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Resources you can use to re-present Christ in the conversations of day

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Since you asked, News sources I rely on

Several listeners have recently asked what news sources I rely on in preparing for each morning’s broadcast. This post was originally published on 2/3/2021 and updated…

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A love letter

How does God love thee, let me count the ways. There are endless ways to approach the question of “how” God loves you. God loves you…

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Lenten prayer of hope

Prepare our hearts This is an excerpt from the free new resource, Our Certain Hope: Prayers for Lent and Easter. Receive the full prayer book through…

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When too much of a good thing is no longer good

What the Stanley cup craze tells us about ourselves A woman in Roseville, California, was arrested after police found 65 stolen Stanley tumblers in the trunk…

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Mornings with Carmen Playlist: Lent

Our Christian faith hangs on the reality of the empty tomb (1 Corinthians 15:12ff), and each year, for centuries, believers have been preparing themselves to celebrate…

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My Word of the Year 2024: Small

Do you have a word for the year?  I don’t know how long other people have been doing it but, for the past few years I’ve…

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Cultivating a life of prayer and prayer in real life

Why does prayer feel so hard sometimes? Perhaps we have forgotten (or never learned) what it means to depend on God throughout our day— and by…

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Considering Our Words in the New Year

Words.  What do you hear when you listen to the regular rhythm of cultural conversations today?  Do you hear what I hear? I hear words that…

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Christmas Past, Present and Future

You can’t experience Christmas in the United States or Western world and not have some exposure to Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a…

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Carmen’s 23 books of 2023

Each year, I have the opportunity to read a lot of books and interview many authors for Mornings with Carmen, and I’m happy to share my…

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Mornings with Carmen: Next Generation Discipleship Playlist

A playlist of Mornings with Carmen episodes for parents, grandparents, teachers, youth volunteers— really anyone who cares about the next generation. We know our kids and…

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A Thanks Giving Prayer

God on high, hear our prayers. Today we take to heart Your word which compels us to rejoice always, to pray without ceasing, and to give…

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Mornings with Carmen Playlist: Israel

Compilation of Mornings with Carmen episodes on Israel— helping us to think rightly about what is happening in the Middle East, pray for those affected by…

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