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Spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Nations

The original Pentecost was the day the Jewish people celebrated 50 days after Passover, but for  Christians, it is the birth of the church. We are told in Acts 2 that “when the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came…

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Keeping a Positive Outlook

I never stopped believing in God—I just didn’t go to church. I had not gone to church for 38 years — since high school. But in 2007, I went through a hard time and God got me through it. That’s the only explanation there is, and I thought, God got you through this, so what…

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What Makes Good Soil?

This past March, I had the privilege of being one of the chaperones on the 4th and 5th grade Scream Retreat. The Scream Retreat is a youth gathering in the North Georgia mountains that is so wonderfully special and remarkably fun that all of our 4th and 5th grade students look forward to it each…

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I have been practicing for singing in the Easter choir, which also includes music for the Good Friday Tenebrae service, which is described as: Tenebrae (/ˈtɛnəbreɪ, -bri/—Latin for “darkness”)  – a religious service held during the three days preceding Easter, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, and a “loud noise” taking place in total darkness…

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Put Your Hope in God

Hope is a small but enormously powerful word. Like the flame of a single candle, it has the ability to push back the darkness of situations that threaten to overwhelm. In hope lies the ability of the human soul to turn to God and live as if His promises are going to come true. “Be…

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None Like Him

Recently in choir, we were rehearsing the anthem, “The Lord is My Salvation,” and the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal came to my mind. Now, I had some of the details mixed up. The song is about salvation, and that purchase on the cross was made long after the prophet Elijah lived and…

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Who Is Leading You?

A quick search on Amazon shows that there are over 10,000 books on leadership. They come at the subject from a wide variety of angles: serve to lead, humble, hungry, hustle, be fearless, set goals, win friends, influence people. In general, these books all assume one thing: that we should all want to be the…

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Where Does the Money Go?

Did you know that all proceeds from the Children’s Consignment Sale go to philanthropies near and far? Here is a list of all the organizations that received funds from the March sale, and how they serve women and children. Our next sale will be March 15 and 16; come be part of our impactful event.…

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