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The True Vine: a Metaphor from John 15

The True Vine: a Metaphor from John 15

A Vinedresser of a working vineyard shares the interlinked relationship of the branches, Vine and Vinedresser from the “I Am the True Vine” metaphor in the book of John. Pam Farrel shares from her experience as a Vinedresser whose daily care of the vine caused branches to bear more fruit. She also demonstrates how you can creatively bring this passage of scripture to life through your Bible study and more fully understand Jesus’ role as the Vine and God’s role as the Vinedresser.

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12 Reasons to Return to Our Roots

12 Reasons to Return to Our Roots

With the change of seasons upon us, the Lord has had me consider the importance of us going back to our roots. Our roots impact our past, present and future. Returning to our roots helps us understand where we came from, what is valuable and what path to take in the future. We can appreciate what makes us unique and the calling God has on our lives.

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29 Best Christian Books to Gift and Read

29 Best Christian Books to Gift and Read

I love to read a great book, and when I do, I love to share it with friends so they can be blessed too. As a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, I often get asked to share resources to help others with whatever battle they are facing. As a podcast host, I have the opportunity to read many books written by the guests I interview on the program. I think an impactful book makes a great gift, so as we lead up to the holidays, I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite reads and best books to gift and read from the past year or two.

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Dear Mom, It Isn’t a Competition

Dear Mom, It Isn’t a Competition

The holidays are always tinged with more than a bit of stress for most of us. Do you look at what others are doing and feel “less than” in comparison? These tips will help you overcome the need to compete so you can stress less at Christmas. Because guess what, mom? It doesn’t have to be a competition. Tama Fortner shares how we can better manage the holidays, focus on the real reason for the season and enjoy the freedom that brings.

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Putting REST in the Christmas Holiday RUSH

Putting REST in the Christmas Holiday RUSH

Resting during the Christmas holidays. Is that even possible? If the thought of the approaching Christmas holiday makes you feel overwhelmed, you’ll want to read more! Marci Seither shares 4 ways you can be intentional about putting rest in the Christmas holiday rush. She breaks it down into a convenient acrostic that makes it easy to remember so you can actually REST.

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3 Ways to Trust God with Decision Making (and Mean It)

3 Ways to Trust God with Decision Making (and Mean It)

Trust God. We hear those words often and see them plastered all over on social media. Maybe you’ve even given them as advice to others. But, do you really know how to trust God, especially with your decision-making? Does your life show it when the hard times come? Kristine Brown shares with us 3 ways she learned to trust God with her decision making, and mean it.

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