10 Worst Excuses for Missing Church

By Lindsey VanSparrentak 1. I overslept. This is hands down the number one excuse for missing church on Sunday morning, and I’d be lying if I said that I have never fallen victim to oversleeping. I mean—it happens to the best of us! You stay up too late binging Netflix...

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7 Bad Reasons People Leave Churches

By Brett McCracken In our consumer society, where prevailing wisdom says we should be loyal to products or brands only insofar as our needs and tastes are satisfied, it can be easy for churchgoers to have a very low threshold for leaving a church. The slightest mismatch of preferences or...

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Does God Care about My Feelings?

Ever feel like God does not care about your feelings? You are not alone. This assumption is one that can promote a sense of invalidation within our relationship with God. In many ways, this belief can frame our faith in such a way that it leaves us quick to mask...

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5 Inspiring Bible Verses on Thankfulness

Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Psalm 31:19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have...

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Put the Phones in Jail

We all have a love-hate relationship with our phones. We love them and have a hard time putting them down. Just one quick picture of this or that—or I’m just going to check this newsfeed really quick. And then we hate them because we look up, and every single person...

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