Praying Scripture When You Feel Weary

Have you ever heard someone say that praying scripture transformed their prayer life? For years, I periodically heard this but it wasn’t until two or three years ago that I decided to give it a try. My prayer life was struggling and I came across something in which Tim Keller suggested that praying the Psalms […]

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Five Ways to Thrive in Seasons of Waiting

“Show me good waiting” is a common phrase in my home. My toddler, like all toddlers, struggles with waiting for things that he wants and wants instantly, primarily snacks. In an effort to cultivate patience and keep the peace, I started using the phrase “show me good waiting” when he was two, and it stuck. […]

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Gratitude: What Motivates You Toward Thankfulness? #sundaynightstarter 06/24/2018

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV I have recently come across a rash of articles detailing how, even when life is challenging, the authors are choosing thankfulness. Their reasoning stems from the conclusion that others […]

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Share Life, Share the Gospel | #sundaynightstarter 06/17/2018

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. -1 Thess 2:8 NIV This verse from 1 Thessalonians is engraved on my heart. As a volunteer for Young Life*, we talked about it often because it was the model we […]

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What Compels You? | #sundaynightstarter 06/10/18

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. -2 Cor 5:14-15 ESV   Happy Sunday, […]

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Going to Battle Against the Sly Lies of Satan

I have a secret that only one other person knows about. It’s a secret I’ve kept for years and years, without any intention of revealing it to others. This is in part because it is so utterly, completely embarrassing, but mostly because I forgot about it until I was getting ready for work the other […]

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Cultivate JOY! | #sundaynightstarter 06/03/2018

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, To sing praises to your name, O Most High; To declare your steadfast love in the morning, And your faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:1-2 ESV I am a firm believer that a well-timed, spontaneous dance party can dramatically alter the course of a day, particularly a […]

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Freedom | #sundaynightstarter 05/27/2018

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1, NIV Have you ever been trapped somewhere? One of my earliest memories is of being in daycare, probably around age four or five, and one day finding […]

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Five Ways to Build Community when Life is Busy

Hi friends! Last week, we talked about how genuine friendships serve to expose the myth of the proverbial “everyone else”. We know that life is busy, so this week we wanted to share our top five tips for building community in the midst of hectic schedules and life stages. We hope you find them helpful! […]

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