A Place of Protection

Every time we turn on the TV or get on Facebook, it’s easy to see how broken our world is. Even if we’re not looking for it, we hear story after story of hate and evil in our world. It is easy to get caught up in it. And it’s easy to forget that we have nothing to fear.

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Diary of a Middle School SGL: The Meeting

There’s this little dance that always happens right after you tell a leader at a church you are sorta kinda maybe interested in serving in their environment. They try not to act too excited. They’re try to act like they’re only slightly interested.

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The Truth About Lies

When I was nine-years-old, I was sent home from school because I had head lice. These little black bugs made a grand, unwelcome entrance into my Mexi-Rican, medium-sized afro. I still remember my teacher’s dreadful stare. I had no idea where I’d gotten these critters. All I knew is I was being sent home for my mom to deal with them.

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A Pinch of Salt

A Pinch of Salt

I love to bake. Especially at this time of year, I am constantly setting sticks of butter on the counter to soften in preparation for another irresistible Pinterest recipe. I try to keep as many of the basic ingredients on hand—flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla. And...

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Being Present Is The Present

Being Present Is The Present

If you are looking for the best place to be to enjoy the holidays, hang out with the preschoolers. Yes, they want all the gifts and all the cookies.  And yes, they still use the word “mine” twice as often as any other word. But at the same time, they are the most...

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Don’t Miss Christmas

Don’t Miss Christmas

The very heart of the Christmas story is the Infinite became the Infant on our behalf. The Great Giver gave us Jesus to restore us back to Him. As a small group leader, we can move through this Christmas season so busy with the extra activities and the new faces a...

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