Articles in Faith and Kelly Carmena

Invite God into your Pain

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Parenting while navigating emotional pain presents a unique set of challenges. While struggling personally, it can feel impossible to tend to the well being of another human. If life were left to us to maneuver alone, it would certainly be impossible... Read full article

Breaking the Silence of Secrets

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Our children watch to see how we honor our own words. Do we jump quickly to the punishment, or are we willing to offer grace and forgiveness? In Psalms 32, we hear that keeping silence is a heavy burden that causes us to feel as if we are wasting awa... Read full article

A Father’s Impact

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Here’s what a recent Swiss study discovered about the influence of parents on their children’s church attendance.... Read full article

Tri Training, Littles Style!

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I have never met a kid so fierce and strong as my daughter. This kid is non-stop. She is determined and pushes both my husband and I to stay active because she loves being active. ... Read full article

Build Your Faith

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I’m a local church pastor who routinely gets the opportunity to point people towards faith in God. It can seem like an overwhelming task in today’s culture when you hear the statistics on families, education, economics, and crime in our area. When I ... Read full article



Dads, Your Children Need You

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Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” –Psalm 68:5 (ESV)... Read full article

Guided by Faith

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It seems like only yesterday, and yet in other ways it seems like years ago. The pain was like a neverending tsunami wave. My family and I had recently moved to Baton Rouge where I would serve as Lead Pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Our family was... Read full article

Why Have Faith in the Valley?

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If we are honest, as humans, we’ve all had these types of thoughts in our lives. ... Read full article

Jesus, a Radically Inclusive Compassion

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Jesus of Nazareth, the name conjures up a profound emotional reaction. For some, Jesus has too often been the subjective justification for overwhelming discrimination, alienation, and condemnation. For others, Jesus is the source of radically inclusi... Read full article

Gossip Can Destroy

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Read about the destruction gossip causes from Very Rev. Randy M. Cuevas, V.F., Pastor St. Aloysius Catholic Church.... Read full article

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