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Ruth: Uncovering the Power of Vulnerability, Risk, and Story

In this episode, Whit and Lyndsey discuss the power of story, how to make sense of the seemingly risqué actions of Ruth, complete submission and vulnerability, and how it all points to Jesus. Check it Out: We are story-driven creatures. As humans, we have an insatiable appetite for stories. Think about it: how much of … Continue reading “Ruth: Uncovering the Power of Vulnerability, Risk, and Story”

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The Prayer of Examen: Prayer for Your Every Day

By Pre-Dr Casey Shirley  1O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. … Continue reading “The Prayer of Examen: Prayer for Your Every Day”

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Walking With the Lord (Literally) – The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

Lace up your shoes – we’re going on a walk! In this episode, Heather shares about her transformative experience walking the Camino Santiago pilgrimage – a route from Portugal to Spain that ends where the Apostle James is buried. Throughout her 170 mile walk, Heather found solace in the simplicity of being present in the … Continue reading “Walking With the Lord (Literally) – The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage”

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Ruth & Naomi: Following God in Hard Times

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope or plan. When we face loss and disappointment, we may question if God is who He says He is. We can learn a lot about facing adversity from the story of Ruth and Naomi, who both lose everything they have but continue to move toward God. … Continue reading “Ruth & Naomi: Following God in Hard Times”

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Reading Ruth: What’s Going on In The Old Testament

Getting the most out of reading the book of Ruth requires understanding what’s going on in the rest of the Old Testament. Before reading a book like Ruth, it’s important to ask some questions: Where does the book fall in the larger story of scripture? What was it like to live during the time this … Continue reading “Reading Ruth: What’s Going on In The Old Testament”

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How God Works Through People and Places

To read the story of Ruth as a romantic love story is to miss the full picture of God’s faithfulness in horrific circumstances. It is about love — but the covenantal, sacrificial kind of Ruth to Naomi and God to His people. In the second part of their conversation about Ruth, Whit and Casey explore … Continue reading “How God Works Through People and Places”

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Recognizing God’s Voice

Have you ever felt like God speaks more clearly to others than to you? In the noise of life, discerning God’s voice can be a challenge. But we have good news: you can get better at recognizing God’s voice! In this episode, Spiritual Formation Pastors Casey Shirley and Blake Zimmerman talk about how God speaks … Continue reading “Recognizing God’s Voice”

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Raising Kids That Get Along

As parents, one of our greatest desires is to see our children not only get along but also develop long-lasting bonds that last their whole lives. How do we help our kids want to stay close to us and to each other? In this episode, Heather and Jamie get vulnerable about their own sibling dynamics, … Continue reading “Raising Kids That Get Along”

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How to Love Your Bible

A lot of us respect the Bible but if we’re honest with ourselves, we struggle to love it. We haven’t learned to “consume” what’s spiritually nourishing. Scripture is not just literature; it’s spiritual fuel, essential for our growth and vitality. In this episode, Whit and Casey discuss how to learn and grow in our understanding … Continue reading “How to Love Your Bible”

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How to Hear God

How can we hear God in a world filled with distractions and doubts? We often want a miraculous, burning bush moment. But what if God is speaking through the ordinary, day-to-day? In this episode, Whit and Casey explore the pivotal role of wisdom, the common pitfalls we encounter in seeking His voice, and their own … Continue reading “How to Hear God”

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