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Seeking Good in the Aftermath of Destruction

Wide-scale destruction. Over the course of a week our eyes behold images of the ravaging path of hurricanes, flooding, fires, terrorists… We see so much suffering in our land and in our world. Unity is a virtue that shines brightly in the aftermath of destruction. Being negatively affected together unites us. The force of bonding […]

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Was I Ready to Die in the Hurricane?

The high clouds and powerful winds announced the storm’s approach. My young children and I took the opportunity to enjoy our last day of sunshine before being cooped up inside. We walked the path around our neighborhood park, physically straining against the push of the wind. Jordan, a pre-schooler at the time, spoke the obvious: […]

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Being Intentional at Being One

One thing I know for sure: there is an enemy who hates the unity of the body of Christ. This reality would become a struggle in the Church Age and Jesus knew it, so in His final hours of ministry in the earth, He actually knelt in prayer and asked the Father that we would […]

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Keeping Focused

After a full day of Christmas shopping with friends at Richmond’s Bizarre Bizaar, I definitely can attest to the real struggle of remaining focused on the purity of Christmas. At this time of year, Christians worldwide remember the reason for our hope: Jesus came into the world in human flesh, lived a sinless life, was […]

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Church Growth

Today I find myself asking, how does a church grow? It’s going to be the focus of this weekend’s guest speaker, Duke Matlock, at Warwick Assembly of God in Hampton, Va and I’m very excited! I do know the answer: a church grows organically. Disciples making disciples. We look for the opportunity to live Jesus […]

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Takers, Receivers and a Giver

Finally settling down for a day of rest, and the sorrow of this world catches up with me. All that I can say is, “Father, forgive us for we know not what we do.” When reality sheds light on the utter destruction we reap by our own hands, my mind races to formulate some measure […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 45

Day 45 You Are Christ’s Ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20) Ambassador: an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment 1 Child of God, your […]

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