Category Archives of : Faithful Discussions

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Celebration in Preaching

I am just about to complete another 2.5 weeks in Chicago as a student of the ACTS DMin in Preaching Program (an excellent doctoral program for those of you who might be interested!!) As a student of this program, I have been blessed with the opportunity to sit down with some of the great minds […]

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A Verse a Book Project

I had this idea a few months ago.  I wanted to help my daughters dig a little deeper in the Bible.  They already know a lot of the stories and we have already read through a couple of Children’s Bibles with them (my new favorite HERE), but I wanted to help them look at the different […]

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Tell a Better Story

Stories are fascinating.  They are verbal snapshots of our world.  They are powerful auditory images that get stuck in our heads.  Stories can inform or distract, reveal or conceal.  Stories captivate us. Stories shape our understanding.  Stories have the power to create within our world.  The world began when God spoke.  The world continues as […]

Your Elevator Speech

Your Elevator Speech

Reverend Joan Gray – former moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – once wrote: Since I’ve heard this, I have been captivated by this idea of an “elevator speech” and it has piqued my curiosity in other arenas.  The idea that you only have a short amount of time or words to succinctly state something […]