Celebrating Christmas

Within our own family, we each celebrate Christmas with certain traditions.  Some of our traditions are unique to our family while other are common and shared throughout the world.  Two of the more popular traditions of Christmas involve putting a tree inside your house and a jolly, red-suited gentleman bringing gifts down your chimney.  As […]

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Why “Christmas”?

Christmas can be a pretty exciting time of the year…all the trees, presents, nativity scenes, and cookies.  But Christmas can also be a pretty confusing time of the year…all the trees, presents, nativity scenes, and cookies.  It’s no wonder one child summarized Christmas as “the three wise men who followed the star to the North […]

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What Do We Do Now?

We’ve been asking several questions in our pursuit of theology, knowledge about God.  Most recently, we’ve asked “how can we start over?”  The answer, simply, was that we can indeed start over through Jesus.  He offers us a free gift to begin again through His sacrifice on the cross.  But is that it?  Are we […]

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How Do We Start Over?

Anytime you’re playing a game with a preschool aged child, they always seem to be asking for a “do-over.”  Whether they rolled a bad number on the dice, or picked up the wrong card in Candyland, they think they deserve the right to start over.  At at age 4, we usually let them.  But what […]

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How Did We Get Here?

At some point in our lives, whether after falling asleep on a car ride or waking up one morning to head off to work, we all ask the question “how did I get here?”  We all find ourselves questioning how our current situation arose.  What did we do or not do to get us “here,” […]

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What is Theology & Where Do We Get It?

Theology…it’s something you either love or avoid.  Many of us tend to avoid deep theological conversations because they often lead to harsh arguments.  But what if theology didn’t have to be so scary?  Theology, the study of God, really doesn’t have to send us running in the opposite direction.  Instead, it should grab our attention […]

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Unstuck: Worry & Anxiety

We all worry…we all have some anxiety; but what do we do with them when they bury us?  How do we handle life when we feel stuck in the pit of overwhelming worry?  We often turn to scripture and see Jesus saying “do not worry” and Paul writing “do not be anxious about anything,” but […]

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Unstuck: Self

Scripture is filled with “one another” passages.  Over and over again, God shares with us how we are to live with one another, serve one another, and love one another.  The challenge is we often stay focused on ourselves and not the others in our lives.  As we explore Luke 18-19, we’ll see once again […]

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Unstuck: Fear in Faith

What are you afraid of?  What keeps you up at night?  Is it heights?  The dark?  Clowns?  Spiders?  This time of year, our culture gets really interested in what scares you.  Some people love to be scared and some people like to scare others…and then there’s those who just want the candy! But what about […]

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Unstuck: Religion

Life is easier with step-by-step instructions.  Granted, most men don’t want to read those instructions when assembling things but overall life is easier when there’s a simple process to follow.  So often, we try to create these unassuming processes to be used in our faith lives.  If you’re struggling with “x,” just do these three […]

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