The Praying Mantis: How One of God's Smallest Creations Might Help Us Heal

The Praying Mantis: How One of God's Smallest Creations Might Help Us Heal

The praying mantis sees you. He’s not scared because his wits are about him, and he knows the best way to evade predatory threats is to stay true to itself. To not run, not scamper away for shelter under a rock or a gathering of leaves on the forest floor. No, the praying mantis will not waver its position there. It is designed to move only as the branch it sits upon moves. The mantis is patient, focused, and confident.

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The Gospel of the Man in Black

The Gospel of the Man in Black

Johnny Cash would be 85 years old today if he were still around. His legacy obviously lives on through his songs. But unlike most great musicians who pass on and leave a legacy of little more than great musical artistry, Cash did more. His legacy was loving those that nobody else would dare love. His legacy was connecting with those nobody else dared to connect with.

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Making God Jealous or: "God Never Likes My Instagram Posts!"

Making God Jealous or: "God Never Likes My Instagram Posts!"

The drama of high school opposite sex relationships is real. It may not seem like it now, but place yourself back in that time in your life (even if that means walking back 20 years in time like myself). You dated someone, and you broke up with them or they broke up with you and before you realized it, you were in the "I've moved on and found someone better than you" game.

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5 Reasons Men Should Serve in Children's Ministry

5 Reasons Men Should Serve in Children's Ministry

Pick any typical evangelical church in America on any given Sunday. Walk down the halls where the youngest of children are fluttering about: some crying, some playing, and some deep in thought about that morning's Bible lesson. Peek into the individual classrooms. See the babies being rocked, toddlers stumbling around, and the preschool kids singing worship songs. Then amidst all the sweet busyness of the children's ministry, ask yourself one painfully obvious question: where are all the men?

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What if I (Cause You to) Stumble?

What if I (Cause You to) Stumble?

Twenty years ago, DC Talk released an album that would turn the contemporary Christian music world on its head. Jesus Freak, a record as outstanding as its simple title would suggest, boasted numerous hits. Of all the songs 90’s youth group kids were spiritually compelled by, none connected so well as the song What If I Stumble?

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Lecrae Is a Much Welcomed "Anomaly"

Lecrae Is a Much Welcomed "Anomaly"

The key may be avoiding selling out to either side of the proverbial religious fence. Lecrae does a phenomenal job of creating quality rhymes mixed with sounds and guest vocalists like you would hear on many secular albums. He isn't afraid of approaching topics many Christian rappers before didn't touch. Like Lecrae himself says "Music doesn't need to be categorized, it just needs to be good." 

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