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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
February 24th, 2020

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Gary Wiley

Marked for all to see I’ll never forget the first time I received ashes on my forehead on Ash Wednesday. I was part of a non-denominational church in New York City, a church that, although it was a relatively new church plant, was committed to be grounded in ...

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Corrective Surgery from the Bible
February 10th, 2020

Corrective Surgery from the Bible

Randy Petersen

Truth has taken a beating in the last few years. From the White House to the Vatican, the concern for “fake news” is talked about, but the reality of deception is as old as Genesis. We can blame the Internet for getting falsehood out faster than before. We ...

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Failure can be a pathway to success
February 10th, 2020

Failure can be a pathway to success

Josh Lawson

Like it or not, failure is an inevitable part of life. We face it at work, at home, and in ministry. Unfortunately, society doesn’t place a high degree of value on failure, so people are not often equipped to deal with it when it comes. But failure can be ...

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2 Ways to Animate Your Bible Reading
February 3rd, 2020

2 Ways to Animate Your Bible Reading

Randy Petersen

Many Bible readers get into a certain rhythm—reading 5-10 verses of the Bible text and asking certain questions to dig into the meaning. Perhaps they read an entry from a devotional booklet. This is a fine model for Bible study, no need to change it. Unless ...

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Does Social Media Make You Anxious?
January 27th, 2020

Does Social Media Make You Anxious?

Kari E. Randall

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

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You Can Engage Scripture on Your Way to Work
January 20th, 2020

You Can Engage Scripture on Your Way to Work

Davina McDonald

The sun has just come up and already I’m 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 I’m not careful, I will allow things ...

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Make 2020 Your Year of the Bible
January 13th, 2020

Make 2020 Your Year of the Bible

Carolyn Wildermuth

If I had a nickel for every time I said, “I don’t have enough time to do that, ” I would be rich. For me, and I suspect most people, not enough time is an automatic excuse for things I have not thought through or prioritized. The bottom line ...

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Scripture for every season of life
January 6th, 2020

Scripture for every season of life

Dottie McLoughlin

I recently reached Senior Citizen status and was having a little trouble celebrating the event. It seemed a bit unreal—after all, wasnt I just 35 a year or two ago? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, the kids are married with families of their own. My husband and I downsized ...

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