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I will not pray for you to be safe. I will pray that God will make you dangerous

December 9, 2019 | Didi Bacon

I just love the story that Erwin McManus tells of teaching his son Aaron the truth that God with me is what I need to face a world not right with me. (Erwin McManus, "Seizing Your Divine Moment," Preaching Today, Issue 252)  One summer...

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Be Careful What You Wish For

December 2, 2019 | Timothy Peace

“Be careful what you wish for” is often a response issued to warn people who desire something, yet haven’t truly counted the cost. I’m reminded of everyone’s “favorite” 24-hour marathon Christmas movie, A...

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Count Your Blessings Daily

November 27, 2019 | Didi Bacon

I recently came across this reflection on website I use for finding illustrations for sermons.   According to author Richard Beck’s recent book, gratitude is a simple practice. In one study about gratitude titled "Count Your...

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Four Qualities That Distinguish Highly Grateful People From Less Grateful People

November 20, 2019 | Didi Bacon

According to author Jeffrey Froh, there are four qualities that distinguish highly grateful people from less grateful people. They experience gratitude: (1) More intensely for a positive event (2) More frequently throughout the day (3) With...

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I hate the facade we are told to put on

November 11, 2019 | Timothy Peace

As we approach the holiday season, cheerfulness is expected. We’ll be bombarded by advertisements promising happiness if we get or give the right gifts or when our family meals are picture-perfect. The imagery that we’ll be inundated...

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