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Seeking Guidance from God

Seeking Guidance from God

I’m trying to figure out whether or not we should go to Moab this year. And right now, it’s not really clear. For the past seven years a group of guys have made a sort of pilgrimage to the deserts of Moab, Utah. We go in late April or early May, about the time we

Plant Your Seeds

Faith in Action When we told our close friends and family that we were pregnant and that we still felt called to adopt, many people thought we were crazy and cautioned us to reconsider the timing. But Ari and I held fast to an unexplainable, unwavering faith that this was God’s plan. This plan didn’t

When Parenting Isn’t Perfect: Imperfect Parenting

We’ve established that perfection is the enemy of parenting. We know that the key to developing a good home life isn’t pushing your kids to get all A’s or asking them to habitually knock in the winning run. We need to take our cues from Jesus. Just as grace is critical in our spiritual life,

Loving Our Kids Like Jesus Loves Us

School is out – vacation season is upon us – summer has finally arrived! Families love summertime. Longer days mean more quality time sharing exciting activities with our kids! Summer also provides us with many fun ways to grow spiritually. Whether we send our kids to Vacation Bible School, join a summer Bible study, or

Peace With God at Last

And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. — Revelation 21:4 We now know what it means to be a Christian. We know the price that was paid to get these elusive things called peace and

Nourish Your Soil

Prepare Your Soil Maybe you want to cultivate a healthy lifestyle or break unhealthy addictions. Maybe there’s a specific relationship that needs nurturing. Perhaps you long to know that you are living a meaningful life, leaving a legacy, or changing a family tree. Whether it’s your kids, your career, your faith, your education, or your

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God’s Gift of Laughter

No, You Did Laugh The finest snippets of life are those in which laughter is at the core — events meaningful enough to be etched into our brains. Such times bring deep healing and shape who we become. They’re the kind we frame and display in a place of prominence, the ones we bring up

Pity is not enough

Pity and Parity

Around 5:00 a.m. on September 2, 2015, Turkish authorities near Bodrum, a coastal city in Turkey, began to receive calls that a boat had capsized. One investigator on the scene saw what looked like blue and red articles of clothing washed up at the shoreline. As he drew near, he realized it was the drowned

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