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We Cannot Redeem What We Have Not Named

We Cannot Redeem What We Have Not Named

Music gives me life. My dad led singing at small churches in the '70s. My mom sang soprano in high school and college choirs. She taught piano. She was an elementary school music teacher. When she married my stepfather, he brought a love of guitar and a clear baritone...

Soul Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunday night, we (Trey's family) listened to the sound of heavy rain outside while we huddled at home.  In honoring our leaders' requests, we had canceled a sleepover for our younger son, prepared for a "home school" on Monday, and asked whether or not we should...

Making Sabbaticals Restful, Not Stressful

Making Sabbaticals Restful, Not Stressful

Sabbath begins in Genesis 1 with God resting on the seventh day and ends in Revelation 22 with Jesus declaring all things have been and are being made new.   Sabbaticals follow a design which God imprinted on all of creation, humans included, from the...

Are Church Leaders Our Spiritual Referees?

Are Church Leaders Our Spiritual Referees?

Within 30 minutes, the home plate umpire had thrown out one player and both managers.  The player was thrown out for tossing his helmet in frustration over a call that day as well as the day before.   The home team manager was tossed for standing up for...

Standing in the Rain

Standing in the Rain

Our guest blogger today is Kelly Edmiston, a member of our board of directors.  After a decade spent ministering to students and families in domestic and international contexts, Kelly has developed a passion to equip the church for works of ministry. Kelly, originally...

Have You Noticed?

Have You Noticed?

Perhaps it is just me but I have owned more journals, more devotional guides, more fill-in-the-blank bible study books, and more small group question starters than any one human should. It’s as if I have secretly believed that there is a correlation between...

Yoga for the Soul

Yoga for the Soul

What images pop into your mind when someone tells you they are trying to “get in shape?” When I think about getting in shape physically, replays of Gatorade commercials where athletes sweat out blue liquid fill my brain. You might also think about long runs, lifting...