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Marked for Life, Made to Live

We're bombarded with ads that tell us we'll be happier with a drink in our hands, a diamond on her finger, an in-home theatre, and better-smelling armpits. I'm not immune to it — I still fight the temptation to compare myself to others. But, here's what I try to remember.

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Remembering and Thankful

I heard it again this week in an online talk — “Remember your baptism.” Say what? Yes — Remember. Do you consciously remember that you were baptized?

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Relational Faith

Like Jonah, all of us are created to be in relationship. We thrive in communities where we are both held accountable when we need reminding, and held in loving arms when we need comfort.

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Simple Things

The matchbox car, placed in the church mailbox belonging to Kyle’s family, contained the following note: “Kyle, praying for you. Pastor John.”

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Pressure?

I don’t want to pressure him, yet at the same time I want to guide him and lead him in his faith formation. I want to help him learn to be a disciple of Jesus. It’s a fine balance for sure. I’m doing my best to walk the balance, not pushing too hard...

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Recommended Web Links

Some of the most thought-provoking faith formation and discipleship blog posts, online articles, book reviews and other resources from around the internet this week.

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Passing Faith to the Next Generation

Christian parents everywhere want their children to follow Jesus. We often wish that there was a silver bullet of some sort or a simple set of procedures for parents to follow to ensure that our children have faith.

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Do We Have to Vacate?

As summer approaches, I've been reflecting on a subtle language shift around summer plans. Can we recover a glimpse of creational goodness by altering our language from summer vacations toward summer "holy-days"?

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Bravo! Bravo!

Unbeknownst to me, I was doing what I now know is called faith formation. I was walking along side of them. I was helping them to grow and understand themselves, the world around them, their faith...

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Celebrating Disorganization

For what seemed to be a brief while (to me) there was a bit of a trend in the Church to abhor "planning" as a way of "stifling the Spirit." But has this short little trend been replaced with too much "order", "planning", and "professionalism"?

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