Stories

Does God Have a Bigger Story for Your Life?

Does God Have a Bigger Story for Your Life?

With Christmas approaching and life feeling a little crazy, it can be easy to get mired in details and frustrations of life and to miss the bigg...

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Don’t Let Debt Steal Christ from Your Christmas

Don’t Let Debt Steal Christ from Your Christmas

We call it the most wonderful time of the year, the time we celebrate the birth of our Savior. But for many, the rapidly approaching Christmas s...

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Being the Church, Moving People — through the Moving Ministry

Being the Church, Moving People — through the Moving Ministry

In November 2013, my wife and I unexpectedly found ourselves needing to quickly move. With no family close by and young sons, we desperately nee...

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When Someone Asks for Something You Have

When Someone Asks for Something You Have

This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for ...

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Do You Want Us To Pick You Up?

Do You Want Us To Pick You Up?

Allen Collins was living through some of the worst times of his life when he met Jeff Powers.

Through a series of devastating events, Al...

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Celebrate Recovery: ‘You Have No Idea the Compassion I’ve Felt’

Celebrate Recovery: ‘You Have No Idea the Compassion I’ve Felt’

I always felt something was missing.

I felt broken inside. I wanted to get better. I wanted to be that person. But I made bad choices ...

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Divine Setups

Divine Setups

Since becoming a Christ follower in my late 20s, God has continually shown me His sense of humor. I never planned on becoming a Christian. Those...

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Packing Up My Office

Packing Up My Office

I started packing my office this week. My last day on staff here at Blue Ridge will be August 31.

The people of Blue Ridge have shown me...

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5 Great Ways To Serve Others

5 Great Ways To Serve Others

With each season comes a particular rhythm. Summer steams in with sun and surf and sweat. Days seem to slip one into another.

Fall feels...

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Your Work Can Be Your Ministry

Your Work Can Be Your Ministry

Most of us will spend 80,000 hours at work during our lifetime. For many of us, it feels like we have little time for anything else, including m...

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What Happened When She Quit Trying To Fix Her Marriage

What Happened When She Quit Trying To Fix Her Marriage

Evelyn Jones worked hard and accomplished much, but was essentially an unhappy person. She hoped finding love would change that.

“I went...

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You’ll Be Glad You Did: Choosing To Serve

You’ll Be Glad You Did: Choosing To Serve

Over the years, I’ve learned the secret to loving serving.

See, I haven’t always thought of it as something essential. In the church wh...

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