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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 13:24

Becoming a Cultural Conscience

Written by Bob Crittendon

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1st John 1:5-7, NAS)

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:57

Guilt and Cynicism

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: I’ve noticed that lots of people get defensive when it comes to talking about money and living on a plan. Why is this?

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:51

Bend the Knee

Written by Keith Waldrop

I believe the church is prayer-anemic and is in need of a serious infusion of dependency upon God. The scripture teaches that God is attracted to our weakness. Are you powerless? If you are, then the Lord invites you to place your trust completely in Him. “The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” (F. B. Meyer)

Monday, 05 December 2011 17:39

Getting Christmas Right

Written by Mike and Lisa Conn

As parents, Mike and I have had the unique opportunity of experiencing parenthood in two different seasons of life. Ashley and Ali were born two years apart while we were in our 20s. Aimee, on the other hand, shocked us all by arriving smack-dab in the middle of our mid-life crisis. Her sisters were well-entrenched in adolescence, while Mike and I were in our forties, starting our second career in family ministry. During my pregnancy, I endured such comments like, “Better you than me!” or “Have you lost your mind?” At the doctor’s office, I remember anxiously scanning the other expectant mothers, hoping to find a compatriot near my age, and then grimacing when I saw my chart stamped “high risk—advanced maternal age”. Throughout 40 weeks of pregnancy (imagine September until late May), I had plenty of time to ask God, “What in the world are you doing???”

Monday, 05 December 2011 17:38

Dealing with Grief at Christmas

Written by Brenda Payne

Christmas…the time to celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends! But not everyone will be surrounded by their loved ones this holiday season. Have you lost a spouse, child, close relative or friend? For those in mourning, Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year. If you are among the bereaved, the sounds and sites of Christmas are constant reminders of your loss. As in any heartbreaking situation, the greatest antidote for sadness, worry, or despair is to focus on loving God and your neighbor. I have had the privilege of watching great examples of grieving families tearfully, yet lovingly, deal with the pain of loss. The Word and their witness are my teachers and as a result I offer the following suggestions to help you as you grieve this holiday season.

Monday, 05 December 2011 17:35

Why Not Give a Goat This Christmas?

Written by Bob Crittendon

They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son…I don’t think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they don’t know Him?

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