Melanie's Blog

20 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

November 18, 2019

Christmas is around the corner, and with it comes the promise of good times with family, church and friends. When I think of this time of year, I think of Christmas music, movies, lights, decorating, baking, gifts,

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8 Ways a Church Can Assist With Mental Health

September 26, 2019

As churches, we often encounter people who are dealing with a wide range of mental troubles from mild anxiety or depression to dangerous thoughts that lead to actions of abuse, suicide or murder. Mental health is

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Persecuted Much?

September 26, 2019

“People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do that, know that great blessings belong to you." Matthew 5:11-12 ERV   We have a

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Created For Community

August 29, 2019

Our Father created us for community, kingdom community. A community is a group of people who share characteristics, interests, goals and attitudes. We see the concept of community in the Bible in the word fellowship. In

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Do You Love Me?

August 29, 2019

In John 6, many followers had left Jesus. Not everyone thinks about how a leader feels when followers decide to pull away or pull others away from their leadership. Leaders are called to serve – they sacrifice,

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Get The Right Team Around You

August 29, 2019

Do you want to do big things for God? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to see lives changed? Whether you are in ministry or the marketplace, God gave you a dream because He

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