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Leadership Lessons from Esther

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Leadership Lessons from Esther

Esther emerges as one of the greatest leaders of God’s people, exercising leadership on a greater geographical scale other biblical leaders.

Perfection – Third Place (tie)

I find myself struggling with the concept of perfection on a daily basis. I feel the need to be as close to flawless as possible in everything I do. This is called perfectionism. It appears in my school work, my art, and my music. It is hard for me to acknowledge that I cannot achieve […]

Biblical interpretation

How Do You Learn Proper Biblical Interpretation?

Have you heard or read something about what is in the Bible and wondered, “Is that really right?” How do you learn Biblical interpretation?

Becoming Conformed

Do you remember your first memory verse? I do. Dorothy Keim taught it to me at a church convention in 1973, when I was seven. It’s beloved by many — Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to […]

Perfectly Imperfect

ChristianParenting.org, a leading online resource for parents of all ages experiencing the joys and challenges of faithfully raising a family, is hosting Perfectly Imperfect, an online event October 23-24 featuring wisdom, wit, and insight from trusted voices on the front lines of parenting. “This event is for the parent who is worn down by expectations […]

Ringleaders

Five-time cancer survivor, radio personality, and popular podcast host Erin Weidemann was discussing birthday gifts for her then five-year-old niece when she realized her niece knew every Disney princess, but not a single woman from the Bible. This epiphany became the catalyst for what has become the bestselling series for young girls, The Adventures of […]

definition of character

What is the Definition of Character?

That’s why we only reproduce who we are, and why what some people are, speaks so loudly that it is difficult to hear what they’re saying. And that’s why character is foundational to genuine and effective leadership.

mental health and the church

Mental Health and the Church: S.O.S

Mental Health and the Church: Save Our Slighted This is an urgent call to all leaders within the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). There is a segment of our brethren (in, and outside of our denomination) that is being underserved, and if we are to call ourselves Christians, we must make […]

Is Righteousness a status or process?

Does being made righteous refer to a status or a process? The short answer is both. Let’s take a closer look at this great word, starting with its background in the Old Testament.  In both Hebrew and Greek, the basic meaning of righteousness is “conformity to a norm.” In its biblical context, the norm that […]

Gracie’s Garden

As the world moved into quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, more families planted gardens than ever before. Parents, many looking for worthwhile activities for their little ones home from school, found a unique educational experience as they planted seeds in soil and watched what happened. In her recent debut children’s book, Gracie’s […]