Seven ways to experience joy in 2014

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  by Ennie Hickman I really don’t like New Year’s resolutions. I truly believe change, good and bad, is gradual and not an “all at once” type of thing. God is making you and me better every day, if we’re open to it. So, this year I’m skipping the typical resolutions. I’ve simply decided to let joy be my goal. … Read More

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More than a birdbath

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If you know me, you know that inside me lives a little Friar. With every decision that I make, I not only want to honor the Lord, but also, would like to fulfill it in the style and charism of St. Francis of Assisi. I first fell in love with Francis back in elementary school, studied him endlessly in college, … Read More

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According to our Gifts

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Often when running a giving campaign, you hear things from people like, “I’m sorry I could only give, $x, I would give more, but [insert life circumstance here.]” Or you’ll hear things like, “I gave the amount that was suggested, but you know, I could have given more. Maybe you should ask for higher amounts.” The truth of the matter … Read More

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Bricks & Mortar Give-Away | “Bookends – the New Beginning”


We have put together a great new resource as a “perk” for giving to our Bricks & Mortar Campaign. Give “any amount” between now and Wednesday 9/21 and receive an audio download of Paul George’s latest talk – Bookends “The New Beginning,” plus a free study guide to go with it. Together, this audio resource and study guide will be … Read More

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Bricks & Mortar or Living Stones?


Dear Friends and Supporters, As co-founder and president of a religious non-profit organization, I am very aware of the challenges of raising financial support to keep a ministry a-float.  There are many well-trained professionals who make a living consulting and teaching people how to raise money for various organizations.  If you can get them to give you a nugget of … Read More

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Eat Good Food Together, It’s Easter


Worship painter and Adore team member, Scott Erickson, reminds us why the table and good food are so important to us as an Easter people.

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O Death, where is thy sting?


The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Pastor of Constantinople (~400 AD) Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! … Read More

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Stay Awake


Are you asleep? Are your eyes getting tired? Our good friend Matt Maher asks these questions as he shares a convicting Good Friday experience.

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Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Giambattista Tiepolo 1750

Long time friend of Adore and Executive Vice President of Life Teen International, Mark Hart, shares a beautiful reflection on the agony in the garden.


Journey to Jerusalem: Easter


Restored “Mary” (John 20:16) . Imagine the penetrating pain that tormented the closest followers of Jesus. Mary waited. John waited. Mary Magdalene waited. The pain of separation from Jesus would have mirrored the joy of friendship with him. They loved him enough to endure the eyewitness of his torture and death. And because of that love, the wait in the … Read More

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