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Jesus on Parenting Teens: You are not God

If we want our teens to embrace Christianity, we can’t just take them to church or simply talk about it.  We have to be living it!  There is a difference between being religious and modeling Christ, and teens can spot that a mile away.  They want, and need, authentic believers to show them the way. […]

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Where are all the stories of hope?

I’m saddened by the current trend in Christendom to tear each other down. There are scores of blogs, written by Christians, devoted to picking apart various factions of the church.  Some of these are written with the intent of calling out false prophets, and others are written out of passion for a particular theology.  All […]

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The Big Message

The following narrative comes from a friend of mine who gave me permission to reprint on my blog.  One of the most beautiful stories I’ve read in a long time! June 20th 2013 – I was driving home to take a lunch and get some things ready for later in the day. As I drove […]

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Why suffering is necessary

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”  Philippians 3:10-11 Have you ever prayed something like, “Jesus, I want to know you more”?  I’m here to tell […]

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Cinderella gets her man

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 Volunteering in youth work the past 15 years, I’ve seen my fair share of Cinderellas.  Girls who are broken…emotionally and/or physically abandoned and poor in spirit.  Girls who don’t think much of themselves and can’t see their own beauty. […]

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Coming around the corner and bumping into Jesus

It’s funny how words affect us. I’ve been reading a devotional book called “Jesus Calling”, by Sarah Young.  I really like this book because each entry is like a personal message from Jesus.  The book often encourages me to focus on Him, but I keep asking, “How do I do that?” I also am reading […]

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It’s Saturday, and I’m in love

The house is unusually quiet this morning.  It’s so quiet, I can hear the second hand moving in the clock on the wall.  As I sit here and wait for my tea to brew, I pick up an old love letter. The writer says this is the song to top all songs.  Now that really […]

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