CONFESSION: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I love snowboarding and recently went to ride at Wintergreen. When I ride, I like to do what I call “snowboard dancing” (trademark pending) where I crank the music up in my headphones and ride in a dance groove down the slopes. I was in the middle of nice rhythm when I caught edge and […]

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WHAT IS PURE RELIGION?

I will never forget the day a few words became more than just something you hear in church but a call to action in my life. Those life-changing words are:   “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27, New International Version).   […]

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HOW DO WE TRUST GOD’S CALLING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY?

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas music or a Hallmark movie playing softly in the background. We cherish the presents under the tree and give thanks for a tiny baby sent from heaven, the Messiah, who would defeat sin and death and give us freedom and life […]

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WHY WE NEED TO BE MORE LIKE STARBUCKS

The local church can learn from Starbucks. That might come as a shock to you because these two “organizations” have foundationally different missions. However, the church can benefit from how Starbucks goes about making a cup of coffee.   The simple way to break this down is to talk about what we experience when we […]

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LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE WRONG PLACES

Tis the season for Hallmark movies, sweet jewelry commercials, and the overindulgence of Ben & Jerry’s fueled by the deep, unfulfilled longings of single people. This may be an over-exaggeration, but the Holiday’s do tend to remind those of us with a deep longing for a Gospel-centered marriage of the lack of diamonds placed on […]

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