Spiritual Growth

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

Scars of Shame

Shame. The weight of it is crippling. The pain of it is excruciating. The longevity of it is unceasing. The scars of it are humiliating. We all bear it—in one form or another—for something we’ve done, something that’s been...

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The Spread of Gangrene

It’s winter, and it’s cold. This is normal and supposed to happen, although I don’t like it. When I step outside my warm home into sub-zero temperatures, the cold and wind cut through every layer of clothing I have....

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The Oven Cleaning

No one can prepare you for the aftermath of an oven cleaning. If Mike Row, from the TV show “Dirty Jobs” is looking for his next episode spotlight, I’ve got one lined up for him. It seemed simple enough:...

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Heads I Win; Tails You Lose

If I’ve learned anything in my years on the planet, it’s that sibling rivalry never dies. But, as a caveat, I’ll add that the rivalry takes a new form over time—physical to prank; hurtful to hilarity. Instead of using...

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Slowing Down God’s Plan

Decades past, my family would frequent a local waterpark during the summer months. It was a haven for anyone eager to cool off from the heat. One of the main features of the park was an exhilarating water slide....

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A Shining Light and a New Garment

January has snuck up upon me and caught me unaware once again. And, this means one thing for me: the retirement of my Christmas decorations. Now for all of you, judgmental people, who think I leave my Christmas decorations...

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The Transcendence of Remembrance

It’s the New Year, and the struggle is real folks. It’s a struggle for me to get back into the rhythm of getting up early and going to bed at a reasonable hour. Somehow staying up late to ring...

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God With Us

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord...

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The Joy Afterward

When I was very young, I remember being bundled up in a coat and snow pants to the point where being able to bend my knees and elbows was a luxury. My dad would buckle me into the car,...

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Get to the Glorias

December each year meant one thing to the kids of our church: the looming Christmas pageant. In the season where good-naturedness should abound toward all humans, rivalry set in between my Sunday schoolmates and me. Everyone wanted a part...

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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.