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Cutting Costs During the Holiday Season

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Powerful Leaders? When Church Leadership Goes Wrong by Marcus Honeysett

Over the past few years we have witnessed quite a number of leader­ship failures within the church. We have learned of pastors who have used their position to enrich themselves, to use their prominence to run roughshod over others, to use their prestige to feed their flesh. Some of these failures have been shocking, some […]

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Build a Stronger Marriage by Joni Eareckson Tada

It is no small feat to build a strong marriage. It is no easy thing to maintain a strong marriage through years of trials and temptations, through decades of sinning and being sinned against. It is not something any of us can take for granted and it is for this reason that there are so […]


Thanksgiving Gives Us Eyes for God

When I was 8 years old, I had an eye exam. As I tried to make out the letters on the chart, I got so many wrong that the doctor thought I was joking. But this was no joke; I was very nearsighted. A week later, when I got my first pair of glasses, I […]


Gratitude in November

Thanksgiving is celebrated tradition­ally in many cultures. The national holiday can be observed through the act of giving thanks and the grateful acknowledgment of divine favor. In the Old Testament, the word giving means: to raise one’s hands to God in gratitude. In addition to being a season to be thankful to God, November is […]


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For What Binds Us?

On Thanksgiving… Are we really just thanking God for the things that keep us BOUND IN FEAR? Now, no one will ever make that statement when the family is going around the room sharing the one thing for which they are grateful. At least, we hope not. What a downer that person would be. So, […]

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Finish the Race

Eliza Fletcher was a dedicated runner from Memphis who had qualified for the Boston Marathon. Her devotion to running motivated her to get up early and train diligently. Early on a September Friday morning, she went on a run to start her day. Per­haps you’re familiar with the story by now – she was allegedly […]

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Dream Small by Seth Lewis

Seth Lewis is one of those rare authors who can truly write. I have been reading his blog for a number of years and have admired his ability to write both poetry and prose that is interesting, compelling, and full of beauty. I was thrilled, then, to learn that he has now also written a […]