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Big Problems & God-signed Solutions

Dear friends, Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Suicide. Broken relationships. Broken marriages. Churches in conflict. Birth defects. Stillborn babies. Special needs children. All of these are hardships that carry with them gut-wrenching emotions. I have heard all of these challenges in this last week in different conversations. Our hearts cry out to know there is meaning and purpose […]

A Painful Gift: Persevering and Prospering From Criticism

A Painful Gift: Persevering and Prospering From Criticism

I suspect everyone has had that moment. The moment when you realize that you did not see what was there in front of you, because it was hidden by your own blind spot. It can make your stomach turn, as you replay scenes that perplexed you, adding this new information and seeing if it makes […]

Integrity – A Costly Virtue

O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? ….[He] who swears to his own hurt and does not change;                                                             —Psalm 15:1,4   Very few people like dishonesty. We all remember the kid who, when we were playing games, kept changing the rules to make sure he won.  Even […]

The Peace of Jesus Ruling in Our Relationships

Today’s blog is an encouraging prayer by Scotty Smith, pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN and contributor to the Gospel Coalition. https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/scottysmith/2016/12/27/the-peace-of-jesus-ruling-in-our-relationships/   The Peace of Jesus Ruling in Our Relationships Dec 27, 2016 | Scotty Smith For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people […]