Loving the unlovable

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

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

“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

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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Witnessing: Let Your Light Shine

“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

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

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

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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