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Home Sweet Home

Posted by Jayla Sparks October - 22 - 2014 5 Comments

  Goals. Dreams. Desires. We all have them! As Christian women, one desire that we have in common is to have Christ-centered homes. We want to have strong marriages that focus on serving the Lord together. We want our children to walk in the truth (3 John 4). We want to be a family that shines for the Lord. In Baylus B. McKinney’s song “God Give Us Christian Homes,” we sing  [ Read More ]

A Letter To My Friends & Family Who Support Gay Marriage

Posted by Jayla Sparks October - 20 - 2014 9 Comments
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 Let me start by saying that you know me, and I know you. You know that I am not a hateful person, and that I am simply doing what I believe to be right, and I know the same about you. The fact that we disagree on this issue does not change the fact that I love you deeply, and hopefully it does not change your love for me either.  [ Read More ]

Let It Overflow #14 – Prayer Journal

Posted by Lacy Crowell October - 15 - 2014 4 Comments
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Have you ever been in the situation where you saw friends for the first time in several months, and they were shocked at how big your kids had gotten even though you hadn’t noticed much of a change? More seriously, have you ever been in the situation where you could really see God working in the lives of your friends and family, but not in yours and it left you  [ Read More ]

Finer Grounds: How to Study the Bible-8

Posted by Kristy Huntsman October - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
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How to Study the Bible Lesson 8: Cause/Effect and Comparisons In this chapter we will look much more closely in the text at examples of conditional clauses, cause and effect, comparisons and contrasts.  By understanding the relationship of these different aspects of scripture we can learn why God does some of the things he does; we can also get a specific image in our head that will help us better  [ Read More ]

Finer Grounds: How to Study the Bible-7

Posted by Kristy Huntsman October - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
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How to Study the Bible Lesson 7: Characterization     Once we have broken down our text into specific pericopes and have identified the general tone and theme of the pericope we should begin to look at the characters.  In Chapter 3 we discussed author and audience; if you have been following this process then you will have plenty of information on them by now.  In this lesson we will  [ Read More ]

The Master Illusionist

Posted by admin October - 6 - 2014 4 Comments
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“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” – Galatians 5:7 Last year, I saw an illusionist perform. During the performance, he kept saying, “Try to see past the illusion. Try not to be deceived.” As I sat and watched the show, I found it quite hard not to be deceived by his illusions. He would perform a trick, and I would have  [ Read More ]

When Christ Returns: A Bible Marking Topic

Posted by admin October - 1 - 2014 11 Comments
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With the “Left Behind” movie coming out soon, there may be opportunities for us to talk with others about topics concerning premillennialism, the Rapture, or the end times.  While the movie may be entertaining, we want to make sure we understand what the Bible teaches about what will happen when Jesus returns.  God wants us to know exactly what will take place and He spells it out for us in  [ Read More ]

Finer Grounds: How to Study the Bible-6

Posted by Kristy Huntsman September - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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How to Study the Bible Lesson 6:Determining and Examining the Pericope Now that we have thoroughly examined the background and author’s intention in a book, we will start to divide it into sections, or pericopes, for easier study.  A pericope (p??rik?p?) is a selection or an excerpt from a book.  In this chapter we will look at how to determine where your pericope should begin and end, identifying the tone  [ Read More ]

Just Who’s In Control?– Divine Percolations

Posted by admin September - 24 - 2014 5 Comments
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It was a white rabbit. A stuffed white rabbit, a puppet, actually. She carried it with her everywhere. But something had to be done about it. It had to be wrapped up in a blanket in a very particular kind of way. This very little person in large irritation would come to us with both in hand wanting her rabbit wrapped up nice and snug. After several attempts we were  [ Read More ]

Poor in Spirit

Posted by admin September - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:3 I cannot tell you how many times I’ve read over this passage and thought to myself, “Ok, be like poor folk, do without, make sacrifices.” and then carried on about my business.  This was however, before I really dug down into the Word and took the time to study the word “poor”. The word “poor”  [ Read More ]