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Embracing Freedom: Reflections on Disability, Jesus, and the 4th of July

We asked AI to write a blog post for us based on: disability, Jesus, freedom, and the 4th of July. How do you think it did? As we approach the 4th of July, a day marked by fireworks, barbecues, and celebrations of freedom, it’s important to reflect on what freedom truly means in its deepest, […]
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Not Less Than

Not Less Than
Do you remember “not less than” from your days in school studying mathematics? If you need a refresher the symbol is above. It would be used in equations to declare that one number was not less than another. You are probably more familiar with the mathematical equations’ “less than” symbol. For example, A < B […]
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Do NOT Worry!

A man with his head down on a dining room table.
In our faith journey, we can at times be guilty of wondering where God is. The truth is that it is not God who is absent, but rather us. We drift away. We fall out of spiritual practices. We give in to things like worry. It is not difficult to find yourself in a full-blown […]
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Standing Still Isn’t an Option | Next Level 2024

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What is the Next Level Conference? The Next Level Conference is a Leadership Conference for pastors, elders, church leaders, and volunteers. The theme this year is “Standing Still Isn’t an Option” and we could not agree more. The conference will help church leaders understand how to successfully navigate the inevitable reality of change in ministry. […]
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Build a Bunker or Buckle Up!

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If you thought 2020 and the few years following were wild you had better buckle up. 2024 is stepping up to the plate and saying hold my beer. Let’s look at a few things that have already happened in the first week of 2024 or will happen soon. Hopefully, you won’t read this and think […]
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No Room at the Inn for Them

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When you think of the Christmas story one of the most celebrated objects is the manger. A feeding box for animals that became the makeshift cradle for the Savior of the world, baby Jesus. The late nineteenth-century Christmas carol “Away in a Manger” by William J. Kirkpatrick remains one of the most beloved Christmas songs […]
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Jesus Purposefully Made People Unfollow Him

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People today will do almost anything to build a platform of followers. Once a platform of followers is built people walk a fine line trying not to offend anyone in fear of having people unfollow them. What I find interesting is that Jesus did the exact opposite several times over the years of his public […]
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Devastating Moments Can Be Motivating Moments

Thinking back 29 years ago I can still remember the stinging feeling of devastation. I was a freshman in a Christian college studying to become a Pastor. While I was not exactly sure yet of my exact ministry path, I felt that God was shaping my gifting and He wanted me to use my creativity […]
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What if God was a wheelchair user?

What if God was a wheelchair user?
Hypothetical question! Would your view of God change if you found out He was a wheelchair user? Give it a minute and think about it before you answer this question. I’d like to believe we would say, “No! my view of God would absolutely not change.” But would it? Consider President Franklin Delano Rosevelt. President […]
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Being Thankful In A Shook Up World

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I don’t know about you but my life sure feels shaken up over the last three years. Dealing with chronic pain and enduring six major surgeries over 25 months has taken a major toll.   How about you? If you are a person with a disability, the feeling of being shaken up is all too […]
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