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Why are Baptists against pre-marital sex?

I’m thankful for my Baptist heritage, and the theological foundation that has come with my upbringing. Baptists have contributed much to the expression of faith in Christianity, even if they have been the brunt of a few jokes (sometimes, rightfully … Continue reading

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5 Lessons from living with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty is not an easy task! Here are five lessons I’ve learned (some the hard way!) about how to navigate life when it seems like uncertainty is the only certainty. Continue reading

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When your son thinks “penal” is a medical term

A few weeks backs, I posted this story on Facebook: A couple of nights ago, the kids and I were watching America’s Funniest Videos, while AJ was finishing up a school project he missed while on our road trip. He … Continue reading

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Do something!

There is something cool about how “small” technology has made our world. A few years back I had the privilege of performing a marriage ceremony for a great couple, but prior to their wedding, they lived in different countries and … Continue reading

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Afraid of water

My Aunt Judy loves to tell this story about my childhood. I’ve heard her tell it to my wife, to my two oldest children, to my sister and once to one of my cousins. She tells it well, so I … Continue reading

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Check mate!

By Joe Castaneda Have you every played four games of chess at once? I’m not a great chess player by any stretch, although I enjoy the game from time-to-time. Over the years, however, I have taught each of my children … Continue reading

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Are you being bold?

By Joe Castaneda I’ve become convinced that “bold” is one of those words that can go either way — you can like it or hate it depending on how you’ve seen it used in your life. Sometimes boldness is the … Continue reading

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My turn to weigh in on Richard Sherman

Four days after Sunday’s big football games, and everyone is still talking about the action on and off the field. Of particular conversation are the words and actions of Seattle Seahawk’s player, Richard Sherman after finalizing the Seattle’s win over … Continue reading

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Prayer vs Action

I was speaking this past weekend for a group of students at a camp in Iowa. We had a great time together. During our group meetings, I had the chance to talk with these students and leaders about the importance … Continue reading

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3 thoughts for New Year’s resolution-makers

Maybe you’ve already started your New Year’s resolution(s), or maybe — like many people — you will begin yours on Monday, January 6th. (Why is it that most of us dread Mondays, yet every year so many of us pick … Continue reading

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