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Jan 2 The Freedom in Saying No

Posted by Alex Wilson

What do you get when an Energizer[1] has a people-pleasing problem? An overcommitted and stressed pastor. On a bad day, I turn into a “Yes Man” in order to get others to like me. In the meantime, my other commitments get put on the back burner. It leaves me with this undertone of failure. And… More

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Dec 19 2016 7 Ways to Practice Presence in the Busyness of Christmas

Posted by Melissa Danisi

We all get a little nostalgic during this time of year. After all, as my neighbor declared (singing at the top of her lungs at the first sight of Christmas lights on our street), “It’s the most wonderful time of year!” We love the red cups, the traditions, the gifts under the tree, all of it. We… More

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Dec 12 2016 Are You Choosing Comfort Over Growth?

Posted by Heather DePartee

I love plants. I probably have more potted plants than I need, and my front porch and living room look a little bit like a jungle, but it’s wonderful. One of my plants had been in the same pot for quite some time. It’s a cute little pot. Its age shows and I like it that way. The thing is, the… More

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Dec 4 2016 Growing Your Family Through Adoption

Posted by Sara Freitas

It happened over four years ago, but I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was at my parents’ house enjoying a leisurely Friday afternoon when my phone rang. We knew we could get “the call” anytime from our agency, so my heart skipped a beat at a number I didn’t recognize. I had my social… More

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Nov 30 2016 Well Life Episode 3

Posted by The Well Video Team

In this episode, learn about some exciting growth opportunities for our church, and the impact our Regen ministry had on the worship team. More

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Nov 27 2016 The Season of Advent

Posted by Shea Sumlin

Western culture is incredibly defined by hurry and impatience. We want what we want and we want it right now. It’s the reason so many stores start putting their Christmas stuff out around Labor Day, because we can't wait for the succession of holidays to play their course. It's the same reason the… More

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Nov 26 2016 Orphan Care Summit Promo

Posted by The Well Video Team

Is God stirring you to foster or adopt? Do you have a thousand questions about where to start? Are you already a foster or adoptive parent and want to connect with others who can help you navigate the process? Or would you like to find out how to come alongside and minister to others who foster and… More

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Nov 20 2016 Discovered Treasure in Fresno

Posted by Carol Young

Several weeks ago, I walked into a first grade classroom, excited about getting to know 26 enthusiastic kids and anxious to help them with reading. It didn’t take long for me to be reminded why volunteering with beginning readers is so rewarding. On my first day in a classroom this year, I began… More

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Nov 16 2016 Give the Gift of Literacy

Posted by Book Adventures & Every Neighborhood Partnership

In schools today, 37% of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning[1], and more than 70% of kids in Fresno read below their grade level[2]. Studies have shown that active and informed parental involvement can transform and stimulate a child’s… More

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