Worship

Pit to Praise

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O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. Psalms 30:3-4 Have you ever mumbled through Sunday worship because, well, you just weren’t feeling it?

awesomeness

A Little Girl Making a Big Difference

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Last night my friend Olivia Smee (who is 8!) shared how she used her art skills to raise over $700 to support adoptions at the Hope the Binds banquet. Read her words and be inspired! Hello! My name is Olivia Smee and I am the founder of Lovely Liv’s Cards. Lovely Liv’s Cards are handmade Christmas […]

Uncategorized

God Doesn’t Need You.

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12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,     for the world and its fullness are mine. 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls     or drink the blood of goats? 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,     and perform your vows to the Most High, 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble;     I […]

Dating

8-Principles for Dating on Purpose.

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In my last post, I explored the 3-seasons of love that proceed marriage. If you find yourself in the season of looking (meaning you have prepared yourself and are ready for marriage), here are 8-principles for looking well: 1. Look past their charm and see their character. Proverbs says, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is […]

Dating

Are You Ready to Start Dating?

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As a culture, we often view dating as an end to itself, rather than the process by which we find a husband or wife. Because of this, the “who is your girlfriend” question usually begins in preschool, and only increases through grade school, middle school, and high school. By the time a young person is […]

Marriage

How to Kid Proof Your Marriage

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To have a thriving marriage in the middle of diapers and soccer games, you have to know the difference between marriage and parenting. Parenting is different from marriage because parenting is about “leaving” and marriage is about “holding fast” forever (Genesis 2:24). So you parent expecting your kids to one day leave, while you marry […]