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Internet Christianity

My soul has been aching for the church lately. I see the words written on social media. I hear the sideline conversations. People share blogs that offend other believers. Some of it is political. Some of it is ideological. I hear from pastors about the fractures in their local bodies of believers. It’s heartbreaking. I want to pretend it isn’t happening. Or it isn’t a big deal. Or just shut my ears and say, “LALALA.” After all, we have always had differences of opinions within in the body of Christ. The New Testament and church history reveal that the church has struggled with unity from day one. During some seasons …

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Straining our Eyes

I love to make photo books and look at pictures from past vacations because it gives me an opportunity to savor the blessings we experienced as a family. The long car rides and sibling squabbles all fade into the background as I remember the sweet memories of meals, shared adventures, and relaxation. In the biblical book of Numbers, the Lord reminded the Israelites of all the amazing things that had transpired to bring them to the edge of the Promised Land. One of the greatest ways to experience contentment involves taking time to stop and count our blessings. Life is difficult, and the wilderness wanderers had experienced plenty of difficulties: …

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Getting Organized

From social media pictures it’s clear that back to school season has arrived. I love those first day photos that have been a tradition in our house. This year my twins made a sign that said, “Last First Day.” Wow… it’s crazy to think it is their last first day of school since they are beginning their senior year! Back to school season isn’t just about that first day picture though. Even when all my kids are out of the house, I know there will still be a return to routine during this time of year. I’ve been working on my women’s Bible study schedule and will be meeting with …

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