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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A Response to Hate and Fear

A response to hate and fear. UNashamed.

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week, which began with the 240th anniversary of this nation’s independence and celebration of the various freedoms in which our citizens enjoy, has unfortunately seen the escalation of senseless violence and tragic loss of life in a number of incidents across the United States. Communities and individuals are overwhelmed…

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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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Obey God and government—in that order

Reading Time: 6 minutes On a Sabbath preceding the U.S. presidential election, Ray Navarro, pastor of the Tempe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tempe, Arizona, gave a thought-provoking sermon entitled “Should Christians Vote?” He shared Biblical insight into how a Christian is to relate to secular governments and politics as well as the historical views…

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Humble Ourselves For Time is Short

Reading Time: 4 minutes Droughts, wildfires, dust storms, hurricanes, floods, derechos, earthquakes, tsunamis; frightening outbreaks of West Nile virus and Hantavirus put large sections of the country on edge; the economic and political arenas are filled with uncertainty and conflicting messages. Today’s world would be alien to those who lived even a few decades…

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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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