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How do you take refuge in God?

How Do You Take Refuge in God?

January 11, 2022

Throughout the psalms, the original songs of worship, we read about God being our dwelling place. Those words probably spoke deeply to the Israelites. And they remain true. God is our dwelling place. God is our place of refuge. So why do we still experience so much adversity here, and how do we take refuge in God?

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Already Worthy

Already Worthy

January 04, 2022

It’s the beginning of a new year and more often than not, that prompts our hearts to yearn for a new and improved attitude and a fresh start in those areas we want to strengthen or change. I don’t know why, but I always feel like each January 1, I have a renewed sense of drive and discipline, ready to take on areas of my life that have been a struggle.

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Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2021

As 2021 winds down, many of us ponder changes we want to make or goals we want to set for the upcoming year. Some of us have given up making resolutions at all—why start when we know we won’t complete them? Do we need reminders of more failed efforts?

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How Much Does God Love You?

How Much Does God Love You?

December 21, 2021

Each time I gave birth, and each time I watched friends and family welcome a new baby, I think to myself that the love I feel, the love these new parents feel, doesn’t hold a candle to the love God has for us. Let that sink in for a minute, friends. It’s a powerful and amazing thought.

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5 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Be Asking

5 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Be Asking

December 14, 2021

From how-to projects to best-loved recipes, we love to use handy shortcuts or magic formulas. The same is true when we start a small group. What are the top tips? What are the best practices? As Christians, we don’t have to guess.

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keys to building community in children's ministry

The Keys to Building Meaningful Christian Community in Your Children’s Ministry

November 02, 2021

There is an old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and although I can tire of hearing that adage, I must admit there is so much truth to it. Even the sweetest kids will challenge and exhaust their parents. I was so grateful then, and am so grateful now, that I had a strong “village” (community) to help me.

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Top 5 Bible Study Books

How To Choose a Bible Study

October 26, 2021

Many of us have heard the phrase, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” The same goes for Bible studies. What is the best Bible Study “fit” for you? What is the best Bible study for your small group? I have always looked for specific, concrete answers to these questions.

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Making the Most of Sunday School

Making the Most of Sunday School

October 19, 2021

Every Sunday School teacher has had that one Sunday morning where things just went off the rails in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating when things don’t go the way you imagined. Here are three easy and practical tips that can help you create a fun and fulfilling Sunday School hour for you and your students!

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The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

September 21, 2021

I don’t know if we will ever truly know the reason Martha chose dishes over sitting with Jesus. But I do think we all have had Martha moments when we are blinded by things that in the big picture aren’t very significant, only to miss out on beautiful moments with people or with God.

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cross in 9/11 rubble

Persevering Faith

September 14, 2021

How did they get through such loss? By continually reminding themselves of God’s promise of a better possession. Their faith was strengthened by the courage and confidence required of them in trials. When we aren’t forced to stand strong publicly for the faith, it’s actually easier to fall away.

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God Is Always Working

God Is Always Working

September 08, 2021

It is so easy to miss God's truth in the middle of the battle or despair. We often miss the small moments when God makes himself known because we are so focused on our feelings of doubt or frustration. We overlook the basic goodness and faithfulness he pours out onto us each and every day.

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Daily Devotions

Did You Know About Our Daily Lectionary Devotionals?

August 31, 2021

Did you know we produce daily devotionals that follow the lectionary readings? You can access them for free on the website, in our online community, receive notifications about them in our app (Turn on Daily Lectionary Devotional Notifications in the app settings.), or sign up to receive them in a daily email using the form below!

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