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The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Not the Ideal Woman. She’s the Ideal Church

Through our blog The Collaborative strives to bring you great content that is accessible, challenging, and stimulating. In this endeavor it also provides us with the opportunity to introduce our audience to wonderful sources. Today’s article gives us much to...
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The Dark Night of the Soul…

Hit after hit after hit…they just seem to keep coming: Russia, inflation, covid, incivility and not to mention all the personal heart ache that we all experience. I must admit it is rather overwhelming right now. Yesterday I received more...
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WORK CRISIS OR IDENTITY CRISIS???

There are throngs of people leaving their jobs and the current statistics are rather alarming. In today’s blog Denise Lee Yohn, Director of the Faith & Work Journey, challenges us to consider that we do not have a work crisis,...
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LEADING BETTER WITH BIGGER QUESTIONS

I realize that we are about to close out January, but that doesn’t we should not continue to revisit those new year resolutions we have made. Year after year I have found that the changes I desire to make are...
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Goodness in the Workplace

January is a great month to consider and implement new habits. We usually think along the lines of physical health like diet and exercise. However, we should not neglect thinking about what adjustments we can make to our spiritual health....
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O Holy Night

Winter Park is an incredibly charming community, complete with brick-lined streets and quirky intersections. However, the Amazon driver who mistook the railroad track for a road no doubt does not possess such charmed thoughts. Last week about 6:00 pm I...
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REMEMBERING WHO & WITH WHOM WE CELEBRATE THIS CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season is upon us, and regardless of who we are we all need gentle reminders to not lose our bearings. The article below by Dr. John Elton Pletcher, pastor at Manor Church in Lancaster, PA, provides this nudge....
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Grateful Hearts

While our American tradition of observing Thanksgiving is not a holy holiday, it is an opportune time to pause and be thankful. A heart filled with gratitude makes all the difference. It soothes the soul when loneliness or hurt or...
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POETRY: Reflections of Life

We are in for a treat today. Dave Strunk, lead pastor—Church of the Redeemer in Blount County, Tennessee—graciously agreed to share a couple of his poems with us. I can already sense the eye-rolling that may be going on by...
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THE GREAT DIVIDES

One of the most devastating realities of our day is the pervasive tribalism that seemingly has no boundaries. It is everywhere, and while it maybe easy to make excuses for the secular culture, the church has no excuse. Unpacking where...
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CURVEBALLS

It is October and while some are excited for the changing colors of leaves, there are hordes of baseball fans that are cheering their teams on in hopes of winning a pennant. Even the casual baseball observer pays a little...
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Understanding the Incarnation: Why A Cursory Understanding of Art is Required

Understanding the Incarnation: Why A Cursory Understanding of Art is RequiredA  look into integrating art and faithBy Matt Guilford Is it a stretch to place so much emphasis on ensuring the integration of art and faith? Is it out of the...

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