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How to Live in the Present

Margaret —  December 25, 2013 — 42 Comments

How to Live in the Present

If only I can get through this season of life.

I just can’t wait until graduation... finances are in order… life becomes easier.

Counting down the days until vacation.

I wish I had a spouse… a child… a family…a job.

I’ve been known to whisper a few of those things before. How about you?

Even as children of God, we can be guilty of wishing away seasons of life. Instead of engaging in the present, our eyes are glued to the future.

We can miss out on the grace available to us right here. Right now.

Today, will you accept the challenge to live fully in the moment?

Here are 4 ways to begin living present starting today: Continue Reading...

10 Links to Leave You Smiling Today

1. Joy abounds. Worship with THIS today. Chris Tomlin takes the stage with worship leaders from around the world: [Tweet this]

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30 Ways You Can HEART Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.

It's a great time to say "thank you" to anyone and everyone on your church staff, including volunteers.

Here are 30 ways you can show your pastor encouragement, but don't be too shy to express the love to everyone who is working at your church:

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Everything I Didn’t Know About Life, I Learned From the Internet-10 Must-Read Links To Make You Laugh, Love, & Think

1. Brilliant insights. "Our presentism bias – anchored in the belief that if it isn’t at the top of Google, it doesn’t matter, and if it isn’t Googleable at all, it doesn’t exist – perpetuates our arrogance that no one has ever grappled with the issues we’re grappling with. Which of course is tragically untrue." Check it out: [Tweet this]

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2. Need a laugh? Watch this adorable pug climb the stairs: [Tweet this] Continue Reading...

When God’s Love Feels Distant

Sometimes it may feel like God is a million miles away when you need his love the most. What do you do? Where do you go when God seems so distant?

I find hope and freedom by returning to the beginning: Genesis.

Genesis is the greatest love story ever told because it reminds us of God’s love for humankind. [Tweet this]

For you. For me.

It cannot be stopped.

Over 200 people from over 35 states and three countries are joining us as we plunge into John and Genesis during the online Summer Bible Study at

Even if you missed the study on John, will you join us as we adventure through Genesis? God desperately wants to remind you of his fierce love for you and encourage you to be an expression of his love to others.

On July 22, we will begin studying the Book of Genesis, using the accompanying DVD Bible study: Pursuing God’s Love: Stories from the Book of Genesis filmed in breathtaking Colorado (but I may be a little biased).

You may be asking, But Margaret, why pursue God’s love? Continue Reading...