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The Unfast

By Kelli Hamann • March 24 2018

With a lot of people fasting during this season of lent, it might seem like a strange time to tell the story about a time when God put me on an “unfast,” but here goes. I’m typically a very positive person, and I love spreading warm fuzzies wherever I go. I know it catches people … Continue reading The Unfast →

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Unpacking the Bible’s Most Famous Prayer

By Kelli Hamann • January 17 2018

The Lord’s Prayer is such a universally known and respected piece of literature that I bet if you suddenly stood up anywhere—on a bus, in a restaurant, in a waiting room—and started reciting it loud enough for others to hear, they just might join you. Maybe. I think most people think of it as a … Continue reading Unpacking the Bible’s Most Famous Prayer →

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Compassion Challenge 2018!

By Kelli Hamann • December 30 2017

I am a first grader at heart, and I readily admit it. I love sparkly clothes, puppies, glitter, knock-knock jokes, animated movies, and I think loud burps are funny, not gross. Thankfully, I get to hang out with first graders every day as their teacher, and we have a very special connection. We get each … Continue reading Compassion Challenge 2018! →

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For You, and for You Only

By Kelli Hamann • December 27 2017

If you’ve been a Christian for a while—or maybe even if you haven’t—you’ve probably heard someone say this to you: “If you were the only one to ever accept Jesus, He still would have come to die just for YOU.” Wow. That’s a pretty heavy thought. I don’t know about you, but I have a … Continue reading For You, and for You Only →

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He’s Only “Mostly Dead,” not “All Dead”

By Kelli Hamann • December 23 2016

For those who have yet to see the enchanting movie, The Princess Bride, that’s where the funny video clip came from, starring Billy Crystal as “Miracle Max.” This timeless, feel-good film has been captivating audiences since the days when a clunky collection of VHS tapes took up most of the space in your TV room. … Continue reading He’s Only “Mostly Dead,” not “All Dead” →

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12 Powerful Verses About What It Means To Be “In Christ.”

By Jess Griggs • September 02 2015

There are certain phrases that get thrown around a lot at church. One of them is in Christ. What does it mean to be in Christ, and how can we obtain this status?

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Lessons From Lazarus

By Kelli Hamann • August 25 2015

Even though it might be kind of creepy, wouldn’t it be cool to see some dead people come back to life? Or what about dead situations, dead relationships, dead finances, dead employment opportunities suddenly infused with new life? The story of Lazarus offers some clues and some hope for us. You know the story: It’s … Continue reading Lessons From Lazarus →

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New Words, New Life

By Kelli Hamann • August 02 2015

“Words are things, I’m convinced. You must be careful about the words you use.” –Maya Angelou In his book, The Fourth Dimension, the magnetic pastor David Paul Yonggi Cho talks about a fascinating lunch meeting with a famous neurologist. The neurologist thinks he’s impressing Cho with some ground-breaking discoveries in neurological studies at that time, … Continue reading New Words, New Life →

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The Gospel & Good Works: What’s Your Call?

By Michael Harrell • July 28 2015

How do you know if someone is really a Christian? Is it a mission trip, being on fire for God, hands raised Sunday morning, their offering, their fighting for a given political cause; are they a good person?

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Uh-oh, Is He Talking About Me?

By Kelli Hamann • July 23 2015

Been there, done that. As a parent of four and an elementary school teacher, it’s fair to say I’ve dealt with a few whiny, ungrateful kids from time to time. And you know, I must be crazy or something, because I keep setting myself up for it. Here’s an example: Last year I decided to … Continue reading Uh-oh, Is He Talking About Me? →

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