What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Have you ever read one of those “5 things that every successful person does” articles?  I have.  And it seems like every time it lists something along ...

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The Anxious Parent

Anxiety in today’s culture is real. It has many faces. It arrives in all of our lives with various levels of acuity and for different ...

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3 Ways to Engage Poverty Now

We typically define poverty as “the lack of material things or access to tangible resources.” There are three elements to poverty that you may not ...

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Why Family Worship?

Have you ever seen that painting of Jesus where all the children are climbing to sit in His lap and surrounding Him at His feet? ...

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The Inconvenience of Christmas

There is truly nothing like being home for Christmas.  The old roads that you’ve seen over and over again seem to have a new glow ...

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The Art of Hospitality

As believers, we’ve all been given spiritual gifts. Some have the gift of teaching, others the gift of faith, and the list goes on. My ...

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What Next?: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hopefully you were able to join us this past Sunday as we introduced our new philosophy of Do Something. To sum it up, we believe ...

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“Restorative Dialogue and the Way of Christ”

  2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the ...

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What If Church Was a Place Where Everyone Felt Welcome?

Churches (and church people) are bad at reaching lost people. There, I said it. Someone’s got to. As a pastor, I’m ashamed of this. Inversely, ...

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Something for Everyone: A Case for 12 Step Recovery Work

It seems we all have well-shaped mental images of 12 step recovery programs from a favorite series.  A person shamefully tries to slip inside a ...

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Finding God in Weakness and Discomfort

“I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time my brother got shot. I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time I saw, from my ...

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5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

It’s summer y’all! For this Minnesota-born Texas transplant, summer is more of a threat than it is reason to celebrate.  As I brace for the ...

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