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Burnout? You’re Not Alone

Feeling burnt out?  You’re not alone – Crossway (publishers of the ESV Bible) recently surveyed 6,000 individuals about this very topic and the results were dramatic – so many believers today are stressed out and burnt out.  Check out the article here –  

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Marriage Reality Check

Another great article from Crossway today – 3 Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage by Dr. Paul Tripp

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Love Emojis and a Taste of Reality

Wow – great article today from Crossway for Valentine’s – Love Emojis and a Taste of Reality

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Psalm 88 – How to Deal with Dark Times

Have you ever wondered why such a dark Psalm like Psalm 88 is in the Bible?  Well, there’s a great reason it’s in the Bible – read on…   How to Deal with Dark Times from Crossway on Vimeo.

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The Female Brain: Pregnant with Design

I just love stories like this – science once again showing the amazingly intricate, intentional way we were designed as men and women!  

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Pray for your Pastor!!!

A great article about a recent study from Barna/Pepperdine University about the very real struggles many of our pastors face.  PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR(S)!!!  

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Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016

From Christianity Today –  

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Prayers of a Child – An Encouraging Story to Start 2017

I received this today from the Navigators – truly an example of hope and child-like faith in action!  

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Who was where at Christmas? A Christmas Timeline

An interesting infographic from Biblegateway about who was where during the Christmas story:  

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Biblegateway.com – Year in Review

I got a neat article from Biblegateway.com today, summarizing their top searches for the past year – no surprise “love” was the #1 word search and John 3:16 the top Bible verse search.  Check out the article here:  

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“Reclaiming Our Godly Sexuality” with Aaron and Nicole Baart – Third Church

Did you miss the “Reclaiming Our Godly Sexuality” event with Aaron and Nicole Baart at Third Church?  Handouts from the event are available, along with video of their presentation below – be blessed!  

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Prayer Calendar for the Persecuted Church

Do you have a heart for the persecuted church around the world?  Are you looking for a unique gift idea this Christmas?  Well how about a 2017 Prayer Calendar for the persecuted church from Voice of the Martyrs?  They are just $5 each, or as low as $1.45 each if you purchase 20!  Check out […]

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The Word of God is now in over 3,200 languages!!!

I have a good friend who works for Wycliffe Bible Translators – I saw this news article today and thought of him – such exciting news that the Word of God is now available in at least some form in over 3,200 languages, including the full Bible in 636 languages!!!  You can check out the article […]

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12 Prayers to Keep Christ in Christmas

Looking for a way to keep things in perspective this Christmas season and make sure Christ doesn’t get lost in all the hustle and bustle?  I think this simple prayer guide from the Navigators could be a big help – check it out here!  

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What to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner?

Ok – I’m an introvert at heart, so I have a really hard time making small talk when I’m in large groups, especially if they are people I don’t know well.  I received this today from Donald S. Whitney, the author of Family Worship – 10 questions to ask at your Thanksgiving gathering. I may give this […]

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