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My Bench Has Room for You

Posted on March 8, 2014 in

by Jan Kern Tucked away benches are treasured places for me. As I draw closer, I sense God’s invitation, “Come, my bench has room for you.” But what if that bench has room not only for me but also for another? After all, are…

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So What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 2)

Posted on March 6, 2014 in

by John Mark Comer God put Adam in the garden to “work it and take care of it.” That was a part of human’s job description. The not-alone God says, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule …

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Message in a Stained Glass Window

Posted on March 4, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay My life journey as a birthmom—a woman who gave her baby up to adoption—has been a journey of great heights and lows. The lows…relinquishing my baby girl, Sarah, in 1979 because it was in her best int…

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What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 1)

Posted on February 27, 2014 in

  by John Mark Comer Okay, this is the good part. I’m telling you, this rewired the way I think about my marriage from the ground up. In the Genesis story, I see four reasons that God created marriage. And each one is an an…

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Is God ALWAYS Good?

Posted on February 26, 2014 in

by Ava Pennington It happened again. I posted some good news on Facebook, and my friends rejoiced with me… God is good! God answers prayer! God is an awesome God! But their responses started me wondering. What if things had not…

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Kids and Generosity

Posted on February 24, 2014 in

by Grace Fox Kids make my heart smile, especially when they show tenderness towards those in need. Take, for instance, my grandkids’ recent expression of generosity. “I want to help poor people,” stated five-year-old Anna on…

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Be Yourself

Posted on February 20, 2014 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Last week a dear lady invited me to lunch so she could introduce me to a few of my soon-to-be neighbors. She assured me I would have lots in common with these ladies, but as she described their backgrounds …

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Pay It Forward: Generous Living

Posted on February 18, 2014 in

by Darlene Franklin “A Christian can afford to be generous.” The words have remained with me for almost forty years, ever since my supervising pastor said them to me during a summer church plant project. After we ate a…

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