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The Things We Want

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Do you ever really, REALLY want something… only to be disappointed when you get it and it isn’t as great as you imagined it would be? Certain members of my family have been asking for years for a pet. Most often, but not always, the request is for a dog. Sometimes this asking has sounded more like begging, whining or even nagging. They’ve assured me that they will care for the dog… feeding, bathing, cleaning up refuse, etc. Recently they’ve even lobbied that...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

Growing in Knowledge & Wisdom

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Proverbs 23:12 (ESV) Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. This May I graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) with a Master of Theological Studies. As I reflect upon the last three years, it is clear that SWBTS has provided me one of the most intellectually stimulating, vocationally constructive, and spiritually formative experiences of my life. The time I’ve spent at Southwestern has deepened my understanding of what it...

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Posted by Matt Bowen

Reset Your Mind on Christ

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A three-bedroom house, a family of nine, and a record console blaring Elvis Presley’s “I’m all Shook Up.” It wasn’t often that the wooden house I grew up in would be rocking, but when my sister Francis would start playing Elvis’s record, each family member would stop in the middle of their chores and do our best to replicate the dance style of the King of Rock & Roll. If you were to ask me what song title I think most depicts my feelings in the last...

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Posted by Caroline Poe with 2 Comments

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