Get Equipped

I can remember when I started nursing school. I can remember the thoughts and feeling of not being up to the task. I would see these seasoned nurses and I could see a clear distinction between my skill level and theirs, but I realized something. Do you know what the...

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Know Your Worth!

I was pumping gas the other day and I had a thought. Those numbers on the gas pump represented my life! More than that, they represented my value according to the world. At the time of writing this post, minimum wage in Louisiana is $7.25/hr. and a gallon of gasoline...

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Blessed for a Purpose

All that we have, we have for a purpose. Our gifts, talents, and our resources have been given to us by God for a purpose. That purpose is not primarily for our benefit and enjoyment. This goes for the blessings of God for the individual Christian and for the church...

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Who Are You Following?

         In light of the recent presidential election, I felt it an appropriate time to write about leadership. Regardless of whether or not your candidate won the election, the fact of the matter is we will have a new person in office come January. The term of one leader will...

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Count the Cost

Have you ever stopped to consider that following Jesus may cost something? In a culture that is saturated with self-promotion, self-interest, and self-preservation it is easy to overlook that Jesus made it painfully clear that following Him has a cost. This may be a difficult concept to wrap our heads...

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Why Do We Gather

Every Sunday thousands, if not millions, of people gather across our nation. We come together in our buildings, attend classes or small groups, sing songs, hear a sermon preached, and then go home and eat lunch. Next Sunday we’ll do the same thing over again. Have you ever stopped and...

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Biblical Roles in Marriage: A Case for Complementarianism

Complementarianism. In today’s society of liberal theology and the blurring of gender identity and roles this has come to be considered an ugly word and an almost unthinking concept. Many would have you believe that complementarianism is nothing more than an attempt to oppress women and have them domineered over...

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The Inevitable Adversary!

We live in a fallen world. It’s not hard to see this. All we have to do is look around and we will quickly see the results of sin on all creation; decay, disaster, tragedy, sickness, and ultimately death. Between October 17, 2015 and January 6, 2016 the faith family...

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Joy in Hope

Nothing forces you to stop and think like being confined to a hospital room. We live such busy lives that we rarely, if ever, take time sit and reflect. When was the last time you stopped to appreciate the beauty of a sunset, the scent of freshly bloomed flowers, or...

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