The question that makes all the difference this Lent: WHY?

by Megan Baum In the last week, every time I logged onto Facebook, my timeline was filled with people sharing blog posts about things to give up or to do for Lent.  For those of you who just realized that today is Ash Wednesday and need some help deciding what to do for Lent, here are some of my favorites: … Read More

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Our Generation's Legacy

by Nic Frank “Do you only want one denomination of Jesus? Jump in, you can have it all,” is one of my favorite lines from the now famous Youtube video of Anglican bishop, Tony Palmer and Pope Francis’ address to a Pentecostal Conference in Texas  posted the other week. If you haven’t seen the 40 minute video it really is … Read More

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Our Generation’s Legacy

by Nic Frank “Do you only want one denomination of Jesus? Jump in, you can have it all,” is one of my favorite lines from the now famous Youtube video of Anglican bishop, Tony Palmer and Pope Francis’ address to a Pentecostal Conference in Texas  posted the other week. If you haven’t seen the 40 minute video it really is … Read More

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The Worth of Inadequacy

  by Megan Baum I never thought that one little plus sign would change my life. But on December 28, when I saw a blue plus sign forming on the pregnancy test I had just taken, I knew that my life would never be the same.  I knew that my life was somehow more whole than it had ever been.  … Read More

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A New Year: A New Me?

  by Matthew Blake On New Year’s Day, I was driving through my neighborhood and couldn’t help but notice all the people who were out running. I also couldn’t help but notice all the people who were simultaneously changing their new year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest, no one really “likes” to run. Right? I mean, two weeks after New Year’s … Read More

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Seven ways to experience joy in 2014

  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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Learning from the Shepherds

  by Nic Frank There are thousands of blog posts and Youtube videos focusing on the importance of putting aside the Christmas cookies, shopping, and stockings so we can focus on what is truly important, the Incarnation. This is not one of those blog posts. As Christians, sometimes we stack up a pile of “spiritual to-dos” during the four weeks … Read More

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Unhipster Gratitude

 by Ennie Hickman John Lennon once said “Life happens when we are busy making plans.” I think he was right. The life events that really shape and mold us, are rarely the ones you plan for, but the ones that just kind of sneak up on you. Our reaction to life in these moments usually tells the story of what … Read More

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A New Standard of Living

  by Jonathan Alexander  In 1998, journalist Tom Brokaw coined the phrase “the greatest generation” in reference to those who grew up during the great depression and then went on to fight the good fight during World War 2.  Without taking away from the respect and honor due to those associated with the greatest generation, I can’t help but believe that … Read More

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Missionaries of Love

Meet our newly wed missionaries in Portsmouth, OH… by Megan Baum Pope Benedict XVI, in his encyclical Spe Salvi writes “Man was created for greatness–for God himself; he was created to be filled by God. But his heart is too small for the greatness to which it is destined. It must be stretched. By delaying his gift, God strengthens our … Read More

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