Category Archives: Christian Living

10 Applications to Suffering from Pastor Michael Boutot

Facing Struggles: I Want to Fly Like an Eagle Pastor Michael R. Boutot   10 APPLICATIONS   1. We are never told Christianity was the EASY way out; in fact, we are promised TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS.   2. While God … Continue reading

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Christian Websites I Recommend

Uncle Ben once told young Peter Parker that with great power comes great responsibility. Okay, so maybe it’s the most overused superhero quote of all time, but it still rings true. Especially in the digital age. The advent of the … Continue reading

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Holy Ground

We’ve all heard the story. Moses, a former prince turned fugitive is hiding out in Midian tending his father-in-law’s sheep when he sees something unusual. It probably wasn’t strange to see a bush on fire, but this was different. The … Continue reading

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Is it Better to Be Comforted or Comfortable?

I love to be comfortable.  Give me a cool morning breeze with the windows open, that spot on my living room couch, and a hot coffee in my hand and I feel like I’m in heaven. Maybe that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy?

Our family is in the middle of a very busy season. We just bought a home that we’re remodeling ourselves (with an awesome army of volunteer labor), we’re neck-deep in adoption paperwork, we have four growing children, and I’m in … Continue reading

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Bedtime Grace

Bedtime is special in our house. Every night I give each child a hug and a kiss, a special “magic tuck,” and I tell them the same thing “No matter where you go, no matter what you do, no matter … Continue reading

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Recommended Resources on Marriage, Parenting and Family

If lost to leader discipleship doesn’t happen at home, it’s not likely it’ll happen in the walls of the church. That said, we believe that moms, dads, grandparents, and children need to be taught what it means to be a … Continue reading

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Why Southern Baptists (Should) Care About Race

A few weeks ago we covered two issues that are politically charged, yet loaded with Gospel implications. On January 15, we discussed the tragedy of abortion as we somberly recognized Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The following week, we addressed … Continue reading

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When Your Pastor Says it Wrong

Pastors aren’t perfect. Far from it, in fact. We’re flawed, broken, messed up sinners just like the rest of you. All of us. And that’s a terrifying thing. Not that we’re afraid to be open about our own struggles with … Continue reading

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The Lighthearted Luther: On Children

One of the things I love the most about Martin Luther is his colorful style. Although it sometimes got him into trouble, Luther was one of those guys who could likely bring the house down with laughter while pricking hearts … Continue reading

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