Faith

Naomi and Ruth – A Unique Relationship Naomi and Ruth.  What a beautiful story of loyalty and love!  Listen to any group of women talking and invariably you will hear quips about someone’s mother-in-law.  Mother’s-in-law get a bad rap.  Some deservedly so, other’s not so much.  In a man’s life, the two most important people […]

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4 Key Steps to Unlocking Your Faith

Four Key Steps to Unlocking Your Faith Guest Post By Tashauna T. Lane Have you ever been at a place in your life where you felt like every time you tried to fix something, it made it worse? For example, one of the best decisions I made was joining the military. After years of pondering […]

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Why Children are Leaving the Church

Children are leaving the church in droves.  In fact, the Southern Baptist Convention reports that four out of five children no longer attend church.  It’s not just the Southern Baptists that report this phenomena.  It’s every denomination and even non-denominational churches.  70 percent of youth stop attending church when they graduate from high school. Nearly a […]

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Closed Doors in the Bible

Closed Doors in the Bible We’ve all heard the saying, “If God closes a door, he will open a window” or “if God closes one door, He will open another”.   These specific phrases are not found in the Bible, (they are in fact, from The Sound of Music) but there are quite a few […]

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Follow Jesus

Follow Jesus –  Guest post by Karen Sweeney-Ryal We are living in a time of great confusion, turmoil, and divisiveness in our country. Traditional values which were upheld for centuries are now often considered hateful or prejudicial. Our country’s foundation of  Christian values has been rejected, as relativism has been embraced. This stance that there […]

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voices we hear

VOICES WE HEAR The bible tells us in Matthew 18:18 , that whatever we permit or agree with on earth is permitted in heaven, and the reverse is the case: whatever we disagree with or forbid on earth is forbidden in heaven. So, let me ask you a question: Who do you agree that you […]

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Raising Godly Children in a Broken World

Raising godly children.  I think that is the hope of all Christian parents.  With staggering statistics of children leaving the church in early adulthood, what can we do to increase the odds that our kids will continue to walk with God?  Baptist news reported that six in ten young adults (millennials) who were raised in […]

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Listen Up

Work. Housework. Kids. Social events. Home school. Public school. Private school expense. You MUST also squeeze in some “me” time. Even if making time for the “me” time actually causes you more stress than the “me” time relieves.   If you don’t do all of this right, then you will be judged. Maybe your child […]

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15 Benefits of Reading the Bible

Benefits of Reading the Bible Reading the Bible. While there are numerous ways that reading the Bible brings us closer to God and benefits us daily.  Here are a few that I keep close to my heart and serve as reminders for me to stay in the Word on a daily basis: Gods word leads us […]

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