To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings. James opens his letter, in verse 1, with this: “To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” Then he jumps right into it. We would expect in...

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Today, I want to encourage the parents. We are doing a baby dedication for Mother’s Day this Sunday at the church. It has me thinking once again about how parenting is not for sissies. Parenting...

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Jesus came for the weak and broken, the poor in spirit. Not the strong, the whole, the rich in spirit.  He doesn’t need our strength because He is the strong one. In fact, our strength...

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In an attempt to become more authentic, we seem to be under-valuing the gathering of Christians. And if we gather, we don’t want it to seem like we care that much. Like, “we don’t really...

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We often think of Christian fruitfulness in terms of our own personal growth only.  But Jesus left us with clear instructions that our purpose is larger than personal growth.  The growth of others is of...

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One of the most comforting things that we can experience is when someone validates our pain – they seem to understand it, and recognize it as something that is real. This is empathy: the ability...

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I was asked a question: “When was a time when you doubted God, and how did you get through it?” I thought about it for a long time, and remembered a time when I doubted...

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The Role of Grace in our Transformation In Galatians, Paul teaches us that eternal transformation comes through the grace of God.  We are sanctified the same way we were justified. It is God’s LOVE for...

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