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The Quotable Classic Author

I was thirteen when my mother took me on a special trip through the Midwest. She took me to two special historical homes of great midwesterners: Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois and Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri. As a kid, my mother introduced me to the stories of Tom Sawyer and, like every young boy, I wanted to live the adventures just like Tom. As I grew up, I graduated to read more of his classics.

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Book REview

Evangelical books and other resources that address youth ministry usually do so without much reference to the pluralism and multifaith context of America and the West. Len Kageler’s volume, Youth Ministry in a Multifaith Society, fills a much-needed void in this area.

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Books

I belonged to a church of overcommitted world-changers when I first realized that God was calling me to have a baby, or as it turned out, several babies. God, it seems, was calling my fellow church members to start medical clinics and supportive housing for Washington, D.C.’s homeless population, or to give up comfortable suburban lives and move their families to violence-ridden urban neighborhoods. And here I was, called to wipe noses and bottoms, launder tiny outfits stained by blow-outs and spit-up, and figure out how to get adequate plant-based foods into growing bodies. This did not seem right, and I struggled for many years to understand how God might be present, and how I might connect with God, while caring for small children instead of doing Big Things for Jesus.

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Back to School

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Articles that hit on some of the fundamentals of student ministry
Christian Living >
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Hey, moms! Are you looking for lunchbox ideas, teacher gifts, or how to get organized for back to school? Your days of endless searching through tons of school-related articles across the web are over. Now you can find TONS of Back to School ideas all in one place!  If you’re
Teaching >
by Linda Kardamis · 0 Likes

Yes, it’s that time already – time to start thinking about going back to school. I know your emotions are ranging all the way from “I’m so excited to start a new year” to “Are you kidding me summer’s almost over?” So while you should definit…
Family >
by Lindsey Bell · 0 Likes

I’m posting over at The MOM Initiative today about 5 EASY Back-To-School Traditions. Here’s a snippet of that post… My oldest child begins kindergarten this month. (And yes, that is the sound of quiet crying you hear through your computer!) Last year, when he began presch…

Eugene Peterson

Bible Study >
The Difference Between 'Studying' and 'Reading' the Bible | Eugene Peterson
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Laity Lodge asks Eugene Peterson to tell us about the difference between 'studying' and 'reading' th…
Technology >
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Perception System is a leading IT solutions provider company, which publish latest web mobile and software Industry related news, blog and article on regular basis.
Christian Living >
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Writing about God's work in my heart as HIS daughter, a wife and a missionary.

Family

Teaching >
by Linda Kardamis · 0 Likes

As many of you know, when I gave birth to my son almost two years ago, I stepped away from the classroom to stay home and raise him (and his soon-to arrive sister!) I know that God wanted me to stop teaching and that He has a special plan
Christian Living >
by Mitzi Smith · 0 Likes

Welcome to the final week of our Summer Family Fun Series! I’m so thankful for all of the wonderful ideas you’ve shared and the awesome connections we’ve made over the past few weeks. There’s still more days of summer, so be sure to spend those extra moments…
Marriage >
by Gary Thomas · 0 Likes

Marriage and family life—if done well, and if our relationships are increasing in intimacy and spiritual fruitfulness—take so much thought and concentration that we need to keep our minds fresh and focused. If we don’t preserve our emotional and mental energy for our marriage and fam…
Church Leadership >
by Adam Smith · 0 Likes

Too often we ignore or glance over the kids around us, but often some of the most valuable life lessons we can learn come from children.
Christian Living >
by Mitzi Smith · 0 Likes

One of our greatest struggles as moms is meal planning during the school year. We’re busy, and figuring out what to serve our families for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a continuous cycle where we often fall into a rut of PopTarts and our same old casserole–served with …
Christian Living >
by Greg Flagg · 0 Likes

First off, I want to thank you all for your comments and support both here on the blog and over on Facebook. On my previous post about my father, many of you noted what you remembered about him and I was greatly encouraged by what was shared. For those of
Christian Living >
by Greg Flagg · 0 Likes

You may have noticed my blogging has dropped off this past week. Sorry about that, but my heart and mind were quite preoccupied and did not cooperate much when I wanted to try and sit down and write. Even now, it is with a heavy heart that I type out

FV Tutorial

Blogs >
How to Create and Manage a Blog (Part 1) | Tutorial
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In Part 1 you'll learn how to manage all of the options available to create an original blog hosted …
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We live in the glorious in-between. A “fascinating mystery” if you will. On one hand we are beginning to realize that we are a very small part of a large, dark and mysterious universe. We are but a small blip on the timeline of creation and a slight twinkle through the ever present and…

Writing

Writing >
by Caitlin Wilson · 0 Likes

“How many views does your blog get each day?” is often the question asked right after you tell someone you’re a blogger*. Don’t just guess or rely on a page-view counter to give you an idea of how many people visit each day. We’ve rounded up some of the best
Holidays >
by Deb Wolf · 0 Likes

Have you enjoyed a blessing-filled week? I’ve enjoyed link parties and blog hops; meeting new bloggers and catching up with others I’ve followed for ages. Something I noticed this week is how many writers shared their hearts through words that spoke...
Christian Living >
by Leigh Powers · 0 Likes

So there’s this book called Half the Sky that quotes an old Chinese proverb about how women hold up half the sky. Women hold up the sky, but there are 100 million women missing. . Missing because in China 39,000 infant girls die each year because parents don’t give them
Spiritual Growth >
by Sheridan Voysey · 0 Likes

So, you want to write your memoir or autobiography. How do you mine your life for its gold and write something people will actually find valuable? In this post and podcast I'll share a formula to help you find and write your own authentic story. More…
Women >
by Barbie Swihart · 0 Likes

A few days after writing this post on writing brave, God began to reveal more to my heart. So this is Part 2 of my own journey of writing brave. There is a certain level of vulnerability when we accept the challenge to write brave. Once we say yes, there
Christian Living >
by Leeanne Burda · 0 Likes

Dear Friends, Everyone has a story. I’ve also learned over the years that our stories matter and they can transform how we see ourselves and other people. Today, I join my beautiful new friends Whitney Cornelison (http://beautyinthemess.com) and Kate Eschbach (http://songskatesang.co…

The Bible Project

Bible Study >
Genesis Chapters 12-50 | The Bible Project
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God makes a promise to a man named Abram that all nations of the earth will be blessed through his f…
Collegiate >
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If you’re like us, your refrigerator door is covered with snapshots, report cards, postcards from friends or schedule magnets for your favorite team – simple reminders about people you’re proud of, news you want to share or items you don’t want to forget. Introducing Baylor Prou…
Men >
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Helping Men Live With Purpose

Leadership

Church Leadership >
by Bill Reichart · 0 Likes

As we are on vacation during these next couple of days, Ministry Best Practices will be posting the "Best of" articles on different topics that have been some of the more popular posts over the years.Today we are going to focus on volunteers. How do you find and recruit them
Theology >
by Mikel Del Rosario · 0 Likes

Event Tips for Apologetics Ministry Leaders Ever dream of bringing a special apologetics conference to your church? This month, I’m launching a new series of videos for ministry leaders who have a vision for organizing their first apologetics event. In these clips, I’ll share s…
Church Leadership >
by Brian Dodd · 0 Likes

Tonight I attended the opening showing of the latest Marvel film Guardians Of The Galaxy. This is the most fun I have had at the movies all summer. You and your family will have a great time. Go see it and enjoy yourself. The following are 21 Leadership Quotes And
Church Leadership >
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On August 1, 2009 54-year-old Shirley Dygert went skydiving for the first time. She was attached to an experienced trainer Dave Hartsock for their descent from 13,500 feet. In addition to the video above, the following are a few excerpts from Chris Ballard’s extraordinary account of …
Youth Leaders >
by Austin McCann · 0 Likes

Leaders are readers. As leaders, we hear and know that phrase well. But reading takes time and discipline that sometimes we just don’t have enough of. We have a list of books we want to read, but our schedules are so packed we don’t know when we will ever have
Church Leadership >
by Ron Edmondson · 0 Likes

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in leadership. One of the primary purposes of this blog is to help others learn from my experience. So, I want to share some of the mistakes I’ve made. I hope at least one of them encourages other leaders. These are 10 of the
Devotionals >
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Mark 2:13-17 14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him. 15 And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax