In Season and Out of Season: Making Disciples During Easter

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I remember my first Easter in North Carolina. A friend invited me to her apartment for Easter dinner. When I arrived she explained she had invited a neighbor to church for Easter services and the neighbor said she had other things to do. I will always remember what my friend said, “When she told me […]

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#WhatIf we trusted God for His plan?

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“What if? What if?” Those were the words uttered by my aunt this past Saturday evening. My mom had just asked my aunt if she realized their mother-in-law, my beloved grandmother, according to the original medical plan, was supposed to be released from the hospital the previous day. Instead, we were in the hospital watching […]

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Living As One of the Unnamed

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Over the past week and a half I have thought much about wives, children, parents, and brothers and sisters who are in mourning. In mourning because their husband, father, son, or brother went to Libya this past December to search for work to support their families and yet was captured by ISIS and beheaded a […]

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Why Celebrate President’s Day?

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In reading the book 1776 by David McCullough I have come to one conclusion: George Washington was dedicated to establishing the United States as a country three years before he was elected the first leader. Washington, who was the colonies’ military leader during the American Revolution, led while among the men. He sacrificed for his […]

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50 Shades of Wrong

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*Editor’s note: In light of the movie “50 Shades of Grey” releasing tomorrow, we are re-posting this blog post originally posted on August 12, 2014. I remember when the book 50 Shades of Grey hit shelves a couple of years ago. Booksellers had a hard time keeping copies in stock and it quickly rose to […]

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