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Is It A Sin Not To Go To Church?

The convenience of a streaming church service can be a double-edged sword. Indispensable to those who cannot leave their bed, but a tool of temptation for the devil. I heard that whisper this morning: Why get up so early? It's cold and you deserve a break, and who will notice you anyway? Whether you go or stay won't make a difference. You're still going to watch the sermon online, it's not a sin to miss one week…

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Tirzah Place: A New Community

Imagine you have two children and you’re trying to find a place to live. They are both not old enough to go to daycare, so you’re struggling to find a job. Your family has kicked you out. At the age of 20, you’re sitting in your car with two kids looking for a place to sleep tonight. That is the reality of many single mothers in Wisconsin and all over the United States.

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Are You A Slave To Your Online Gurus?

Another morning, another filled inbox. Some of the emails are spam, some are reminding me about upcoming bills or purchases that are being shipped, others are from my gurus. My gurus are the people who flood my inbox when they launch a new podcast, blog, or post something especially engaging on Instagram. I tend to never click on these types of emails, but I find myself not deleting them either.

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How To Find A Church In A New City

It was 10:55 and, as I circled the church parking lot in my new college town for the third time, I realized there was no way I was going to find a place to park in time. I rarely missed a Sunday back at home, but I couldn’t figure out any solution than to leave the parking lot and drive back to my dorm. While it might not have seemed like a big deal, I felt like such a failure for not making it to church my first weekend at college.

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Love Always Leaves A Mark

When it comes to love, we typically give what we're given. We love with conditions. We love the people who love us, we love the people who are nice to us. We love the people who look and act like us, but what about the ones who aren't so nice to us though? The ones who don't look like us or act like us? What about people that have hurt us? Do we love them?

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3 Ways The Enemy Tries To Hold Us Back From Celebrating With Friends

After college, it can start to feel like you and your friends are running on different paths.  As many people start to move away, start new paths, and make new plans, you might find yourself struggling to keep up with your college friends that were just a second ago running right beside you. Now, they may be several yards ahead, and as hard as you are striving, you just can’t catch them.

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In the Palms of His Hands

I recently met a woman whose exhaustion and loneliness was written on her face. She exuded defeat, though for the sake of her two children she tried to hold it together. A single mom of teenagers, who chain smoked vigorously throughout the day, and smiled without really smiling. Something about her stopped me in my tracks.

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