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Finer Grounds-How to Study the Bible-10

Posted by Kristy Huntsman November - 20 - 2014 1 Comment
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How to Study the Bible Lesson 10: Cross-Referencing   Another important process to add to your Bible study is cross-referencing.  Cross-referencing is simply referencing another scripture that relates to the one you are studying in some way.  Remember that the Bible was written as separate books and letters, but the authors commonly reference one another.  It is very common for New Testament writers to reference Old Testament writing.  Cross-referencing a  [ Read More ]

Let It Overflow – Blessing Jar

Posted by Lacy Crowell November - 19 - 2014 6 Comments
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Have you ever found yourself reflecting over the past year on New Year’s Eve? If you’re like me you know that good things have happened over the last 12 months, but you really struggle when you try to remember exactly what they were. This is a difficulty when it’s been a good year, but when you’ve had one of those years that you would really just like to forget, it’s  [ Read More ]

Why I Didn’t Like What Africa Taught Me

Posted by admin November - 17 - 2014 17 Comments
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Yes, you read that title right.  It is now September and I left for Africa in the middle of July.  You may have noticed, I have not written any blogs on my experience there.  It is hard for me to write this and even more difficult for me to share, but I did not like what Africa taught me.  Jeremy, my brother-in-law, and Justin, my husband, and I have talked  [ Read More ]

Grace – A Bible Marking Topic

Posted by Jayla Sparks November - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
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  “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7). This phrase is found in every single letter Paul wrote. Paul embraced God’s grace and found it important to write about. It’s a key word in his letter to the Romans, appearing at least 24 times. Even though “grace” is a common word in the Bible, it’s commonly misunderstood. It’s important th at  [ Read More ]

Worth Through Works– Divine Percolations

Posted by admin October - 29 - 2014 5 Comments
It is the Pharisaical concept of worth through works and the backdoor to pride.

In the article titled, “I was an Abuser”, in this Divine Percolations series, the main focus was the love of God which He has for His children and the depth with which He values them (Romans 8:16; John 3:16; Psalm 139:13-16). Those that suffer with depression, as I did, often struggle in finding their true worth and value. That dark pit seems like a place especially made for evil forces  [ Read More ]

Finer Grounds: How to Study the Bible-9

Posted by Kristy Huntsman October - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
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How to Study the Bible Lesson 9: Word Study   This is probably one of the more daunting lessons. Please stick with me and don’t get discouraged.  Don’t feel like you have to memorize everything, think of this chapter as a guide you can reference as needed.  I did want to include it though, because I feel that this is one of the most neglected areas of Bible study and  [ Read More ]

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 19 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 6 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 1 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 ]