3 Tips for Having Hard Conversations

"Hey bud, you ever hear the word 'sex' at school?" Imagine the gasp, the darting eyes, the thoughts of wanting to escape to anywhere but this conversation with Dad!! Well, these kinds of conversations between a parent and a child are SO needed. Sean gives us the why and the how. Let's be brave!
Father Son Swinging
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 There are few things more cringe worthy...Read more

The Secret of Joy & Contentment

Just like Steph Curry makes tens of thousands of 3-pointers in practice before he makes them in a game, winning the battle of contentment takes practice. If we can’t learn how to be joyful and content when the wi-fi is down, how will I experience joy and contentment in the midst of stuff that actually matters?? Sean Hill points us
Joyful Girls
“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned...Read more

Three Reasons Timeliness is Important

"Early is on time. On time is late." We've probably all heard this mantra. Some of us can live it more easily than others. Will reminds us why timeliness is important. Check it out!
Running on Time
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:19-20 I often wish there...Read more

Everyday Life & Sharing the Gospel

Are you ever daunted by the thought of sharing the gospel with those around you? We often fear rejection, pushing someone away, being ill-equipped, and/or not having all the answers. Yet this is our privilege! Randi Beth shows us how we can share the gospel with our whole lives!
Sharing the Gospel
“So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1...Read more

How to Walk the Walk

Go, go, go. Do this, this, and this so we can get to that, that, and that. All this to "be effective for God"!? It is so hard to pull away to spend unhurried time with our life line...God, the Father. Seth reminds us exactly how we can and why we must do just that! What a perfect way to start the new year!
people praying
Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to...Read more

The Light and the Life...He is WITH us!

The Light of the world has entered in. How is that Light shining in and through you this week? How about for the upcoming year? Check out Johnny's encouragement originally published 2013!
Immanuel is born!
John 1:4-5, “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men and The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it”. Though “Wise...Read more

How to Study the Bible Well

Studying God's Word during the wonderful busy-ness of the Christmas holidays holds such great value. Seth leads us in understanding the how to's of studying God's Word in season and out of season.
Lakeview Study
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about...Read more

How to Pray Well

All of us are busy. Life is busy...especially during the holiday season. God continues to tell us to come to Him...with everything. But how, when our to-do list is a mile long?? Read on to learn how prayer can be woven in the fabric of everyday life - even in the midst of the crazy busy!
Praying Staff
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 A dear mentor during my college years,...Read more

Grace: It's so good...and hard!

Grace...what we all want to receive yet find it so hard to give. Humph. Ashley reminds us why and how we can extend grace.
Mission Impossible
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,...Read more

The Importance of Giving

God calls us to give...even the money "we have earned". Will shares how and why He follows Jesus' command to give (and how you can too) - even when it's not easy.
Giving Help
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly...Read more

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