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Good Reads 10.12.16 (on: parenting, religious liberty, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On parenting, especially being a father to boys: A Few Tips for Raising Boys by David Murray Dads need to try and get time with their teenage boys. My relationships with my teenage sons always went better when I… Continue reading Good Reads 10.12.16 (on: parenting, religious liberty, and more!)

holiday, links, resources, Uncategorized

Good Reads 11.25.15 (on: thanksgiving, refugees, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this week: On thanksgiving and worship: Thanksgiving Starts on Sunday by Matt Boswell When we gather together to worship, something wonderful is happening in us. While opening the Scriptures, singing, praying, and giving our offerings, a formation is underway: God is performing the… Continue reading Good Reads 11.25.15 (on: thanksgiving, refugees, and more!)

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Good Reads 10.21.15 (on: adoption and the gospel, bearing burdens, kindness in politics, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On adoption and God's adoption of us: A Father to the Fatherless by Chris Thomas You see, I had always appreciated those passages like Galatians 4:4-7 or Romans 8:12-17, but I had never truly grasped them until I chose… Continue reading Good Reads 10.21.15 (on: adoption and the gospel, bearing burdens, kindness in politics, and more!)

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Good Reads 09.23.15 (on: the arts, manhood and character, killing sin, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On Christians and the arts: Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies, and Participate in the Arts by Mark Altrogge But when Jesus saved me in my early 20s, I began to wonder… Continue reading Good Reads 09.23.15 (on: the arts, manhood and character, killing sin, and more!)

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Good Reads 09.16.15 (on: joy, the value of sex, God’s greatness, and more)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week: On finding true joy: The Way to Joy is to Die Before You Die by Dane Ortlund If we tunnel in to the very heart of Christian discipleship as articulated by Mark, we find, echoing the mission of Jesus himself,… Continue reading Good Reads 09.16.15 (on: joy, the value of sex, God’s greatness, and more)

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Good Reads 07.23.15 (on the good life, marriage and prayer, planned parenthood, and more!)

Below are a collection of links to good reads from this past week, be sure to check them out! On what makes life good: What Is the Good Life? by Darrin Patrick Despite the variety of responses, no one associated the good life with being poor, mournful, and meek. But if you asked Jesus that… Continue reading Good Reads 07.23.15 (on the good life, marriage and prayer, planned parenthood, and more!)

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Good Reads 07.01.15 (on dealing with hurtful words, seeing God during dark times, the sacredness of church, and more)

Here is a collection of links from various good reads spread across the internet. Be sure to check them out! On dealing with hurtful words: A Better Word by Jared C. Wilson (click here) I know this was meant to be seen as a compliment. But honestly. You know what "he/she has a good personality"… Continue reading Good Reads 07.01.15 (on dealing with hurtful words, seeing God during dark times, the sacredness of church, and more)

pastor's blog, resources

Obey King Jesus, Honor Everyone (a pastor’s thoughts on the same-sex marriage ruling)

This morning news broke that is not surprising when given the direction our culture in the United States combined with previous Supreme Court rulings: same-sex marriage is now a right that must be legally recognized in every state. Here are some opening truths for us to remember: Jesus is still King, God is not surprised… Continue reading Obey King Jesus, Honor Everyone (a pastor’s thoughts on the same-sex marriage ruling)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources

Topsy-turvy Upside-down Greatness (a meditation on what true greatness is about)

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be salve of all.” ~Jesus, Mark 10:43-44 What makes a person great? If you look at the people we exalt in society, it would seem that greatness comes in money, power, fame, popularity, and ability. Yes,… Continue reading Topsy-turvy Upside-down Greatness (a meditation on what true greatness is about)

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Good Reads 6.10.15 (on hope, suffering, family devotions, and more)

Here's some good reads gathered from different blogs and sites over this past week: Check this out if you're looking for something to help with family devotions, especially if you have kids under ten: The Seeds Project: Jesus Is All You Need by Mike Leake (click here) At present The Seeds Project is written for… Continue reading Good Reads 6.10.15 (on hope, suffering, family devotions, and more)