When Words Hurt

Take a moment of silence and listen. Can you hear it? Muffled stern tones of a feint memory. Your mother scolding you saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”

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Bekah Mead
To Know & Be Known

I have always struggled with the thought of Christianity being labeled a religion. It has just never seemed personal enough to me. Giving your life over to God isn’t about being in a religion or having ‘rules’ to follow. Being a Christian is about knowing and continually drawing nearer to God. Not only should we desire for a close, personal relationship with Him, but…

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Bekah Mead
Justice-In-Justice

That’s Not Fair!”

Whether you look back on your childhood or have children of your own, life never seems to be fair when you’re young. Every little incident turns into a dramatic whirlwind of tears at the invalid “justice system”. It is the type of thing that makes you think back and laugh. Were the circumstances really unfair? Or was the childish mind unable to see outside of its selfish desires?

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Bekah Mead
Guiding and Providing

We have all been there. At our wits end on what to do in a certain circumstance, with seemingly no coherent answer or way out. It is a struggle of body, mind, and soul. Maybe you are struggling financially, seeking a medical diagnosis, or even having family problems. Whatever the case, you so desperately want to find an answer. It is in times like these that we are to

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Bekah Mead
The Inconceivable Holiness of God

Inconceivable!” Yes, I just quoted one of the greatest movies of all time: The Princess Bride. Throughout the movie, Vizzini repetitively uses the word ‘inconceivable’ in a variety of contexts. Finally, Inigo Montoya confronts Vizzini saying, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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Bekah Mead
Marked by Love

One of the greatest parts of being a Christian is that we are marked by love: God’s love. The greatest love that has ever existed; The most vivid example, proving that “God so loved the world.”

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Bekah Mead
The Hardest Saying of Scriptures

I once listened to a message by elder Tom Patton, of Grace Community Church in California, where he claimed the phrase “God so loved the world” as the hardest saying of the Bible. How can this be true? God loves us, I mean, why wouldn’t He? How can God’s love be such a hard saying?

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Bekah Mead
Powerless in the Midwest

“So this is the generator?”

“Yeah, this is it.”

I glanced sideways at my friend Josh Brewer and went quiet for a moment.  He raised his eyebrows and shrugged.

We both looked back at the white, trailer-sized piece of equipment and were quiet for another moment.

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Bekah Mead
Fulfill Your Ministry

The time is Now. Our world is full of individuals who will not listen to sound teaching. No matter how solid the evidence is, the free-thinkers of today will not recognize truth for what it is.

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Bekah Mead
That Crippling Fear

Do you ever feel like you are riding a Spiritual high? Like your faith is soaring, stronger than ever before? Then suddenly something comes along, knocking you down and hitting you harder than ever, like a punch to the gut. Trust me, we have all been there.

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Bekah Mead
This Crazy Life

If you are like me, it is easy to get lost in the bubble of your crazy, hectic life. There are so many things to do: Work, sporting events, family time and don’t forget the need to eat and sleep! The older you get the faster life seems to go.

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Bekah Mead
When You Just Can't Keep it Together

“Hey man, check this out!” My friend Josh Brewer shook my hand and pulled me in for a hug.  Josh is built like a Division One running back, so it was a bit like hugging a wall.  With arms.

“Seriously,” he broke away excitedly, “so we had this meeting with a bunch of the churches in the city last night and it was AWESOME – apparently like thirty years ago they used to have tent revival meetings here every year, and they see this festival as an answer to prayer – like it might be God’s way of reaching the city again for Jesus.”

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Bekah Mead
Power in Unity

There is a certain power behind a team with a common mindset. Although there have been many great teams uniting under a shared goal, there is one team that is the greatest of them all; the team of believers united together through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Bekah Mead
Triune Unity

Unity is important because it is one of the most basic functions of God. All three parts of the Trinity work together to allow us to be in Unity with Our Father. Once we accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit enters us. It is through this that we are able to be in unity with Christ.

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Bekah Mead
Make Faith > Your Doubts

We see time and time again, individuals in the Bible who have lived by faith: Abraham, Moses, and Noah to name a few. They were all dealt unique circumstances that required faith. No matter the obstacle they faced, their automatic response was to trust God.

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Bekah Mead
One Moment of Boldness

While love and attraction may get us to do crazy, bold things, there is a great deal of faith that it takes, as well. Boldness requires faith and anyone who has studied the Bible should know that it is by faith through grace that we receive God’s boldness. As Christians, we should be humbled by His overwhelming grace and love.

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Bekah Mead
Double Dog Dared

“I Double, Dr Doodle Dog Dare you to..” I can honestly say I used this phrase more than I should have growing up. Always daring, always walking the thin line of adventure. A quote I have appreciated by Charles Bukowski goes, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

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Bekah Mead
Let Your Past Give You Courage

My life has shown me one of the biggest tragedies in the Church. There is a wall we fail to see, or rather, we choose not to see. There is a wall that Satan has built to separate us from the other side. What is on the other side? You know the answer. It is the world: the prostitutes, addicts, thieves and liars. We don’t like to admit it, but we do so little for them. We love to talk about all we do for the poor, but what about those that are going to take our valued time and commitment? Are we willing to sacrifice our own cleanliness to reach those who are the most “unclean”? 

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Josh Brewer