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20 May Running Aground

"Yet I now urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship… But we must run aground on some island."Acts 27:22, 26 (ESV) “Running aground” doesn’t necessarily sound like a fun thing. In fact, if...

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26 Feb The Two Trees

I wasn’t born in the church, but I’ve been here for a while. And when I jumped in, I was all in.    I wanted to love and serve God as much as my comprehension would allow. As I grew and developed I had more understanding...

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27 Jan In the Day of Trouble

I didn’t know how to write about grief. Grief is long. It’s hard. It's messy. I wanted to write like someone who shares from the other side of sorrow, like a traveler who has completed a hard journey with strength. Like someone who tells of...

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31 Dec God So Loved

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV) I don’t know that I really understood this verse when I first heard it at six or seven...

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27 Nov A Winter Hope

Christmas has always been a special time of the year for me. I have always loved the feeling of joy in the air, the decorations, and of course the songs. Ever since I can remember, I have liked Christmas carols, but especially the ones about...

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29 Oct Let There Be Light!

If someone were to ask me, “What is your ‘life verse?’” I’d think of Genesis 1:2–3. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And...

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30 Jul The Power of Testimony

If you know Jesus, you have a testimony, because you can’t encounter Him and not be changed. So, what were things like before your encounter? What was your encounter like? And what have things been like since then? String together your answers to each of...

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25 Jun Beauty’s Invitation

The very nature of beauty invites our spirits to respond. It’s meant to capture our attention and draw us towards. In the very beginning of the Bible we see God creating beauty. Even before it produced any good thing on its own or did what it was...

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