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Is Serving Work?

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Ask me to work somewhere and, even if I don’t know how, I’ll figure out how do it and how to do it well. Ask me where to serve? Now that’s a completely different concept....

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Where Is Your Focus?

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Is serving exhausting? Sometimes. Does it make for a long day for our family? Yes. Would it be easier to just say no? Absolutely. But it is worth it. Not serving means missing out on the joy of being a part of what God is doing in the church body. ...

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The Blessing of Serving

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We expected serving the church to be a drain on us as we had a newborn and a 7-year-old along with a stressful job and busy schedules (as all of us do). But we found the opposite....

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Teaching the Gospel to Three-Year-Olds

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When I first started serving in Providence Kids, I expected to walk in every Sunday and have a bible story ready with some activities or crafts. What I didn’t expect was how much more truth I got out of preparing and teaching each week....

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Five Things Singles Wish Married Couples Knew

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As we’ve been going through 1 Corinthians, we’ve talked a lot about marriage and singleness. Ever since we looked at 1 Corinthians 7, I’ve had really interesting conversations with my single and married friends, and thought it might be helpful to share a few things singles wish married couples knew, along with bits of my own story....

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Accepting Grace

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Have you been here before? A friend offers to pay for you, or you are complimented, or someone offers you some practical help, yet you feel that you just can’t accept it? You feel uncomfortable or like you need to contribute something. And in one way or another, you decline it. Or accept it reluctantly. What is it about receiving grace that is so hard?...

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