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How to Speak with an Atheist about Christianity

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She screamed, “Where’s my child!? Where’s my daughter!?

Standing outside the train station right at the border of Poland and Ukraine, our leadership team decided to gather for prayer. As we united to pray, I heard a panic scream, so loud, that it emanated through...

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A farmer knows more than anyone that technology is God’s gift to push back the curse. Remember the curse God pronounced on Adam, which cursed agriculture and every farmer who would be born thereafter:  To Adam [God] said,  “Because you have listened to the voice of...

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Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

“Why are you doing that? Stop! Stop! STOP!” I was out of control. I screamed so loud my throat hurt. He was just being two. My son had gotten out all the cereal boxes and dumped them out onto the floor. When I started yelling for him to stop, he began stuffing all the...

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

Saturday, my teen groused around the house. When my efforts to cheer her didn’t work, certainly that indicated she would rather spend Saturday with anyone but me.  Feeling rejected, I felt tempted to give the silent treatment or unload my hurt with a barbed jab. “When...

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

Serving the Widow: Helpful Tips for the Local Church

The Widow—A Compassion Initiative—is a biblical template for how the local church can care for the widow in their sadness and loss.  It is often the case that ministries are led most effectively by those who have a heart for a particular type of suffering. Whether...

Technology is God’s Gift to Mankind to Push Back the Curse

Technology is God’s Gift to Mankind to Push Back the Curse

A farmer knows more than anyone that technology is God’s gift to push back the curse. Remember the curse God pronounced on Adam, which cursed agriculture and every farmer who would be born thereafter:  To Adam [God] said,  “Because you have listened to the voice of...

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

Five Ways to Have a More Peaceful Home

“Why are you doing that? Stop! Stop! STOP!” I was out of control. I screamed so loud my throat hurt. He was just being two. My son had gotten out all the cereal boxes and dumped them out onto the floor. When I started yelling for him to stop, he began stuffing all the...

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

The Facts About Healthy Relationships

Saturday, my teen groused around the house. When my efforts to cheer her didn’t work, certainly that indicated she would rather spend Saturday with anyone but me.  Feeling rejected, I felt tempted to give the silent treatment or unload my hurt with a barbed jab. “When...

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