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Psalm 32: A Surprising Path to Blessing

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Psalm 2: Looking For A King

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Psalm 1: Becoming a Tree of Life

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Breaking Up—How to handle the end of a relationship

What do you think of when you hear the word boundary? Do you think of a brick wall? A termination of your relationship? Or a sign of rejection?

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Psalm 32: A Surprising Path to Blessing

Let’s talk about your new favorite topic: How to read ancient Hebrew poetry. Don’t leave. Seriously, you’ll be good at this and you’ll be happy you kept reading. If you want to skip straight to the funny story, scroll down to “I had just started dating…”

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Boundaries don’t have to suck

What do you think of when you hear the word boundary? Do you think of a brick wall? A termination of your relationship? Or a sign of rejection?

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Psalm 2: Looking For A King

I loved fairytales when I was a kid. (I still do. Give me Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia any day and I’m a happy camper.) I loved getting lost in a make-believe world where anything was possible. In that world, the limitations of being a kid were of little consequence.

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Staying friends even when you disagree

How do you establish who you are apart from your parents? What if your family and friends disagree with your beliefs, values, or goals? Can you still stay close? What about making friends—can you be friends with someone with differing political views, a different lifestyle, or other beliefs than you?

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Psalm 1: Becoming a Tree of Life

If you missed the last blog post introducing the Book of Psalms, we made an observation that is going to help us as we embark on a journey through some specific psalms in the weeks to come, and that observation is this: The Psalms teach us how to live by teaching us how to pray.

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Toxic People and How to Deal

How do you deal with toxic people? You're probably thinking, "Ditch 'em." And we don't blame you, but as you bounce from friendship to friendship, you'll likely find that everyone has some toxicity.

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The Book Of Psalms: An Introduction

Have you ever gone to church before and thought, “I wish I could bottle this feeling up and take it home with me”? Whether it was the tangible presence of the Lord during the bridge of your favorite song, the insightful preaching of the biblical text, or the encouragement that comes from gathering together with other believers, we can often leave church with a tinge of sadness, knowing that such an experience comes only once every seven days.

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Help! I’ve Got Trust Issues

We’ve all experienced hurt, betrayal, and brokenness in our relationships. Unresolved hurt almost always leads to trust issues. So, how do we love like we’ve never been hurt?

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3 Ways to Respond to Brokenness

When followers of Jesus come face to face with brokenness, what do we do? Maybe for you, brokenness stirs up feelings that you're not quite sure what to do with or you don't quite understand how to engage it.

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Why is it so hard to make friends?

Why is making friends so hard? Like, don’t we all just want to be known? The desire to be seen, understood, and heard is hardwired in all of us. So why do we cringe at the idea of putting ourselves out there? 

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An Invitation To Behold

Sometimes on Saturday mornings our bedroom door cracks open and I see the shadowy outline of tousled hair and an oversized t-shirt sneak into our room. This small visitor crawls quietly between me and my husband, as the early morning light peaks over the window sill. Everything is quiet.

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HELP! I don’t have any friends 

This season, we’re dialing in and dedicating to making, managing, and molding close, personal friendships. Let's get started! 

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Reignite Your Hope

Imagine if your deepest disappointments could be reframed to look like hope. “Any more questions?” my doctor asked me at the end of a routine check-up during my pregnancy with my second daughter. Tears welled up and began running down my cheeks. I knew this wasn’t the response he was expecting. Our lighthearted meeting suddenly turned serious.

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When Doubt Comes Home

There is a growing cultural phenomenon taking place in the Western Church at the moment. Over the past couple of decades, due to a wide variety of factors and influences, a new “rite of passage” has emerged within Christianity: deconstructing the faith we grew up with.

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The Surprising Meaning of Disappointment

Disappointment isn't always what it seems. What if your disappointment is an opportunity for a divine appointment? Could it be that God really does want to meet us right at the place our expectations meet reality? If you’re currently in the middle of such a crossroads, this sounds trite. Offensive even. I invite you to keep reading.

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Success In Our Failure

In 1997, Nike released Failure, a dramatized ad many consider to be one of the most inspirational of all time. It was the year Michael Jordan began his famous last season with the Chicago Bulls en route to a 6th NBA title and second 3-peat, adding merit to claims that he would be known as the greatest basketball player of all time.

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Hurry Up and Slow Down

The surprising story of "hurry up” in scripture is to hurry up and slow down. When you feel pressure to deliver, “get there on time”, get results, and win at life, remember the real message behind that pressure is an invitation to be with Jesus.

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The Victory of Jesus

When I think about victory, I have a vivid flashback to something I did A LOT when I was a kid. Growing up, I would challenge my brother to races all the time, but I was so terrified of losing that right when the race began, I would stick out my arm and start pushing … Continue reading "The Victory of Jesus"

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The Forgiveness of Jesus

Have you decided what you’re wearing this Easter? Church on the Move has traditionally been a church that de-emphasizes Sunday morning fashion (seriously, come as you are), but when I think about Easter, I personally can’t help but think about clothes. True confession: I loved dressing up for Easter as a kid. I mean look … Continue reading "The Forgiveness of Jesus"

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And That’s a Wrap: A Q&A to End Season One

Answering your questions on depression, loving the LGBTQ community, setting boundaries, and making friends.

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Church Hurt: Is it time to leave? 

If you've been on TikTok or Instagram lately, you've likely seen countless videos, meme accounts, and stories about church hurt. For the last episode of season one, Whit and Adam explore church hurt and what to do about it. 

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The Unexpected Power Of Jesus

If I was looking for someone I thought could save the world, I don’t know if I would be looking for someone like Jesus. I don’t know if any of us would have been looking for Jesus. His own people, closest friends, and family didn’t recognize Him as the one they desperately needed. He wasn’t … Continue reading "The Unexpected Power Of Jesus"

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Counseling: What To Expect and When To Go

Okay, so maybe you’ve had the thought, “Should I go to counseling?” But quickly shrugged it off with a “Nahhhh, I already know all my issues. I don’t need someone else to know them.” Or maybe you’ve already made an appointment, but you’re nervous about what to expect. Like, what if you see someone there! 

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True Lies: “Your past does not define you.”

You've probably heard someone say, "Your past does not define you," which is kind of true. It doesn't define, but it does affect you. In this season of Spirit In Motion, we're looking at "true lies." True lies are things that we say that have a hint of truth but ultimately have been misunderstood.

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The Love of Jesus

If you knew you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do? No, really. Think about it. What would you do? Odds are your day would include time spent with family, friends, plenty of good food, maybe a fun adventure or two, and Tillamook Mudslide ice cream (okay, that last one is just … Continue reading "The Love of Jesus"

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Depression: Bringing to Light the Lingering Sadness

In this episode of Life In Motion, Jamie Jobe opens up and brings to light her story with major depressive disorder. 

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Identity and the Lie of “Follow your dreams”

We're not trying to be anti-inspirational this week, but... "you should follow your dreams" is a lie... What do we mean by that? Well, the problem with statements like "Follow your dreams", "BE YOUR OWN HERO", "You be you", is that they're crushing us. They put unhealthy pressure on us to figure out who we are, be a unique person, choose the right career path, and make choices that will lead to LIVING OUR BEST LIFE. 

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Why Do We Give? by Chris Turner

If you’ve grown up in church, you might take it for granted. If you haven’t grown up in church, you might wonder what this whole giving thing is all about. What is behind the heart of generosity and why is it essential to the church?

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Lost Dreams: How to recognize, embrace, and grieve them well.

In this episode of Life in Motion, Heather and Jamie discuss the loss of dreams; recognizing and coping with them, and how to properly grieve them.

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“Porn is a victimless crime”

Is porn a victimless crime? Culture has been exploring what is acceptable sexually since... well, forever. The truth is, everyone draws the line sexually somewhere. So, where do you draw the line? Is pornography acceptable?

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How to Read the Bible by Casey Shirley

When I was growing up, I thought I knew how to read the Bible. I would open it up to somewhere near the end because someone told me the most important stuff was in the short books near the back and memorized verses, took notes, listened to sermons, and I knew all the right Old Testament stories. 

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Questions on Parenting and Pornography

Heather and Jamie love to bring people together. So naturally, their podcast is a place where they want to do the same. Every season, we set aside episodes to hear from YOU and answer your questions—this is one of those episodes. 

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What is Discipleship? by Lee Martin

I love to climb mountains. It’s been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. A couple years ago, my best friend and I got to climb one of our dream summits, Mount Rainier, in Washington state. Mt. Rainier is one of North America’s premier mountain climbs, in part, because the whole upper half

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True lies: “The church is not a building.”

With the rise of online gatherings, there's no doubt you've heard someone say, "The church is not a building." But if the church isn't a building, then what is it? We live in a time with access to more churches, sermons, resources than ever before, so the question is, "Why church?" Why would someone physically go to a church building in 2021?

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What do you do with grief?

In this episode of Life In Motion, Heather and Jamie share their personal stories of grief, how they drifted through it, and how they eventually got to the other side of it.

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True Lies: “Christians should be ready to defend their beliefs”

Today, we’re looking at the idea that, “Christians should be ready to defend their beliefs.” We like to call a statement like that a true lie. There’s a hint of truth to it, but ultimately the idea has resulted in a misunderstood, broken concept… a true lie.  Defending our beliefs is an interesting topic right … Continue reading "True Lies: “Christians should be ready to defend their beliefs”"

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“Busy” is No Badge of Honor

Being busy is an issue underneath so many problems in our lives. We’re trained to fill our time. We wear “busy” as a badge of honor, but we have to learn to surrender our schedules if we want to love others well. In this episode, Jamie and Heather explore hurry and how you can slow … Continue reading "“Busy” is No Badge of Honor"

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Rest Over Hurry by Amanda Torres

Ever heard of it? I bet you’ve felt it. It’s a real thing and it turns out that most of us have it. How many times do you find yourself speeding through traffic or evaluating which line at the store is the shortest to save time? We are living in a hurried world and we’re slowly deteriorating … Continue reading "Rest Over Hurry by Amanda Torres"

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If I follow Jesus, everything will be easy.

In this week’s episode, Whit George and Adam Bush discuss the questions, “What’s the point of pain?” “Why do bad things happen to good people?” We’re looking at the idea that “if you follow Jesus, everything will be easy.” We like to call a statement like that a true lie. There’s a hint of truth to it, but ultimately the idea has resulted in a misunderstood, broken concept … a true lie. 

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Peace Over Anxiety by Lyndsey Vigil

Let’s talk about putting peace over anxiety!  I’ve been actively working on putting peace over anxiety in my life for about 4 years now. God has worked through counselors, Doctors, Small Groups, friends, and family to introduce me to new practices and new thinking, and I want to share some of those practices with you … Continue reading "Peace Over Anxiety by Lyndsey Vigil"

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Intimacy Over Porn by Blaine Bartel

Let’s talk about porn—Have you ever held a loaded gun? I have. Except someone told me and swore on their life that it was unloaded. So I believed them and when they encouraged me to take aim and pull the trigger, I did. Can you guess what happened? BOOM. Friends, the problem with playing with an … Continue reading "Intimacy Over Porn by Blaine Bartel"

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Porn Is the Problem Pt. 2

Pornography brings about pain.  It destroys marriages, places expectations and judgments on bodies, takes away the sanctity and beauty of sex within a marriage, and it brings children into a world of temptation and addiction well before their time. Our children, ultimately, are the ones who pay the price of porn, unless we protect them. … Continue reading "Porn Is the Problem Pt. 2"

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Porn Is the Problem Pt. 1

Pornography brings about pain.  It destroys marriages, places expectations and judgments on bodies, takes away the sanctity and beauty of sex within a marriage, and it brings children into a world of temptation and addiction well before their time. Our children, ultimately, are the ones who pay the price of porn, unless we protect them. … Continue reading "Porn Is the Problem Pt. 1"

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Have you met the real Jesus?

Have you met the real Jesus? One way to tell is by looking at how you treat people or think about yourself—it's a direct expression of the way God is working in you. To put it plainly, our love for God is expressed in our love for other people.

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About Church

Maybe you know this… maybe you don’t but In Motion is the content platform of Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We put together the church blog category for content related to our church and help answer questions our readers might have about who we are and what we do. A family of churches … Continue reading "About Church"

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About Going Deeper: Exploring the Life of Jesus

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through.

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Contentment Over Materialism by Hannah Zapf

Let’s talk about contentment—Do you ever wonder why you always want the new iPhone? Why you want a new car when yours still runs great? Why you want to go to Target when you feel sad? They say the average American sees over 5,000 ads per day. Our society is overrun with consumerism that is … Continue reading "Contentment Over Materialism by Hannah Zapf"

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$hopping, $pending & $atisfaction

 With Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Amazon, and buy online/pick up in store, it’s never been easier to spend, to buy, to find satisfaction in something other than God. You probably find yourself buying things or even just filling an online basket when you’re angry or bored or frustrated or feeling less than. Maybe you’re … Continue reading "$hopping, $pending & $atisfaction"

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COVID: How Has Your Church Changed?

COVID-19 has been such a valuable opportunity for the church to step up in a hurting world but it has also presented new challenges. The question at the top of our mind has been: How do we continue to be the church and provide in-person services safely? We developed a comprehensive plan in partnership with … Continue reading "COVID: How Has Your Church Changed?"

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Anxiety: What to do when you don’t know what to do

For some of us anxiety is an every now and then feeling, triggered by the environment we’re in. But for others, anxiety is a crippling emotion controlling every aspect of our lives. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you’re on, the first step in finding peace is being honest with someone. Finding peace takes … Continue reading "Anxiety: What to do when you don’t know what to do"

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Issues: We’ve all got them… so let’s talk about them

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through. We’re calling this first season, “We’ve got issues.” In this episode, Heather and Jamie share their stories and talk about marriage, regret, fighting, … Continue reading "Issues: We’ve all got them… so let’s talk about them"

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About Life In Motion

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through.

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About In Motion

In Motion is the content platform of Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma where we explore who Jesus is and how His life changes ours. You are constantly in motion… With each day, decision, and moment of life we are moving toward something. We want the thing/idea/person that you are moving toward to be … Continue reading "About In Motion"

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About Spirit In Motion

Spirit In Motion is a podcast hosted by Whit George and Adam Bush where they talk about their spiritual journeys and attempt to make sense of it all. It’s not often that you get to hear pastors be as honest and open as Whit and Adam are on this podcast. WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? … Continue reading "About Spirit In Motion"

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FAQ: What Kind of Safety Plans Do You Have?

Safety is something we take seriously at Church on the Move. The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought new attention to health and cleaning standards. Natural disasters continue to require us to have emergency plans. Violence in public spaces has sensitized us to the need for safety plans around worship or ministry disruptions. We sat down with three … Continue reading "FAQ: What Kind of Safety Plans Do You Have?"

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FAQ: What Are Small Groups?

If you are interested in small groups, you might be looking for community or a way to get connected. The best first step to getting plugged in is to attend Next Move. Next Steps Pastor Priscilla Shields says, “Next Move is the on-ramp to the church.” If you walk into any of our churches for the … Continue reading "FAQ: What Are Small Groups?"

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