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Overcoming your fear of talking to non-Christians about Easter

Overcoming Our Fears of Talking About Easter What makes it so hard to talk to non-believers about Easter? If you’re anything like me, even the thought of talking to a neighbor, colleague or classmate about the death and resurrection of Jesus makes you anxious. You feel a tension in your stomach and your mind searches …

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How Do I Reach Across Ethnic and Racial Barriers?

Do you remember the only time the Bible records Jesus healing someone in stages? It took two separate actions. And it got kind of messy. I believe this story provides insight into the way people of different races can relate to one another in America today. It suggests steps we can take to reach across …

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What If This Is Your Year of Living Neighborly?

When the religious authorities asked Jesus to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, He answered with two. The first is to love God with everything you have. The second, He said, is to love your neighbor as yourself. What if He meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people …

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How will your gift communicate a growing friendship?

December is a season of giving as gifts are exchanged at gatherings in homes like mine and probably yours. But the big kickoff — Black Friday — has become a tradition side by side with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Refreshingly, we met a woman who uses Black Friday to purchase poinsettias which she delivers all through …

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