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Sometimes, as Christians, we can get really good at navel-gazing. We can get so caught up in the busyness of everyday ministry, that we fail to see the people. One thing that I have often noticed is how easy it is to be so surrounded by church people that we never even encounter the outside world in a meaningful way. For me, the most important question has become, "What am I going to do about it?"

How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.

Even when we pray for God to help us love someone, are we not really praying for God to change that person and make him or her easier to love? But what if I am the one in need of a change? Patricia Taylor shares insight on loving others in the midst of disagreement.

Today's Friday video features Dr. J Ellsworth Kalas explaining how Methodism can do better by the people we serve. God wants better men and women, not methods.

Is prostitution really a victimless sin? It may mean the difference between life and death to know the truth about prostitution and sex trafficking. This true story has been given to us to be published, to help others see how easy it is for the vulnerable to be exploited and to see that there is a very real victim in the midst of this evil form of modern-day slavery.

What does it mean for perfect love to cast out all fear? Can we even imagine a future with no fear? Duke Walker muses about loneliness and fear—and how we are never really alone.

We always hear that it is not good to air your dirty laundry. But, what do you do when someone offers to wash it for you? Patricia Taylor tells the story of how a neighbor's offer of incarnational love taught her to allow others into the not-so-clean parts of her life and how we are made for community.

Today, we interrupt our regularly scheduled weekly breather to honor one who has paved the way for many to be saved, many to be healed, and many to be discipled. In light of Sunday being All Saints' Day, we would like to take a moment and tell you about one of those saints. With this post, we begin our Legacy of Faith series.

Are you worn out and weary in ministry or caregiving? Have you been taking care of yourself? James Hampton shares wisdom on the importance of caring for the caregiver.

What does celebration have to do with worship? Chassity Neckers offers 3 tips for celebrating the gifts of God every day.

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