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Handling Our Worries and Tensions as We Face the New Year

Handling Our Worries and Tensions as We Face the New Year

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from  The Zondervan 2015 Pastor’s Annual, an annual bestselling resource for preachers by T. T. Crabtree. The Annual provides a planned preaching program for an entire year, including Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and midweek sermons, as well as helps for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and youth meetings. Therefore

Christians, Jesus, and Pine-Sol

  Mama was a strange mixture of the holy and the profane. If Mama and Canadian Mist were a mixed drink, it would be called Intemperance. Mama drank too much, got drunk, and did stupid things, like driving her green Ford LTD around and around the yellow house at a very high speed. She’d crank

Joshua 1:9 Be Strong Courageous

How to Help Our Children Be Brave

A few years ago, one of my children woke up in the middle of the night, wide-eyed and trembling with fright. She didn’t know why she was afraid. She just was. She has always been fearful at night, but this night she was very scared. No matter what I said, she couldn’t comprehend what I

Where’s God When I’m Scared?

People don’t necessarily categorize me as a compassionate person. I’m okay with that, because I realize we are all different. However, when it comes to fear and my kids experiencing it, my compassion goes through the roof. Perhaps it’s my firsthand experience with fear as an adult that allows me to help my kids through

Here is God

I am with you always, even to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20 When ancient sailors sketched maps of the oceans, they disclosed their fears. On the vast unexplored waters, cartographers wrote such words as “Here be dragons” and “Here be demons.” If you drew a map of your world, would we read such phrases? Over the unknown

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