Spiritual Growth

Dear Church, Can’t You Use Discernment this Christmas?

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Analyzing How To Be Discerning “Set Apart” People During Christmas and Beyond     Last year my family and I studied Christmas and the origins of its connection with Jesus.  We learned the time Jesus was born and decided to prune some of our old traditions.  I was so confused about what God would want me to do with the newfound insight I had received, I decided to pause and not do much of anything.  Separating from Christmas left us in an awkward position: inside and outside of the church.   On one side, there are the judgmental people who…
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What is Life by God’s Design?

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God’s Design and our Lives   Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Trends, responsibilities, obligations, deadlines, wants, needs, paradigms, and perspectives all constantly tug our attention away from God’s design.  Satisfying all of the tugs on our attention can take a lifetime.  If we don’t take time to consider, the design of God, we may live a life where we are answering distractions continually.  Even worse, we may leave the grave with untapped wealth that was supposed to be harvested for someone’s benefit. Kim:…
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