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The Reed Sea

A joyful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 A student was sitting outside his university classroom, reading God’s Word, when his atheistic professor walked by and happened to hear the student exclaim, “Wow! Praise the Lord!” Intrigued, the professor asked the student what had him so excited. “Well,” the student replied, “I just read how God parted the waters of… Read more →

An Honest Mistake…

A joyful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22 A driver was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the correct thing and stopped at the crosswalk even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman hit… Read more →

Eight creative ways to bust your stress

by Vonda Skelton According to researchers, depression, headaches, hypertension, heart disease, and even cancer have been linked to stress. Uncontrolled stress can increase our negativity and take over our lives, leaving little energy for family and friends. You’ve probably already tried the usual techniques for relieving stress — taking care of your body, relaxation techniques, and simplifying your world. Here are… Read more →

7 Habits of Highly Effective Soul Winners

by LifeWay Resources I interviewed eight Christians that are considered by their church, pastor, or Christian friends to be soul winners. I have attempted to discover some of their habits. Habit 1: Soul Winners Are Prepared They are spiritually prepared. They walk closely with Christ and maintain a consistent devotional life. They are active in their churches and are members… Read more →

How to Welcome Guests in a Smaller Church

by LifeWay Resources Smaller churches have a distinct advantage over larger churches in welcoming first-time guests. First-time guests are easily recognizable since the regular attendees know everyone. What can a smaller church do to be more effective in welcoming those people? The following are four effective initiatives in welcoming first-time guests: 1. Demonstrate practical hospitality. The strength of smaller churches… Read more →

Rethink and Recreate Your Holidays

by GG Mathis on Monday, November 12, 2012 This article is courtesy of ParentLife Magazine. Our last family Thanksgiving dinner was breakfast at a local truck stop. We celebrated by hanging curtains and installing storage shelves in our new house. We were grateful clear down to our socks that, with our extended family’s approval, we could spend the day counting… Read more →