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Why Have Faith in the Valley?

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If we are honest, as humans, we’ve all had these types of thoughts in our lives. ... Read full article

Just Another Pinterest Fail

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Ok, I admit it. I am not a Pinterest mom. I’ve tried and failed and tried again. It’s just not in the cards for me. My cupcakes are not organic, and my sandwiches still have the crusts on, and I’m lucky if I match when I walk out the door every morni... Read full article

Jesus, a Radically Inclusive Compassion

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Jesus of Nazareth, the name conjures up a profound emotional reaction. For some, Jesus has too often been the subjective justification for overwhelming discrimination, alienation, and condemnation. For others, Jesus is the source of radically inclusi... Read full article

Embrace the New Year in Your Faith

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2016 was a tough year, but keeping your faith strong should help in making 2017 a better year.... Read full article

Mom's Toolbox of Summer Sanity Savers

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“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do!” Moms dread to hear these refrains, especially in the weeks after the school year ends. Between keeping the house running smoothly, and ensuring a good balance of entertainment, education and relaxation, it can ... Read full article



Guided by Faith

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It seems like only yesterday, and yet in other ways it seems like years ago. The pain was like a neverending tsunami wave. My family and I had recently moved to Baton Rouge where I would serve as Lead Pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Our family was... Read full article

Socially Distant Summer

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It’s finally summer and kids and teens are ready for a much needed break. But, what does that break look like when they’re forced to remain physically distanced from friends and family? While local organizations are doing what they can to provide res... Read full article

Invite God into your Pain

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Parenting while navigating emotional pain presents a unique set of challenges. While struggling personally, it can feel impossible to tend to the well being of another human. If life were left to us to maneuver alone, it would certainly be impossible... Read full article

Attitude of Gratitude

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Before our daughter could say “Thank You,” she could sign “Thank you.” “Please,” “More,” and “Thank you,” were the first three signs we taught her. Thanks is a response we all try to instill in our children from the earliest age. “Please” and “T... Read full article

The Parent's Prayer

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We must remember that the darker the night, the brighter the light shines.... Read full article

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