Monthly Archives: February 2014

Escaping Stress

When the stresses of life come in, what do you do to escape? It might seem presumptuous to assume that all seek to escape stress, but I have found this is what most tend to do. This has been true … Continue reading

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Biblical Foundations for Small Groups

Trinitarian Community God designed you for community. Since the very beginning, community existed. Scripture alludes to this as Genesis 1:26 records God saying, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” The word ‘us’ references the Trinity–God the … Continue reading

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When to Say “Yes” to Something New

Learning when to say “yes” to something new can be challenging. There are times when we may be called to add something new to our plates. While other times, we need to delegate responsibilities, specifically those things that others are … Continue reading

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Two Keys to Successful Small Groups

As a small group ministry director at a church, I have seen small groups both succeed and fizzle. Although there are many variables, two measurable variables seem to be key indicators of group health. 1. Frequency – Relationships take time, specifically … Continue reading

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Lesson to Parents: Consequences of A Deserving Worldview

I never planned to have a large family. And depending who you ask, I may or may not have a “large” family. My wife and I have four boys, two years apart from one another. Fifty years ago, most families … Continue reading

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5 Meaningful Things to Do With Your Kids This Winter

Winters can be long, dark, and cold. They can be even longer, darker, and colder when you have young kids feeling confined in the house. Here are 5 meaningful things you can do with your kids this winter: 1. Read … Continue reading

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Persevere

Do you ever get tired? Of course you do. Our bodies were made to get tired. We were made to get run down, so that our need for strengthening would be noticed. We need water, food, and sleep—everyday. We cannot … Continue reading

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