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How about you? Has how you’ve experienced or participated in the church changed over the years? Especially this year, church has been a different thing altogether for many of us.

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  I come from a long line of churchgoing people: bishops, reverends, musicians, preachers, music ministers, church mothers, and deacons. Even before I had a relationship with God for myself, I assumed God must be real. Otherwise, I couldn’t reason why my great-grandma Sudie and the mothers of the church would gather in her living

How to Make It Through the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Very Grateful

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are put away, Christmas décor in beginning to fill the stores, and there’s one more big Holiday to celebrate before the Christmas jingles hit the airwaves – Thanksgiving. As Christians we know we are supposed to “give thanks is all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and “give thanks to

What Am I Supposed to Do With All the Hurt

WELCOME! (SUGGESTED TIME: 2–5 MINUTES) Welcome to session 1 of Forgiving What You Can’t Forget. If this is your first time together as a group, take a moment to introduce yourselves to one another before watching the video. Then let’s get started! OPENING REFLECTION: (SUGGESTED TIME: 10–15 MINUTES) Leader Note: Have a few people share

God Bless You: Today’s devotion is a perfect one to share with your kids or grandkids! Who are you going to send it to?

God Bless You!

When you talk, you should always be kind and wise. Then you will be able to answer everyone in the way you should. — Colossians 4:6 ICB ACHOO! That’s the universal sound for a sneeze. Sneezing — or sternutation (stur-new-TEY-shun) — is your body’s way of getting rid of something that’s irritating your nose. You

Advent: Everlasting Father

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. — John 1:1-3 For to us a Child is born, to us a son is

One Thousand Gifts OBS Week 2 — Grace in the Moment

Pick up a pen and count gifts. It keeps your eyes good. It offers you the definite gift of greater joy. It draws open the curtains right when the sun in going down. When loss threatens to bury us. ~ Ann Voskamp The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,

Forgiving God

Getting hurt by people is hard. Getting hurt by what God allows can feel unbearable. While I might phrase my disillusionment as a question of why or how, when I lay my head on my tear-soaked pillow, questions can turn into bitter feelings. I probably wouldn’t want to raise my hand at Bible study and

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