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Making the Most of Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOksW_NabEk] You bury your toes deep into the sand. As waves meet the shore, you feel the sea breeze as it brushes against your face. You close your eyes and fill your lungs with that sweet, salty air. If you could freeze time, right here, right now, you would. You wish more of life could be made...

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We Can Face It Together

We live in a world that encourages us to pretend. We don’t want people to think we’re a mess so we keep things hidden. We fear what our friends and family might think if they knew what’s really going on so we keep up the smiles. “I’m fine…OK…great…. How are you?” But Jesus frees us to be ourselves. He accepts us warts and...

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Are You A Christian Hipster?

Somewhere on the road of trying to find my identity in Christ I have been met with a dangerous temptation to find my identity in a new Christian stereotype. I’m a young adult, I live in Nashville, I sing, I’m a part of a church plant, and I think I have just enough Instagram followers to fit into this new trendy breed of believers (though I...

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How I’m Fighting Resentment as a Stepmom

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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Picture Perfect

Inviting the Holy Spirit in and fully surrendering to Christ is the way to live abundantly in the promise of eternal life. What if you allowed this prayer — this call to abundant life —  to transform the journey you are on? Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and I commit, through your power, to serve and obey you: any time,...

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This Pastor is Getting a Divorce and Now I Want One Too

Last week, I read Jarrid Wilson's article in which he admitted to an unhealthy, destructive relationship. He could see the potential that relationship had to destroy not only his marriage, but his relationship with God, so he was ready to end it. The culprit? His cell phone. I felt a stab of convicting guilt. That same day, I was having lunch...

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The Ride of Their Lives

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE0n9yrINds?list=UUMhljG-e3eESfYDZbKXBRdg] Celebrating 60 Years of Life Through the Gift of 60 Water Wells Many baby boomers turn 60 this year. This summer, four of them are celebrating this milestone by cycling 8,500 km across Canada! This ride, called Cycling4Water, is an opportunity to celebrate...

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Turn Christmas Upside Down

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Is it joy? Weariness? Family? Loneliness? Busyness? Peace? Expense? Delight? If you’re feeling overwhelmed (or underwhelmed) by the holiday season maybe it’s time to turn Christmas on its head. Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts, wrote “We’re hanging Christmas...

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