Spiritual Growth

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

A Christmas Keepsake

Since I was born, my mother gets me an ornament every year for Christmas. Some ornaments are hand-made, some store-bought, some from her travels, and some we’ve found together. Wherever they’re from, each ornament is unique and hand-picked in...

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Boast Your Thanksgiving

Have you ever asked a young child to pray over your meal? I’ve sat through some humdinger prayers in my day. Some prayers have asked a blessing over every bug in the backyard. Some have turned into stories that...

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Success After the Sunshield

I came to the realization some time ago that I don’t always have good ideas. I was painfully reminded of this fact after I made a recent purchase of a collapsible car sunshield. It was of a sleeker design,...

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More than Just Foolishness

As my mother, sister, and I prepared to exit through the glass door, aptly prepared to embark on an outing, I playfully budged in front of both of them. Throwing open the door, I stepped out and drawled in...

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A Frog in the Road

The day was drawing to a close. The dishes from the evening meal were washed and put away. The last beams of sunlight were dancing across the horizon and attempting to ripple far across the lake. The air was...

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The Andon Cord

Not long ago, I started working in a different division within my company. To become more familiar with the work, I began reading a book called The DevOps Handbook. To my surprise, the book was captivating and I had...

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Be First

Being first is an interesting concept. As a child, you want to be first in everything—standing in line, receiving a snack, playing with a toy, taking a ride, and especially when it comes to trying something new. We don’t...

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The Bottle Blunder

I’m a very punctual person. I was raised with the understanding: to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late…well you might as well not show up. But,...

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The Window of Opportunity

Earlier this year, the Midwest experienced a season of excessive rain. Normally, the general population moans and groans about the overcast and darkened skies. But, this year, the sounds of despondency were harmonized by an unusual group of water-resisters:...

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It’s Free

Free. There’s something about the word that tingles my ears and excites my mind. This delight hasn’t subsided as I’ve grown older but only increased. I like free stuff with purchases, free food, free pens, free time, free tickets,...

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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.