Loving the unlovable

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last Wednesday morning was like every other Wednesday morning: I dressed for work and packed everything the baby would need for a day at my in-law’s. Before I pulled out of our driveway, I said our usual prayer for safety on the roads. Then I began to sing some hymns and…

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3 Ways We Self Sabotage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the course of our walk with Christ, there will be times when the Lord will require us to have patience and wait on His leading. As we discussed in Grow your faith while waiting for God, waiting is not always easy for us to do. Yet waiting, the act…

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Breaking the Silence: Miscarriage

Reading Time: 2 minutes “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 A recent nationwide survey1 reveals that the majority of Americans believe the many myths that surround miscarriage. Due to a culture that treats miscarriage as taboo, few realize that pregnancy loss is a common occurrence:…

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Fruit of the Spirit

Do we have the Fruit of the Spirit? Galatians 5:22-23

Reading Time: 2 minutes Harsh, mean-spirited, and judgmental. More and more often, I am hearing saddening accounts of brothers and sisters within our church families who have been attacked by fellow church members for having different experiences, different opinions, different likes and dislikes. Attacked by individuals displaying the works of the flesh and not…

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Grow your faith while waiting for God

How to grow your faith while waiting for God

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14 This mindset can leak into our spiritual life, and impatience in spiritual matters can pose a threat to our faith and trust in the Lord. The longer…

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Empowered Witnessing: Reaching All People (Part 2)

Group of young people of multiple ethnicities.

Reading Time: 9 minutes In Part I, we discussed some of the challenges to witnessing to our non-Christian family, friends, and those within our circle of influence. Sometimes we may have only one opportunity—perhaps a casual meeting during our commute to work or a seemingly random question from the clerk at the store—but the…

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Witnessing: Let Your Light Shine

Reading Time: 6 minutes “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NKJV). Evangelism and witnessing is the theme for the current Sabbath School quarterly.…

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Danger Ahead: Personal Agendas

Reading Time: 5 minutes I could not believe what I had just heard. Momentarily stunned, I sat in the pew mulling over what had just happened. How could an elder of the church say that during the guest welcome? While the words spoken may have been applauded by a select few and dismissed without…

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Single and Gifted

Reading Time: 7 minutes Let’s be honest. It is downright difficult to be a single adult in the world today, even more so as a single Christian. We are bombarded with images of couples around almost every corner: from movies, television shows, books, walking down the street, Facebook status changes, and even within the…

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Collective Neglect, Individual Indifference

Reading Time: 4 minutes That particular Sabbath was a gorgeous day with golden sunlight falling through the large window above the baptistery. The congregation was electrified with shared joy as the mother and her three teenaged children proclaimed their commitment for Christ through the waters of baptism. After the service, a long line formed…

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