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Who are you influencing?

Life as a Roman guard had its perks.  They lived in the middle class working group, receiving pay and housing and some status. The guards took their job of protecting the community quite seriously.  They were responsible for people who … Continue reading

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Bread for the Journey (daily)

Got bread for the journey? Jesus illustrates his mission with the metaphor “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35) Bread is so very basic. This baked mixture of flour and water was a dietary staple in biblical times.  It’s … Continue reading

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Choose one word to be your theme for the year. This seemingly simple challenge, from Amy in her recent blog, sent my mind off in search of a word to describe my hopes and passions for this year. I reflected … Continue reading

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Alternative Gifts for Christmas

The average American will spend $700 on gifts, gadgets, and goodies for Christmas. Whether you budget for it or splurge purchase, how will your purchases reflect the core of who you are? A few options exist: Buy gifts from sustainable … Continue reading

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Is FOMO stealing your life?

As many as 70% of adults experience FOMO, according to marketing communications firm JWT. It’s a driving factor in purchases made, places visited, movies seen, and activities scheduled. So…what is FOMO? It’s the “fear of missing out.” In a recent … Continue reading

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Week Ten: Evidence of the Resurrection in Mark 15 & 16

Welcome to Week Ten! The final week in How To Study the Bible series! (To begin the series click here.) As you explore Mark 15 & 16, you will… 1) gain an indepth understanding of the final week of Jesus’ life and his resurrection 2) learn how to … Continue reading

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Imprisoned by my own Stuff

The postcard noted that the donation pick-up truck would be on our street in two weeks. The non-profit group collects people’s cast-off stuff to sell in their thrift store. The items raise money to assist impoverished families with utility bills, … Continue reading

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