How God Uses Imperfect People Like Me
July 17th, 2017

How God Uses Imperfect People Like Me

Ginger Kolbaba

I couldn’t believe what I’d done. When a friend asked if I had intentionally left her off a party invitation list, I went into self-preservation mode, and instead of ’fessing up, I caved in to my fear and flat-out lied. What was wrong with me? I knew better than ...

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Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence
July 3rd, 2017

Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence

Andrew Hood

I used to think I could check the “solitude” box on the spiritual disciplines list because I’m an introvert. But it’s not that simple. People who love to sing aren’t always worshipping. People who love to be alone aren’t always in solitude.  Solitude is not escape ...

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How to Uncover the Gift of Being Single
June 26th, 2017

How to Uncover the Gift of Being Single

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

For years, my biggest struggle with being single was the not-knowing. A bit of a control freak, I have struggled to allow this part of my life to remain a mystery. One day, I decided I would choose singleness for myself so I could stop wondering. That ...

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How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media
December 13th, 2016

How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media

Kari E. Randall

My friends are railing about politics on Facebook again. Im exhausted. My social media feeds brim with news of violence, incivility, and decidedly un-neighborly behavior with no end in sight. And thats just in the United States. Does it feel the same for you? Take a deep ...

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How to Engage Scripture on Your Daily Commute
September 20th, 2016

How to Engage Scripture on Your Daily Commute

Davina McDonald

The sun has just come up and already Im feeling anxious, flustered, even exhausted. Not only do I have noise all around me, but I also deal with noise within me. The hustle and bustle of commuting only makes this worse. If Im not careful, I will allow things ...

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Do You Ever Talk About the Bible?
September 6th, 2016

Do You Ever Talk About the Bible?

Randy Petersen

The last place I heard Scripture quoted was in a laundromat. He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord, said a middle-aged woman as she folded childrens clothes. In an animated conversation with another woman, she was complaining about her ex-husband, ...

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How Your Personality Impacts Reading the Bible
July 5th, 2016

How Your Personality Impacts Reading the Bible

Reading and interpreting the Bible through our twenty-first-century sensibilities has its challenges.  Serious students of Gods Word will recognize that assessing and applying Scripture faithfully requires at least a cursory grasp of the culture of the original writers. It helps to keep in mind such simple things as ...

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