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Witness Well

Pain can be an entry point to start spiritual conversations

Redeemed souls who believe in Jesus Christ are not immune to pain. Doctors can prescribe medication and counselors can provide emotional healing. But pain doesn’t go away easily. Chronic discomfort or emotional turmoil can cause any person to desperately seek answers and solutions. Believing in Christ means trusting that God knows our pain. Our greater …

Starting spiritual conversations with prayer

Be still and know that God is God and I am not. Be quiet and listen to his promises. Stillness and quiet are adequate descriptions of contemplative prayer. It’s more about what we receive from God rather than what we give him. It’s more about his voice that resonates in our hearts rather than giving …

Start spiritual conversations by sticking to the basics

“It’s best to remain silent and be thought of a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”  “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” (Proverbs 17:28) If silence is golden and a silver tongue commands respect, then why do I tend to open …

Starting spiritual conversations

Most people consider themselves spiritual. There is a desire for inner peace, harmony with body and soul, or a reconnection with a higher power. While many spiritual paths are offered, few provided satisfying solutions. And sadly, there is a growing reluctance to seek out a Christian church to find answers. We seem to be arriving …

Making new year resolutions that are lasting

I listened to a podcast recently about why people complain so much. In the big picture, many of our complaints can appear inconsequential. It’s an outward cry of an inward focus on thoughts and attitudes. Let’s confess that our human nature is drawn to look at what the world has to offer to solve what …

The greatest Christmas story never told

We are familiar with the Christmas story in Luke 2, but there is another Christmas story in the Bible that can be just as powerful.

Witnessing Christ during Christmas

What can Christians say to proclaim the gospel message during Christmas and invite people to come to church on Christmas Eve?

Words God gives us when confronting fear

When confronted with fear, feeling overwhelmed, tempted to give up or give in, we are given these words from God: Don’t fear Stand firm You will see These are not buzzwords but promises. Words glistening with meaning and power. Not just suggestions, but assurances given in the face of adversity. These words are perfectly reliable …