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Maybe it was his Texas drawl. Or his huge smile. Possibly it was the affirming way that he spoke. Whatever the case, I was a fan of Joel Osteen – for a while. Why I Stopped Listening to Joel Osteen (and others like him) I would catch him from time to time on TV and…

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  We listen to the radio, television, magazines, and the opinions of friends. Honestly, there is so much information fighting for space in our mind that we don’t even realize what we’re remembering most of the time. Or, we don’t remember at all. In the same token, we fly through the day with little thought…

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Can a clean home lead to a better life? We all know that it’s good to keep a clean home, but can it also lead to improved health and a happier life? In this post, we are going to discuss some of the ways in which having a clean home can lead to a better…

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Throughout history, human beings have found ways of connecting to a sense of the spiritual, and of exploring their spirituality through a variety of different techniques and practices. They’ve looked into the heavens and wondered, “Is there a God? A Creator of all of this?” In Psalm 8, David pens these words: When I consider…

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For the last two years, I’ve been praying over, thinking over, discussing and researching the answers to this poignant question: Why are people leaving our churches (and not going anywhere else)? I Think I’ve Figured Out Why People Leave Church I’ve read several books, spent much time on the Lifeway and Barna websites and looked at…

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It seems like it was just yesterday. My younger brother was in trouble. Regularly, it seemed, he was getting a spanking or having to atone for something he had done that particular day. I think I was about ten years old, and he was about seven. An Apology Letter for Healing Your Church Hurt Today…

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Melanie Redd by Helloredds@gmail.com - 1M ago

Hey, Friend, I’m writing to invite you to church (or back to church). Maybe you’ve never been to church before or maybe you’ve just been away for a bit. Either way, we would love to have you in our community of believers. I invite you to church (or back to church) So, I’m reaching out…

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Have you ever felt embarrassed to share your views? Or, maybe you’ve been reluctant to post on social media? Possibly you’ve felt that you had something good to share, but you didn’t want to come across as one of those “crazy Christians”. If you have the heart to share positive content on social media, you…

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Melanie Redd by Helloredds@gmail.com - 1M ago

Vacations are the best! Everyone needs a break from the stresses of daily life. Often, a vacation is the best way to do it.  Whether you are exploring new sites, backpacking through foreign terrain, or (our personal favorite) relaxing on the beach. Vacations are refreshing, energizing, and invigorating. However, with all of the unique opportunities…

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It’s Easter weekend, and a great time to praise the Lord! Why? Because we have hope! How Easter Offers Messages of Hope (to everyone) When Jesus rose on the 3rd day, He began making appearances to many of His friends, followers, and disciples. In fact, here is a great list of eleven different appearances of…

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