What If We Miss How God Wants Us to Prosper?

green leaf tree on shore

Honest question: Does following God always lead to prosperity? It depends on how we define prosperity. It would be a great task to develop a whole biblical theology on what “prosperity” or “flourishing” looks like (in fact, we wrote about it from one angle in this blog HERE). But for today, let’s consider a narrative…

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Be All That You Can Be

“Be all that you can be.” For over 20 years, the US Army used this slogan to recruit young people to join its ranks. Posters, tv commercials, catchy jingles and inspiring images were part of a very successful ad campaign that increased not only the number but the quality of recruits. The reason why? Perhaps…

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Why Jesus Cares So Much About Our “Eyes”

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Have you ever read a passage and thought to yourself, “I have no idea what this means!” Within Jesus’s famous Sermon on the Mount, there are a few ancient idioms that may be glossed over if we don’t dig a little deeper than a surface-level reading. Matthew 6:22-23 is one of those. 22 “The eye is…

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3 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newer Mom

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Let’s call it as it is. Being a mom is one of the hardest and thankless jobs there are. So much is done that no one sees. And how often do people stop to thank you when everything goes as planned? This Mother’s Day, we wanted to glean some wisdom from Pastor JoAnn Johnson, who…

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Have You Considered the Flowers?

“How are you doing today?” How do you typically answer this question? Many of us tend to default to superficial answers of “good” or “fine.” But maybe we’ll give a more honest answer like “stressed,” “worried,” or “anxious.” Daily anxiety is the norm for the average American and Christians are not exempt. Whether we like…

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