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Biblical Living

It’s not enough to read the Bible. It’s not enough to know it by heart. It is when we allow it to change us, when we begin to model our life after the Scriptures that we give God permission to change us. This means lots of things and here you’ll find ideas for Biblical Living that you may have never encountered before.

Yom Kippur: The Beginner’s Guide

When I began celebrating the Lord’s feasts years ago, I didn’t really understand Yom Kippur, and I sure didn’t want to celebrate it. For one thing, it’s not a typical feast day. In fact, it’s the anti-feast - a fast! It wasn’t until I began to understand the significance of the days leading up to it, that I even considered keeping this holy day. The Background While today it is called Yom Kippur, in Scripture it is referred to as the Day of Atonement, and while it is not a proper feast where there is celebration and…

Feast of Tabernacles: The Beginner’s Guide

It’s just a few more days until one of the most special times of year at our house: The Feast of Tabernacles! There is something very special and exciting about the days between Yom Kippur and this feast, in which we build an outdoor shelter, invite friends to camp out at our place, and plan a big week-long living-it-up outdoor extravaganza. You might call them the Jewish feasts, but I call them the Feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23:2), the Lord Jesus, our Messiah, and Feast of Tabernacles is a seriously significant Feast…

Feast of Trumpets: The Beginner’s Guide

You might call them the Jewish feasts, but I call them the Feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23:2), the Lord Jesus, our Messiah. When God designed the earth and the universe and filled them with all that is in them, he gave us the moon and the sun and the stars to declare to us the signs and seasons (Genesis 1:14). The Christian church has largely determined that all of those signs and seasons are for the Jewish people only. However, consider that God created all of those indicators long before the Jewish people even…

What If Facebook is the New Church and Google is the New God?

Several years ago, I was living outside Boston and working at a prestigious, but very secular, university. I was fully immersed in a secular world, a secular job, a secular society. I was living a life that was very much of the world, doing things my way and getting it all wrong. That's when my world started falling apart. God was shaking everything, stripping it all down so that there would just be me and Him left. But first, when I was hurting and looking for answers, I Googled it. I recall the day vividly, sitting in my…

The Eclipse: Is It A Sign of the End Times?

Is it the end times or will everything continue just as it has all these years... will Messiah ever return? I admit I have gotten caught up in a few people's teachings on end times and seasons and harbingers and moons and whatnot in the past, but honestly, I tired of all the "this is really it!" announcements and stopped paying attention. That's why when similar teachings arose about this solar eclipse, I didn't have the energy to get involved, no matter how much I actually do believe that God uses nature to…

The New Shift in the Church: Why It’s Nothing to Fear

So, one of your friends or fellow believers is talking about the Lord's feasts, Sabbath, celebrating things like Passover and Feast of Tabernacles, maybe they're keeping the laws of God, starting to follow Old Testament dietary laws or refusing to participate in things like Christmas too. You're worried about them being so legalistic and wandering from the freedom we have in Christ. You're concerned that as they follow all these laws from the Old Testament that they may be walking away from the salvation of Christ and…

Five of the Most Life-Changing Books I’ve Ever Read

Every once in a while you come across a book that is more than just good reading material. It’s not just frivolous beach reading, but a life changing experience that you’ll be oh so thankful you read. When I find one of these books, I usually can’t put them down, nor can I help but tell everyone I know about them. These are the books that make my short list of life-changing reading material. With seven kids, I don’t get to read as often as I’d like anymore, but these books have been profoundly life-altering for me.…

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Kids’ Relationships with God

School is out and the kids are already bored. You wake up each morning wondering how you're going to keep your kids busy again today! So why not use this summer as an opportunity to teach them more about God, and to strengthen the relationship of each family member with our Heavenly Father. Here's a few ideas how you can: One of my favorite ways to remind my children about our God is to get outside and use His creation to teach them about him. A walk in the woods or a camping trip can offer a host of Biblical…

It’s Time to Go Over the Edge

We are that family... you know the one. We're the ones who obey scripture even when it makes others uncomfortable, even church folks. We're the ones who homeschool, are kinda crunchy, help others even when it hurts, and aren't afraid of a big adventure. We're aren't everyone's cup 'o joe, but life over the edge is where it starts to get good.
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