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Get ready: Scripture practices for Advent
December 9th, 2019

Get ready: Scripture practices for Advent

John Skillen

Every year at Christmas time my family looks forward to watching the “Service of Lessons and Carols” televised from King’s College in Cambridge, England. The singing is exhilarating, and so is the beautiful reading of the passages from Scripture that foretell and narrate the birth of Jesus. The readers’ ...

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Success and Love Wrapped into One
December 2nd, 2019

Success and Love Wrapped into One

Tara-Leigh Cobble

In Part 1  of this series, we talked about three common mistakes I have made when reading the Bible and how my relationship with God benefitted when I corrected those things. The first mistake I made was approaching Scripture with a lens for myself ...

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God Welcomes Your ‘Messiness’
November 25th, 2019

God Welcomes Your ‘Messiness’

Heather Drew

Where did all these feelings come from? All of my life I have been called an “emotional person.” But here is a fact: everyone is an “emotional person.” Emotions are natural and normal, and there are a variety of ways we can express them. Our emotions are created ...

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What Paul Never Prayed For
November 18th, 2019

What Paul Never Prayed For

Jennifer Duncan

Last week was Veterans Day and I couldn’t help but remember that day by honoring a late neighbor and reflecting on how our lives intersected at a critical time in his life. The encounter also helped me to find a theme in Scripture that I had not noticed before.   ...

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Sunday Morning Time Travel
November 11th, 2019

Sunday Morning Time Travel

Sherri K. Edman

We try valiantly to limit media consumption in our home, but as any parent knows, it’s incredibly difficult. And as any stay-at-home parent knows, it’s especially difficult when your kids are operating at maximum “twerpitude” and driving each other—and you—crazy. Sometimes, when we are in each other’s faces, the ...

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Five Questions to Guide Your Bible Reading
November 4th, 2019

Five Questions to Guide Your Bible Reading

Tara-Leigh Cobble

Though I’d grown up in the church and had earned my share of Scripture memory badges in Sunday School, I was an adult before I realized I didn’t actually understand much of the Bible. I knew how to pull out a verse of encouragement when I needed ...

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Why bother?
October 28th, 2019

Why bother?

Anne Kennedy

The Bible is usually the last thing I want to face in the morning. I lie in bed in the early dawn, that netherworld between darkness and light, my phone in my hand, teetering between clicking on Facebook and clicking on my Bible app.  I grew ...

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What would Jesus talk about at the table?
October 21st, 2019

What would Jesus talk about at the table?

Gary Wiley

I have been thinking a lot about Jesus’s encounters with people at the dinner table. I wonder what it would be like to have him as a mealtime companion. What would he talk about? Would he walk the path of least resistance, trying his best not to bring up ...

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