The Quiet Place

I jokingly refer to Egypt as the land of a thousand car horns because Egyptians use the horn instead of a blinker. I once tried to count how many honks I heard…

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Toward a “Better You” in 2022

As we consider things about ourselves that we hope will change for 2022, it is helpful for us to consider our readiness (or lack thereof) to invite into our lives things that…

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Getting Re-Acquainted With Christmas

Good morning everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far as we inch closer to Christmas 2021! As we find ourselves surrounded by the sights and sounds of the holidays,…

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A Four-Step Plan For Bible Study

Luella and I gave birth to a son who didn’t understand what to do with gifts. We would shop until we found what we assumed was the perfect gift, then watch with…

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On Calling and Commitments

Each season of our life is made up of a unique blend of commitments and calling. Commitments Commitments are the non-negotiable obligations in our life. Some bring great joy, like caring for…

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Walking in Wisdom

One of the greatest disparities between people today and every other generation in history is the amount of knowledge that is so readily available. In the past, knowledge was handed down from…

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On Being Lonely

Living in Nashville, also known as “Music City,” can create some unique opportunities. Every now and then, I get invited backstage at a concert venue. One evening, I was invited backstage at…

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Work Hard

One of my favorite lines from Marin Luther’s “I Have A Dream” speech always challenges me. He said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets…

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The Gospel is Becoming More Offensive

photo from prdaily.com Many want to make the gospel more attractive. It took a long time for me to unpack what people meant by this and I am still working it out.…

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How to Experience Breakthrough When Prayer is a Struggle

How to Experience Breakthrough When Praying is a Struggle By Erica Barthalow on Jul 20, 2021 05:09 pm Hi, my name is Erica, and for years I struggled with prayer. Just picture…

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