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Parenting Young Kids In Church

Parenting Young Kids In Church

Easter Sunday is this week. I am looking forward to seeing some new faces and celebrating the Lord's resurrection. As part of the preparations in my church, I've been working with our Children's Minister to create a card that will be placed in the pews along with our guest registration...

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Merry Christmas! "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"

Merry Christmas! "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"

Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus who grew up to die on the cross for our sins and come back to life again. That's not the only thing special about Jesus. See for yourself. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;...

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How to Pray with Joy

Note from Nancy Ruth: The terrorist attack on Paris resonates strongly with me. We live and work in Oklahoma which was attacked on April 19, 1995. Several good friends of mine were at the Wedgwood Church shooting September 16, 1999. I had family working in New York City on September...

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Take the Family Church Challenge

Next time you're at church, look around. How many people do you know who sit near you? How about those across the room? Church is the family of God. Believers are brothers and sisters in Christ. God designed the church to support, encourage, and correct one another in love. How...

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How to Keep Kids Quiet in Big Church

How to Keep Kids Quiet in Big Church

 Image (c) depositphotos.com/rmarmion One of the biggest fears and struggles parents of young children face is what to do with a squirmy, loud child during the worship service. How do you keep kids quiet so they don't disrupt the service? A few weeks ago I just had to encourage a...

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Does Prayer Really Work?

Image (c) depositphotos.com/dpyancy Have you ever wondered if God really hears your prayers? If He really answers prayer? How to Pray Jesus prayed quite a bit. If you read through the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), notice how many times Jesus gets away to pray or prays where others...

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Come Ready to Worship

Come Ready to Worship

 Image (c) depositphotos.com/rmarmion When it is time to go to church, are you excited and ready to go or do you drag your feet, thinking of a boring morning ahead? Did you know there are some things you can do to turn the worship service from a boring chore to...

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How to Write Your Own Irish Blessing

How to Write Your Own Irish Blessing

Image © Depositphotos.com/ Irisangel   Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Have you ever heard an Irish blessing? Here is one of my favorites. It describes a happy life for someone else, especially someone who is getting married, reached a milestone in life, or is going away. May the road rise up...

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Lost Your Passion?

Lost Your Passion?

Has your life lost the joy and focus it once had? Revelation opens with reminders of God’s greatness along with specific words to seven early churches. The church at Ephesus was commended for their dedication and commitment to following God’s commands and living right, no matter what. “But I have...

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