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February 22nd, 2024

Lamica A. Burnett

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An aspiring author and new blogger, Lamica Burnett is a mother of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 21 years. She’s been journaling since age 6 and accepted Christ at age 18. An accountant by profession, Lamica is obsessed with beautiful stationery and all things paper.

Exclusive articles:

The Writing Season: How to Write the Vision and Make it Plain

Have you written the vision and made it plain? Here's how to be still before God and write down all those God-inspired ideas He gives you.

3 Ways to Shift from Defeated to ‘More Than A Conqueror’

If victory belongs to Jesus, and we have what He has - why do we still have moments of defeat? Here's how to stay encouraged as a conqueror.

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

Stop hitting the snooze button on the purpose and greatness God has called you to. It's time to wake up and show up, here's why.

Thanksgiving on Memorial Day

What does Memorial Day mean to Christians in America? We have so much to be thankful for when we consider the sacrifices made on our behalf.

5 Reasons to Thank God for Our Problems

No one enjoys having problems, but there are several benefits to the challenges of life. Here are a few reasons to thank God for our problems.

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Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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