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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Start Building Resilience this Seasonspecial feature by Pastor’s wife, Diane Scallon Over the last few years, studies and scholars have shown that stress, anxiety, and depression have skyrocketed.  There are many stressors, as well as the increasingly popular word, “triggers”.  The ADAA … Continue reading

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Communion “Resolutions”

Guilt.  The recollection of failure and inadequacy.  Recognizing that we fall far short.  Shame from being plagued repeatedly by the same sin that we have previously resolved to forsake once-and-for-all.  The feelings of defeat and despair.  Desiring help… but not … Continue reading

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“Come and See”: An Invitation

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).  These words of Jesus communicate both his heart and purpose in leaving the glory of His Father’s presence (John 17:5) and joining the likes of mankind … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Gratitude

What is it in our human nature that struggles so hard with thankfulness?  Why are our blessings so often on our periphery while our complaints and demands grab our full attention? We are reminded this week to take time to … Continue reading

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The Anomaly of “Balance”

In a society that is deeply wounded with the rampant rise of divorce, broken families, fatherless children, and identity crisis, there has been a healthy resurgence in recognizing the importance of family.  Husbands and parents are urged to guard their … Continue reading

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Pain and Hope in Grief

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”  These beautiful words of Jesus in John 15:11 emanate with hope that appeals deeply for a world that is so desperate to know … Continue reading

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Christian Liberty, Stifled… Exhortations for the Weaker Brother

Romans 14 compels the Christian who is strong in his liberty to surrender his rights for the spiritual well-being of his fellow believer that has convictions.  But when does that become excessive?  What if this is abused?  Should Christians with … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Convictions

Our decisions matter!  It is important that we work hard to thoughtfully reflect on biblical truth and carefully discern what practices are wise.  As Romans 14:5 says, “Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.”  That is, we … Continue reading

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Real Men Cry… Together

I rarely cry.  To some, that would look good.  Like true composure.  But I think I’ve trained myself in a harmful way.  “Sadness” is a barely recognizable and identifiable emotion.  Instead, it is stifled, along with any hint of tears.  … Continue reading

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Dangerously Familiar

When’s the last time you had a spiritual EKG?  An EKG measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat.  Have you considered what makes your heartbeat?  Let’s have a look… Does the good news of Jesus drive you each day?  Or … Continue reading

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