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Don’t DNF

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     I am fairly determined when it comes to accomplishing a task. My wife, Diane, would even say that I’m hard-headed! Guilty as charged. As an endurance athlete, that is even more important. Maybe it’s just a manifestation of my German descent, but I don’t easily change directions. It’s not that I don’t […]

Engage children in worship in 4 simple steps

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    “How do we engage children in church?” This age-old question remains paramount for almost every children’s ministry leader, parent and pastor. And if you’ve ever sat up late at night, cutting out the gazillionth piece for some Pinterest craft that seemed like the perfect idea for kids, you may have found yourself thinking, […]

Created to Create

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    The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 NLT Have you ever wondered, Where did I come from? Before your eyes glaze over and you start to dream of pizza […]

Christianity & Creativity

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    We have a problem—whether we recognize it or not. It has to do with the relationship between Christianity and creativity. Many Christians have grown suspicious of creatives. Creativity impedes true spiritual progress, doesn’t it? So many have given up on their creative impulse because someone somewhere has somehow convinced them that creativity is […]

The Rule of Rubrics

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    Perhaps most would agree that thirty years ago there was no such thing as rubrics. Oh, there was evaluation, but other than a potential list of requirements for that upcoming project or paper, there was no way to determine what the score might be…until it showed up graded! The students waited in great […]

Three Key Elements To Telling An Effective Story

Chelsey Buttrey
We all have stories. Stories that open up old wounds exposing the raw pain that lies underneath. Stories that make us feel unworthy, unloved and unwanted. Our temptation is to keep it buried, so we can avoid the hurt and emptiness. No matter what our story, the components of that story, whether positive or negative, […]

So You Want To Write A Book?

Chelsey Buttrey
Pastors are in a wonderful position to know what people need. Day-in and day-out you hear the longings, fears, questions, and hopes people in your communities have. Pastors are usually terrific storytellers, and every week they craft a message that weaves those stories with biblical application in order to address those needs. As the owner […]