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Worship With Backbone & Heart

Washing Jesus Feet

Shabby worship is hazardous to our spiritual health. In this post, you'll find freedom from distractions to worship and discover two vital ingredients for the worship God wants -- backbone and heart....

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The Road to Awesome…THIS EXIT!

One man's path to a pretty blessed life -- despite many wrong turns....

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Road Trips

A memoir of travels when the kids were small. I thought those days would never end....

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Calling All Writers & Storytellers


Are you a writer or aspiring writer? Are you interested in exploring your personal story for personal transformation and to supercharge your faith-sharing? If so, Steve has an invitation for you!...

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A Fun Place To Get Serious About God


This is why we're here!...

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Hard Questions at Easter


Jesus sometimes left his best friends scratching their heads. In the face of heart-break he could have halted, they had hard questions. We do too....

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On MLK Day: 7 Questions

Dr. King Quote

In this post, Pastor Steve speaks about the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr and Black Lives Matter...

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Christmas at Grandma's House: The Gospel According to Ruth


One of the names given to Jesus is Immanuel -- God With Us. In his genealogy found in Matthew 1:1-17) one of the women named as a descendant is Ruth. She is not Jewish, but a Moabite. Her story is an inspiration that God is with us...always....

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Christmas at Grandma's: The Gospel According to Rahab


The Christmas story doesn't begin at the manger or in the fields where shepherds kept watch over their flocks. It begins centuries before, and the genealogy of Jesus lists the generations of people who were part of the story. Our text this Advent season, Matthew 1:1-17 is a dry list of names. But in this list are the stories of many people -- especially women -- that w...

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Pain Points at Thanksgiving

Danger Expectations

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward, American Writer I love that quote. But I'm also guilty of the flaw it exposes. The truth is, when you step back and assess your life, you will undoubtedly experienced mixed feelings. On one hand, you will realize how much you have to be thankful for. On ...

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