Spiritual Growth

Resources to help further your understanding of our core beliefs and enrich your spiritual health.

Battling the Bees

Every year in the spring, my husband and I don our camouflage and protective eye-wear, pull out the big guns, and face the residential carpenter bees. We (mostly he) fight valiantly, but those pesky bees always seem to have...

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Called to be Free

When I was in first grade, our teacher brought caterpillars into the classroom. (Mind you, I was at ease because they were confined to a 10-gallon glass aquarium.) We were all enthralled with these tiny creatures as they inched...

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Patience is a Big Part of Your Journey

Endurance and Patience Jesus encouraged the disciples to endure until the end to see their salvation (Matthew 10:22, 24:12–13). But, what did He mean? Endure means to suffer patiently, or to last. So, what’s patience? Patience is the capacity...

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A Reason to Run

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fair-weather runner. I really don’t like running, but it’s good exercise. It’s just hard to enjoy when I’m focused on my pounding heart, dripping sweat, and the inability to breathe. If I’m to...

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Dealing with Doubt

Doubt is something everyone will deal with at one point in their life. We must understand what it is, how it creeps in, and how to overcome it. What is Doubt Doubt will change the course of our life;...

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The Promise of Plumb

My husband and I have been living in a state of remodel for the past 9 years. We’ve been through a lot together and learned quite a bit. I must admit I’ve had to learn much more in the...

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How Not to Get Your Prayers Answered

There’s a right and a wrong way to pray. Some people may feel they understand Jesus’ admonition and instruction to pray, but have missed out on other critical truths and teachings throughout the Bible. If we don’t want an...

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The Foundation of Fatherhood

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24, KJV). When God created man and woman, He established the marriage relationship. Self and independence...

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Seeing Faces in Unusual Places

When I was a child, I had a few creative tendencies. I could weave the wildest stories, play out the most elaborate drama with my Barbie dolls, and sing made-up melodies for hours (much to my parent’s chagrin). But,...

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The Good Shepherd: Part III

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea,...

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Bible Studies

Are you curious to know more? The Bible holds every answer we seek, but sometimes it can be a little daunting to dive right into reading. That's what makes Bible studies so great. We can help guide you through God's Word and show you the impact it can have in your life.