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Scientists Discover Neural Link Between Generosity and Happiness. By Anna Williams on Aug 1, 2017

Scientists Discover Neural Link Between Generosity and Happiness. By Anna Williams on Aug 1, 2017 Link to original article Thorsten Kahnt, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology in the Division of Comprehensive Neurology, was a co-author of the study published in Nature Communications. A new study finds that people who pledged to practice generosity showed greater […]

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5 Lies People Believe About Missionaries. By SAMANTHA CONNERS | 2-9-2017

5 Lies People Believe About Missionaries. By SAMANTHA CONNERS | FEBRUARY 9 2017 Link to original article Twenty years ago, if you had asked me what I pictured when I heard the word “missionary,” I would have described a modern-day John the Baptist. In my mind, missionaries were hairy and dirty, wore clothes that were outdated […]

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Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship. By Kenny Lamm 6-11-16

Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship. By Kenny Lamm 6-11-16 Link to original article  follow this link to expansions on the article Worship leaders around the world are sadly changing their church’s worship (often unintentionally) into a spectator event, and people are not singing any more. Before discussing our present situation, let’s look back […]

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Connecting with college students over break: they’re bringing home more than their laundry

Connecting with college students over break: they’re bringing home more than their laundry link to origional article Parents all over the country are anticipating their young adult kids coming home for the holiday break. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been home since they sent them off and set them up for the college […]

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The ranks of ex-pastors grow as some join ‘nones’ and ‘dones’-JEFF BRUMLEY 10-18-16

The ranks of ex-pastors grow as some join ‘nones’ and ‘dones’.  JEFF BRUMLEY   10-18-16 link to original article Between the notoriously long hours, the unrealistic expectations and the severe stress on health and family, church ministry often becomes too much for many — in fact most — ministers to handle. For some it results […]

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5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often). By Kelley Powell. 9-19-16

5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often). By Kelley Powell. 9-19-16 Sep 19, 2016 Link to original article I love having friends over, but with three kids; big writing dreams; and the never-ending onslaught of preparing and cleaning up breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, snack, and snack, […]

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A Laughing Party. Mark Charles. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. May 4th 2012

A Laughing Party. Mark Charles. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  May 4th 2012 Link to original article Shared with me, by Matt T. “Has your baby laughed?” On the Navajo reservation, that’s a common question posed to parents who have infants around the age of three months. The first laugh of a Navajo child is […]

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3 ESSENTIALS FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Verge Network 9-12-16

3 ESSENTIALS FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.  Verge Network  9-12-16 link to original article Churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders. All three are essential for leaders to be formed through the ministry of a local church. […]

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How Can the Church in the West Embrace Suffering as a Mark of Its Faithfulness? Dr John Armstrong. Act 3 Network

How Can the Church in the West Embrace Suffering as a Mark of Its Faithfulness? By Dr John Armstrong 8-8-16. This was sent by Dr John Armstrong to Act3 Network friends. It is about how, in the west, the church needs to be marked or characterized by suffering. It is a characteristic we need to grow […]

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THE SACRAMENT OF PARTY. Hugh Halter. Verge Network 8-2-16.

THE SACRAMENT OF PARTY. Hugh Halter  Verge Network 8-2-16. Link to original article Somewhere, everywhere, people are connecting socially. From the beginning of time and throughout the scriptures, God’s people patterned their lives around celebration, feasts, social gatherings, levity, story-telling, eating, drinking, laughter, and listening. For God’s ancient fans, levity, sobriety, and a good ol’ fashion […]

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