Transforming Traditions

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You can begin new traditions of blessed rest in 2019. Staff counselor Donna Hart, whose article appeared first here, invites you to the three traditions of keeping a Sabbath box, offering a blessing, and a taking a Sabbath walk. There are traditions or spiritual disciplines for our time with the Lord that can be restfully transformative. Before we begin our … Read More

Have a Truly Beautiful Christmas!

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Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More

What brings you comfort and joy?

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Comfort and Joy –It’s a feel-good Christmas slogan isn’t it?  We sing it in our carols and plaster it on hallmark cards.  But what if it reveals more than you think? Each one of us turns somewhere for comfort and joy.  What brings you comfort?  What brings you joy? Many years ago, I remember waking up on New Year’s Day … Read More

Depressed People Need Caring Counsel Too

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Depressed people need caring counsel, don’t they? And the holidays can be especially daunting. Read more on what to expect if you need caring counsel or provide it. This article by Jeff Forrey appeared here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition. It is reprinted with permission. (Edited for space.–LAM) Think about the recent personal conversations you’ve had with depressed people. Do any … Read More

When Thanksgiving Lacks Contentment

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Contentment on Thanksgiving? Sometimes it abounds, sometimes it’s elusive. Today’s encouragement comes from guest writer Lynn Mosher, who uplifts the soul at her website. As I listened to a preacher on television one Sunday morning, he shared something that impressed me. So I knew I had to share with you. A Letter to Dear Abby Years ago, Jason Lehman’s grandmother … Read More

Pursuing Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness

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Pursuing wisdom in an age of foolishness! It feels like we are living in crazy times and we don’t know what to do about it. However, fallen creation has always lived in crazy times; it is the human condition. Without wisdom, we have always floundered as humans. Always, without exception! Since creation, wisdom continues to call out to us and we have … Read More

4 Frameworks for Fighting Fear

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For the Christian who’s anxious, fighting fear is a quest for godly courage. But which way is the best way to fight fear. Consider these four frameworks for fighting fear. And ask yourself, which one would glorify God in my life?  This article by David Dunham appeared first here at Bob Kellemen’s website. Learn more about Pastor Dave by reading his bio … Read More