Learning to Trust God

This weekend we packed up and moved several loads from our rental home to our new home. As we packed, moved, loaded, and prepared, our dog Buddy was getting nervous. He kept watching us pack things up and walk out […]

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Seeing Nineveh

“But the LORD said, 'You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell […]

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Love Covers All

A regular fight erupted in the backyard. My three little ones, two six year olds and one seven year old, sounding like a 2 a.m. bar brawl. She isn’t sharing! He’s being mean to me! You’re not my friend anymore! Head throbbing and […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal with Peer Pressure

“Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.” —Proverbs 26:4 (MSG)  Peer pressure is nothing new but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested it is something teenagers need in order “to become adults.” 1. Make sure they […]

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God-​​Shaped Prayers

Sometimes we pray as if prayer is the means of cajoling God into releasing His carefully hoarded riches. What makes prayer work the way God says it will work? How can we experience the power in prayer that Scripture promises? “Prayer is […]

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Learning to Pay Attention

When was the last time you got lost? It's frustrating, a time waster, and can stir up anxiety in the moment. But, what if the little mishaps that we go through are teaching us something greater? The winding road that leads to […]

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