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A Beautiful Mess

By Sherri Crandall

“Please tell me you’re happy”. Those words caught me off guard this week as I was grumbling about in my backyard picking weeds. I looked up to see a young mom standing at my back fence. She had two toddlers strapped into...

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Is it time to stop tithing?

By Geoff Surratt

Growing up in church the concept of tithing was drilled into my little Brylcreem’d head. We tithe because we are told to. We tithe in response to Jesus dying for us. We tithe because the church will close if we don’t. I’m...

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5 Small Group Activities for Children

Holding a 1 to 2-hour main event each week in kids’ church can build excitement but it’s not much of a vehicle for building relationships. I admit I love the high-energy, atmosphere of  heart-pumping praise music and the sounds of happy...

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Thoughts about Church

By Sherri Crandall

Going to church has always been a part of what I do on Sunday morning.  My parents took me to church as a little girl and I married a man whose family did the same, so naturally we have made church going a high priority...

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The Twin Sins

By Geoff Surratt

I got an email yesterday from a friend asking for help. I actually like those kind of emails. It makes me feel good to know I have something to offer, something a friend finds valuable. But that wasn’t really the...

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Why I Hate Small Groups

By Geoff Surratt

I have to confess I that I don’t like small groups (the church kind, not gatherings of height challenged individuals) When we host group I dread it all day. We have to get the house clean, reset the furniture, watch my...

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