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FATHER’S DAY

With Father’s Day approaching, I’m once again reminded of the blessing of being a father and the responsibility that comes along with it. Based on scripture, I believe the greatest responsibility a father has is to “bring [your children] up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Dad, you must train your […]

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SUMMER PLANS

“What are you doing this summer?” Even though summer doesn’t technically begin until June 21, the observance of Memorial Day and the end of the school year herald the unofficial arrival of summer. And with that freedom comes the opportunity to pursue new activities and maybe enjoy some travel and time away from your normal […]

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MEMORIAL DAY

As we approach the final Monday of May, our nation will once again observe Memorial Day — a solemn occasion to remember all of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom. Of all of our national holidays, this may be one of the most profound as we honor men and […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA & MOMS

As society and culture continue to change, every generation faces its own unique challenges. One subtle yet meaningful shift that has taken place in just the past few years has been the impact of the Internet on young families. While the blessing of an endless source of information and insight is undeniable, there can be […]

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FIGHT NIGHT

Whenever I counsel couples, we talk about conflict as a necessary part of any healthy relationship. But simply knowing this doesn’t automatically make disagreements any easier to work through. That takes patience, practice, and maybe even some professional help… which can be even more useful when it comes from a pair of exceptionally qualified and […]

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EASTER HOPE

Though our culture continues to drift — and sometimes dart — farther and farther from its religious heritage, we can see the unmistakable traces of faith in our holidays. Even those outside of the church still associate Easter with hope and new life. And this enduring connection offers each of us a wonderful opportunity to […]

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TRUST IN THE INTERIM

It’s one of those verses that we all know so well that we don’t even pause to read the entire passage: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV) (I bet […]

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PRICELESS

We are less than a week away from one of the most dynamic and powerful events in our youth ministry, not to mention our entire church: Disciple Now! If you aren’t familiar with Disciple Now (or DNow), this is a weekend retreat for youth that helps them grow in their discipleship — hence the name. […]

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HOW NOT TO PRAY

A few years back, my old car developed a very obvious and obnoxious malady: whenever I started the engine in the morning, the belts would squeal… but not just a run-of-the-mill squeal; my engine would emit a high-pitched screech for all of my neighbors to hear as I drove past each house on my way to […]

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EVENTS & INCREMENTS

As we progress further into 2017, you may be beginning to struggle with some of the goals you’ve set for yourself, and one underlying problem may actually be your expectations. When it comes to personal change and even discipleship, we’ve been conditioned by what we read and watch to expect simple, sudden solutions to life’s […]

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