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Why Men Have Stopped Singing In Church

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Why Men Have Stopped Singing In Church

I’m a firm believer that the songs used in a worship service should be accessible to the average person.  If people cannot sing a particular song because it is too difficult, the range is too wide (high or low), or it is too unfamiliar, it will be a struggle for them to engage their hearts and minds and use the text of the song as a vehicle to praise God.  It should be VERY concerning to a worship leader or ...

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I Choose to Forgive

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I Choose to Forgive

My pastor, Andrew Haney, has been teaching through a series on forgiveness over the last several weeks.  I have been so appreciative of the emphasis to forgive “each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32).”  This certainly does not mean that doing so will always result in perfect reconciliation, although that is the goal.  It does, however, guard the heart of the forgiver against falling prey to the snare of bitterness which will always prove ...

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My Prayer as a Dad, again.

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My Prayer as a Dad, again.

I’ve just launched from the starting gate on a third journey through fatherhood.  In some ways, I feel like this time around I’m a bit more experienced as a father, and thus, a bit more prepared.  In other ways, I feel like starting over again has resurfaced my complete inadequacy of raising a human being who will even be a productive member of society much less a committed follower of Jesus Christ.  I’m doing my best to be a good ...

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I Am a Christian Hedonist

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I Am a Christian Hedonist

A friend recently pointed out a bio description of a popular blog author who described himself as a “Christian Hedonist.”  I was caught off guard and a bit uncomfortable by what seemed to be a contradiction of two terms.  Hedonism would appear to stand in stark contrast to anything Christian.  My curiosity sent me to Google which resulted in my discovery of this article ...

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A Hero Homecoming

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A Hero Homecoming

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW. Make sure you have a Kleenex box close by because it is incredibly moving! I love seeing this real footage of our country’s military heroes reunited with their families. I want to say thank you to our troops and their families for the sacrifices that they make every day. We are deeply indebted to you and far too often take for granted the American lifestyle that you preserve on our behalf. May you experience great ...

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Supremacy of Christ Video

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Supremacy of Christ Video

This is one of the most moving and uplifting videos that I have seen in a long time. It is absolutely worth every one of the twenty minutes that you will need to watch it. If you are in need of encouragement or wisdom today, a God-centered focus on His absolute supreme sovereignty will bring everything else into a balanced perspective. Do yourself a huge favor. Click the full screen button on the video below, turn up your speakers, ...

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