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How Life is Good, Even When It Isn’t

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By Daniel Henderson This week, in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day – the 4th of July.  Culturally speaking, it is the ideal summer holiday. Friends, sunshine, and fireworks commemorate all the freedoms and provisions we enjoy as Americans. It is a day designed for joy, contentment, and gratitude. On this day, life is good. But sometimes life deals us circumstances that just aren’t so enjoyable. Yet, Scripture assures that “…all things work together for good to those who…

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5 Reasons Why God Allows Delays

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While we know God is in control and we know that He has reasons for His delays, it can be challenging to face those delays. It’s not a denial of your request. It’s just a delay. Still, we wait for an answer to prayer. We wait for a spiritual breakthrough in our lives. We wait for a solution to our dilemma. We wait for relief from our pain. It can become discouraging and even overwhelming to our faith. So, why…

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Husbands Love Your Wives by Affirming Them Publicly

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By Josh Weidmann The Bible makes it clear: Husbands, Love Your Wives So on Sunday, I took a pause from preaching to love my wife publicly. In front of our whole church, I chose to publicly affirm my wife. I rarely use the pulpit to make personal announcements. I believe that when I am on stage to preach God’s Word, I need to do just that and make it as little about me as possible. However, there are those moments in my life and…

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4 Thoughts for the Busy Pastor

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By Dave Barringer These three words stopped me in my tracks yesterday and broke my heart. While on my way to a highly packed and anticipated schedule, the most unexpected moment happened. When I’m in certain a part of our state, I try to frequent a very unique store. Every item sold has a story and a mission. For example, I’ll buy a bracelets hand-made by women who’ve been rescued from human trafficking and the money goes to help the…

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Our Identity Is Not in Their Performance

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By Mike Leake Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges was one of the most life-changing books I’ve read. Paragraphs like this one brought me so much freedom: “Living by grace instead of by works means you are free from the performance treadmill. It means God has already given you an “A” when you deserved an “F.” He has already given you a full day’s pay even though you may have worked for only one hour. It means you don’t have to perform…

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