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Hard Questions About God

Three hard questions about God even the most devout Christians have — part 1

Having faith in God is easy for some (it’s described as a spiritual gift in the Bible), but for many, it’s very difficult. People have a lot of hard questions about God, even the most devout of Christians. Take a look at some hard questions about God in the first part of this new series:…
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What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Easter?

Clinging to the spiritual meaning of Easter amid the rabbits and eggs

If you’ve been in a supermarket or mall anytime in March and April, then you’ve probably seen all of the chocolate eggs, chocolate bunny rabbits, marshmallow eggs and the giant, terrifying rabbit-people on whom parents place their children for photos and a developing sense of trauma … you know, Easter.  However, none of this is…
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How to Improve Your Spiritual Health

Three thoughts on how to improve your spiritual health in a material world

In today’s world, it’s easy to get swept up in materialism. We work jobs so we can make money so we can buy things. That’s a great oversimplification, but you get the idea. We constantly focus on earning something so we can exchange it for something else. This isn’t inherently bad or anything; it’s just…
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What Does It Mean to Wait on the Lord?

What does it mean to wait on the Lord in today’s culture?

In today’s world, we’re not the best at waiting on things. We like fast food, fast internet, fast video streams, no wait times at the hospital or the DMV … the list could go on. So, when the Bible tells us (more than once) to wait upon the Lord, what does this mean? Does it…
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What Does It Mean to Be a New Creation?

What does it mean to be a new creation in Christ Jesus?

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our…
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be happy enjoy life

This is how you can be happy and enjoy life

Happiness is not about what you have, it’s about who you are with. Happiness is about loving and being loved. It is relational.  If you truly want to be happy and enjoy life, it starts with understanding just how much God loves you. Once you get a grasp of that love, happiness will bubble out…
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spirit of doubt and unbelief

How the spirit of doubt and unbelief can strengthen your faith

When we are struggling with doubt and unbelief we don’t want a tidy scripture or a Sunday School answer. We want something that is going to reunite us with the comforting feeling of belief. But, feelings lie. Truth is deeper than a feeling.  Doubt and unbelief are actually building blocks of faith. Many of us…
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create your own happiness

Can you create your own happiness?

When you hear the word Christian, does happiness come to mind? The two can and should coexist. However, there are two big roadblocks to your happiness. The first is not understanding that God wants you to be happy and the second is getting in the way of our own happiness.  Have you heard the phrase,…
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who is your neighbor

Who is your neighbor & who are you in the story

In a retelling of the Good Samaritan by Godly Play listeners are asked, “Who is your neighbor?” The piece representing each character is picked up slowly and one by one the children are asked, “Is this your neighbor? Is the priest your neighbor? Is the one who was robbed and left for dead your neighbor?…
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How to show God’s love to others, what does the Bible say about loving others

How to show God’s love to others

Jesus came to tear away every unnecessary barrier, and so should we. The love of God has the power to bring life and bring freedom in a way that will make us, and others, never be the same again. The problem is that we sometimes get so caught up in our own comforts we forget…
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