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Peculiar People

Posted on March 14, 2014 in

by Anne Greene As newlyweds, we left our first apartment in Ohio to move to California. San Diego was my dream. No more frigid weather and snow. I’d been searching for God. So, after we moved into a furnished studio, we set out …

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So What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 3)

Posted on March 13, 2014 in

by John Mark Comer The last line in the story is, “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” Two young, amorous, naked people in a garden. Sounds like reality TV gone bad, but it’s actually the first love s…

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What’s a Woman to Do?

Posted on March 10, 2014 in

by Susan G. Mathis “We used to pray together, read the Bible together, and serve in the church together. Now Jim doesn’t want to do any of it! He barely makes it to church anymore,” Julie said. In the busyness of life, we ca…

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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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