The Hole in our Gospel Reading Program–week 3

Chapter One: a hole in the whole  From the opening lines of chapter one, Richard Stearns sprints out of the starting blocks and races toward the essential message of his book: the Christian faith is concerned with this life as well as the after life. God did not save us so we could passively cash […]

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Where was God at the Boston Marathon?

Where was Jesus when multiple bombs exploded along this year’s Boston Marathon route, shattering loved ones’ hearts and instilling fear into an already anxious culture? Where was He ten days earlier when Pastor Rick Warren’s son took his life into his own hands? Where was He during recent tsunamis, natural disasters, and cruel expressions of […]

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Fix in times of peace what might break in times of war

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That’s decent advice for some areas of our lives; however, when it comes to our key relationships there needs to be a caveat: if it could break, fix it before it does. Even more specifically, fix during times of peace what might break during times of war. Right […]

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Do you see what you have or what you don’t have?

Where are you looking? It’s an important question because where we look determines what we see, and what we see determines how we feel about our lives. If we consistently look at what we don’t have our lives will be filled with discontentment, frustration, or regret. Conversely, if we intentionally look at all of the […]

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