Faith

Troubled by Trouble

I wonder if you can hear this song in your head as you read these lyrics: “Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble – trouble been doggin’ my soul since the day I was born. Worry, worry, worry, worry, worry – worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone.” We are a people who are …

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Authenticity and How It Applies to Discipling the Next Generation

As a pendulum swings back and forth, so it seems that each up and coming generation intentionally attempts to move in the opposite direction of its predecessor – especially in the areas that the former generation clearly “missed the mark” on. One generation wants the big “gas guzzling SUV’s” and the next generation is all …

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Be Like Jesus.

There are many nights after I tuck my kids in bed that I long to crawl in bed myself to drift off to sleep… at 7:30pm. I know, lame. But my eyes are so heavy, and my energy levels are completely spent. The thought of slipping into bed makes me want to sing and dance …

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Captive Thoughts

When my mother had a stroke 5 years ago, her right frontal lobe was struck by the trauma of the hemorrhage on her brain. This trauma was centered in the language center, which meant that her brain no longer processed language in the correct way. Week after week, month after month, I sat in a …

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Be Still

I struggle with being still. Even in the moments that I do “nothing,” my mind will race with all the things I need to be doing, deadlines I need to meet or things I need to plan. I’ll find myself scrolling Pinterest to plan the next meal, texting a friend to catch up, or over-thinking …

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Citizens of Heaven

A couple of weeks ago, Aaron began our series in the book of Colossians and asked us this question: How can we know if we are growing in maturity in Jesus? One way that we know is that we live with an ever-increasing awareness that we are dual citizens – citizens of the Kingdom of …

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I once heard a friend say, “Becoming a mom is like breaking up with yourself.” The straightforward reality of that statement resonated in my heart for days. In like manner, I believe we can also say, “Becoming a Christian IS breaking up with yourself.” And yes…breaking up is hard to do. Because, as Aaron often reminds …

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