6 Christmas Myths of the Magi

6 Christmas Myths of the Magi

By Matt Friend The Christmas story is a true story. History, logic, fulfilled prophecy, and the spiritual experience of changed lives have left behind a smoking gun. However, not everything we’ve been told about the Christmas story is true. In particular, here are six...
5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving More Meaningful

5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving More Meaningful

By Matt Friend Could your Thanksgiving use more spice? I’m not referring to the turkey, stuffing, gravy, cornbread, or pumpkin pie—unless, of course, any of those tastes significantly bland. (In that case, yes, add some spice!) But I am curious… Do you wish your...
4 Tips for Raising Your Child

4 Tips for Raising Your Child

By Matt Friend With great pomp and circumstance that little bundle of joy (and tax deduction!) is born into your world. Whether you brought your baby home from the hospital or adopted him or her sometime later, the question niggles at your mind and won’t go...
Why Do Bad Things Happen? 7 Answers

Why Do Bad Things Happen? 7 Answers

By Matt Friend Why cancer? Why tsunamis? Why mass shootings? Why do bad things happen in the world? The answers are as multifaceted as the questions… #1 – God is Sovereign God’s sovereignty is one of the most comforting truths taught in the Bible. God has a plan...
You’re More Known Than You Think

You’re More Known Than You Think

By Matt Friend If you could trade places with someone famous, who would you pick? Maybe you’d love to be known as the world’s greatest basketball player or business mogul. Perhaps you’d trade places with Joanna Gaines and paint your picture around the Silos. It’s...
What’s Their Secret?

What’s Their Secret?

By Matt Friend Do you know two Christians who always seem to get along? I’ve met plenty who couldn’t, and you probably have as well. (Depending on the day, I sometimes don’t get along with myself.) However, during my journey on this third rock from the sun, I’ve been...
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