Share Your Faith

Faith was not created to exist in a vacuum. God actually tells us to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV) So, how do we do that? What does that actually mean? This is where we get into THAT whole mess. 😊

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5 Tips for Being an Awful Leader

Have you ever read the book of 3 John? It's the shortest book in the Bible (219 words in the original Greek). You figure, with that short a message, it must pack a punch, right?! Yep. One of the themes that's written about is leadership: how to care [well] for our...

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What Does Empathy Have to Do With Resilience?

If you had to list the qualities that make up resilience, what would you put on that list? Up until recently, my list would have been made up of words that were - for the most part - just synonyms for resilience. However, I'm currently 2/3rds of the way through a...

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Would You Rather: The Philemon Edition

One of my boys is obsessed with "Would You Rather..." questions. I have to admit - once I tried a few, I was kinda hooked, too. (Actually, I'm really hooked. I told my husband that we should have a Would You Rather date where we go out for dinner and discuss Would...

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Want to Simplify Your Parenting? Check this out.

On the first day of school this year, I got up early to read my Bible before I woke the kids up and all the craziness of the day began. The first day of school brings a whole mess of emotions with it (for me AND the kids) and I was feeling especially focused on my...

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How to Achieve Harmony in 4 Steps

I am a huuuuuuuuuge sucker for any post that promises to resolve my issue in just a few, simple steps. Anyone else with me on that? And, while it's not always a cure-all, those baby-stepped solutions always manage to help me out in at least one way: They remind me...

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What Does God Say About Race(ism)?

“God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” (1 Corinthians 1:28 NLT) For the past two weeks, it seems like the word on everyone’s lips is ‘racism.’ It’s a terrible...

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What Does God Say About Debt?

“Pay all your debts, except for the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that! If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill all the requirements of God’s law.” Romans 13:8 NLT Money is one of those topics (along with religion and politics) that can...

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How Do I Talk About My Faith?

“Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”Acts 26:16 NLT When you find a new dessert recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing,...

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How Do You Worship When Jealousy Gets in the Way?

“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately.”Acts 18:26 We went to this really great concert a couple months back. I didn’t know a whole ton about the band we were going to...

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Does Encouragement REALLY Matter?

When he arrived and saw this proof of God’s favor, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.Acts 11:23 NLT A couple years ago I heard about the idea of choosing a “word of the year” to focus on instead of a New Year’s...

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