Proof God Made You Fearfully and Wonderfully

From the moment of your parent’s act of creating you, God was knitting. Yes. Knitting. The Creator creates with many things. He even knits. Many knitters (if that is what you call them) will be thrilled at the fact that they share this in common with God. God was knitting you together. He was carefully creating what He wanted you to become. A King, warrior, and poet declared this very truth in Psalm 139, “you formed my inward parts; you…

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15 Book Recommendations from The Crossing Staff

In an effort to bring you some fresh reading material that will grow and stretch your faith, I have compiled a list of book recommendations from the staff here at The Crossing. *Disclaimer* Sarah Kilgore was under the weather today, so I’ll have to add her recommendations later. Hers will probably be the best, so be sure to check back. Libby’s Top 3 1. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson From Amazon: According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle…

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Searching for Significance in a Junkyard

Depending on who you are, junkyards are either dirty places you’d never go to or land flowing with milk and honey. For me, they are a little bit of both. Growing up, I went to a lot of junkyards with my dad. From car parts to whole cars, from tires to engines, the junkyard was a place of hope and despair. In fact, when my dad and I raced cars for a season, one of his sponsors was a junkyard where we…

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A Posture of Faith: Eyes Forward, Arms Reaching

Faith isn’t simply a belief you adopt, it’s an operating system for your entire life. Every now and then our computers upgrade to newer and more up-to-date operating systems so they run faster and more efficiently. In the same way as computers have a variety of operating systems they work from, we as humans have different operating systems to choose to work from as well.   Some operate from a system of faith in Christ and others operate from a system of…

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8 Bible Verses on Prayer

In the life of a Christ follower, prayer is extremely important. Making prayer a regular part of your day, and even weaving it into the rhythm of your day is a great practice to begin. Whether you get up a little early every day to pray, you pray before bed, you pray while driving (with your eyes open, of course!), or you have a constant conversation with God throughout your day, these Bible verses on prayer will give you encouragement….

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The Truth About Being Single

In Christian circles, singleness is a huge topic. It’s usually approached with the cliche that people who are single should just wait patiently, for God will give them their one soon enough. Prayers are prayed, asking God to reveal who He has for the pray-er. Christian circles assume that every person has one other person set aside for them, the person they are destined by God to spend the rest of their lives with in marriage. But what if there’s a…

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