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Thorn bushes and flowers

Author: Carl BrowerCategory: Parenting

“Let go!” “It’s mine, Katherine!” “But I was playing with it!” The sounds of this exchange come out of my son’s room, down the hall, into the den, and vibrate my eardrums with an intensity that cause me to immediately stand, and walk with purpose in the direction from whence the sounds are coming. Upon reaching the room, I see that both my children are sitting on the bed ...

Cares of This World

Author: Blake ChiltonCategory: Parenting

In Mark 4, Jesus gets into a boat, sits down and begins teaching a crowd a parable about a sower. The story is about a man who goes around and scatters seed that falls in different places on different types of ground. The outcome of these seeds is different, but there was one outcome in particular that caught my attention more than the others. It’s what happened when Jesus describes the result ...

Musing Modesty

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Modesty is a term that is foreign to the vast majority of modern Westerner’s vernacular. Excess and adornment are the preferred couture while simplicity and contentment are perceived as antiquated ideals of an earlier generation. But fidelity to the Scriptures is never obsolete or out of style.

Head Coverings and Holy Kisses

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Why don’t we kiss each other when we enter through the church doors? Doesn’t the Bible say, “greet one another with a holy kiss?” Not just once, but five times we are given the command. And it wasn’t just by one author, but rather by both Paul and Peter. Consider: Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; and 1 Peter 5:14.

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