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Shame affects every Christian. Sometimes shame can be healthy and turn us toward God’s mercy. Most adults, however, suffer from unhealthy shame. We feel unhealthy shame usually for who we are, or we are ashamed for becoming the kind of person we never thought we would become. Unhealthy shame is like the moving box of […]

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When We’re Transplanted

When We’re Transplanted

Camellias are blooming in Florida. Based on my limited knowledge, these shrubs can be transplanted with very careful work. With time, skill, and attention, these beautiful plants can multiply in new gardens. The plant must take root, and the gardener adjusts his plan to the new conditions in the soil. One of the ways God […]

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8 Things to Know About Ezekiel Before Sunday

On Sunday, we begin a worship and Bible study series on the book of Ezekiel. It’s 48 chapters divided into 4 parts like a four-act play. Most SMBS classes are teaching the material on Sunday morning. Here are some things to know. Ezekiel had two jobs. Like many people who change careers at mid-life, Ezekiel […]

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Zack and Laura Summerlin

We continue the series from last week: FBCTLH folks who have discovered Kairos moments in Advent. These times often come during a crisis, whether our own or someone else’s. If you’re in a caring profession, you encounter people going through times of change constantly. Laura and Zack Summerlin help people through difficulties on a regular […]

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Cal and Rose Zongker

How do families that have born the pain of marriage, divorce, and remarriage grow in their faith? God works in these Kairos moments too, even when life takes unexpected turns. One thing remains the same: God’s consistent, everlasting love symbolized by the evergreen wreath. Cal and Rose Zongker share their story: There are seven of […]

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Daniel and Lindsey Sheets

Kairos time for Newlyweds is hard to measure. When two people are just beginning the journey together, they feel the pressure of making everything “just right,” as well as the hope of a lifetime to come. Daniel and Lindsey Sheets share about trying to freeze moments in time and begin a tradition together. It begins […]

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Maye and John Walker

During Advent, we’ve heard from many in our church body about God’s presence during changing times. These are Kairos moments—times when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We may not recognize them in the moment, but in hindsight, we see his hand. Some people have shared the joy of being newlyweds, while others through bearing the […]

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Kairos Moments

Like reporters recording the news, I challenged you Sunday to take note of the ways God is at work in your world. These are called Kairos moments—when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We don’t plan for them sequentially ahead of time. As we go through the seasons of life, we begin to notice God’s presence. […]

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Christmas Cards

I love receiving and giving Christmas cards. This year, Kelly decorated a Christmas card tree just to display the cards that people have sent across the miles and the years. Advent gives us time to reflect on these people and the many other ways we see God working around us. That’s tough to do because […]

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Rosanna Jenije

One of my favorite stories from 2014 is Rosanna Jenije’s. Not because she’s the all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball for North Florida Christian School. That’s certainly something to celebrate, and our community and church have done just that. Rosanna shares something even more meaningful about her life. She lives her faith. Many years ago, […]

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