selfie: Get Comfortable With Discomfort

Jesus’ “pep talk” about the end of the age was less than comforting. Wars. Earthquakes. Flogging. Arrest. Hatred. Are we willing to walk with Jesus during the end times? Be hated? Die for him? If you know his promise of salvation and election, the answer is easy—Yes!

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Death to Selfie: Serve Like a Ninja

The rich gave massive offerings on a particular day in the temple. But Jesus noticed and praised the poorest widow who quietly gave the “smallest offering.” In our day of public recognition, what would Jesus say? He would ignore those who praise themselves and praise those who serve God in secret.

Friends & Family

His eyes are on the workplace

Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…

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What does God want of you?

Remember the old WWJD rubber bracelets that people used to wear? “What Would Jesus Do?” Those bracelets served a good purpose if they kept…

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Late isn’t an option

Recently a teen got the attention of the world when she tried to wake people up to the issue of climate change. She was…

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Roots and Fruit: Go and Tell

Sharing the good news about Jesus is an obvious way to produce joy in other people’s hearts. But it’s a key to producing joy in our own hearts as well. Being active in sharing your faith helps you grasp all the good things you have through Jesus.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.

Social Issues

Time for a renovation

I drove by a strip club today. Well, a former strip club. This place of business closed down and went up for sale after…

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Self-Esteem

It doesn’t matter what your family says about you. It doesn’t matter what you say about you. To know your true worth, there’s only one thing that matters.