How I Discovered I Had a Gift at the Age of 40

How I discovered I had a gift at the age of 40

My Mom died of cancer when I was 4 years old. While my Dad was an amazing father and took very good care of my sister and me, there was always something missing in my life, and that was female affirmation. Any female teacher that I had became a substitute...

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How to Show Grace to Other People

How to show grace to other people

“Grace” is a word that’s thrown around a lot in the religious world. Maybe people think about how God’s grace gives them power to do what they are unable to do on their own. Or perhaps they remember how the grace of God gives them what they don’t deserve to...

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What is the Great Commission?

What is the Great Commission?

The Great Commission is the term given to the command that Jesus gave to His disciples just before He ascended to heaven. We find this in Matthew 28:19-20, where Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of...

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How to Make New Church Members Feel Welcome

How to Make New Church Members Feel Welcome

When a church adds new members, it’s a very special time. The church is adding to its body, and the new members have a new family. Sometimes, especially if a church is large, it can be challenging for new members to connect and feel like they belong. So what can...

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The 9 Spiritual Gifts Explained

The 9 Spiritual Gifts Explained

There seems to be lots of different information about spiritual gifts in the Christian world, so it can be confusing, especially if some of the ideas conflict. We’ll explore spiritual gifts and their purposes in this article. But before we get started, I highly recommend that you read 1 Corinthians...

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Taking Jesus to Work With You

Taking Jesus to work with you

Years ago as part of a discipleship class I was taking, I read a book (don’t remember the name) that used the analogy of how we like to keep Jesus close to home. He said we have no trouble saying prayers before mealtime at home or while lying in bed...

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How to Identify Your God-Given Talents

How to Identify Your God-Given Talents

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each...

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Why Your Church Family Is Essential To Your Faith

Why your church family is essential to your faith

I was raised in the church. I know what it means to have a church family—a community of people who truly love and care about your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. I know what it is to have people in your life who rejoice in your accomplishments and love you...

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A Prayer to Start Your Week

A Prayer to Start Your Week

Do you dread Mondays? After the weekend, starting your work or school week can be less than exciting, but if you start your week with a prayer dedicating the week to the Lord, you may be surprised how much better you feel about facing another week. The Basis of a...

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