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Manna and Other Unexpected Provisions

Author: Julie WildingCategory: General

I recently found myself in the proverbial desert. I was praying earnestly over a few needs and felt as though I was receiving the answer “No.” My main request was for sleep. I had a sick infant, which meant it had been nearly two months since I had slept for more than an hour at a time. I didn’t think I could function any longer. I was beginning to grow exasperated with God, wondering how ...

Are All Sins Equal?

Author: Zach LeeCategory: Theology

Semper Reformanda was an important slogan during the Reformation and is now often overlooked. Its Latin meaning is “always reforming.” The Reformers may have gotten a lot right about the Bible, but they didn’t go far enough in their theology. As Protestants, we must always go back to the Bible to see where we have wandered from the truth. We often believe something is biblical just because ...

Sharing at the Expense of Learning

Author: Mason KingCategory: General

"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." - Ernest Hemingway

Honoring God in Neediness

Author: Matt TonneCategory: General

James tells us, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” The true religion of caring for those who are vulnerable is a beautiful thing. But I have also had the opportunity to learn the beauty of receiving care in my own times of vulnerability.

Why Doesn't God Just Change Me?

Author: Adam GriffinCategory: General

When you estimate a distance, it is best to use a helpful unit of measurement. If someone asks me how tall I am, I don’t give my answer in miles (I’m .00117 by the way). The distance between the sun and me is not normally measured in inches. We use large units for large things and small units for small things. For instance, when we measure our massive universe, we apply one of the largest ...

How to Visit Someone in the Hospital

Author: Kyle WorleyCategory: General

We’ve all been there. A loved one from our family, friends or Home Group winds up in the hospital, and we feel the desire to go and visit them. We want to communicate that the person is loved, that we are praying for them and we want to bless and encourage them. But, how do we do that?

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