Grafted In By Grace

Grafted In By Grace  May 7, 2018 Verse for the Week: Romans 11:5; “So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.” Family, when designed well, can be fun and functional. It can be a blessing and a safe place when times are tough. Family can...

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Source of Satisfaction

Source of Satisfaction  April 30, 2018 Psalm 81:10; “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it” Every spring I have the pleasure of hosting a burgeoning family of birds, typically at the expense of my front...

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Inside The Sacred Abandon 

Inside The Sacred Abandon  April 23, 2018 Verse for the Week: Isaiah 58:10; “If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” I was planning on going...

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Life Staging

Life Staging  April 16, 2018 Verse for the Week:  Matthew 26:10; Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. Have you ever seen a play? One with a physical setting fit for the scene, and characters whose...

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A Collective Pursuit

A Collective Pursuit  April 9, 2018 Verse for the Week: Ephesians 4:2; “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” Picture: Jake and Emma early years. I think she knew before I did, and I’m his mother. Maybe she knew in the womb somehow, that...

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Precious Pain

Precious Pain  April 2, 2018 Verse for the Week: Isaiah 41:10; “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Life is funny, isn’t it?...

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Unscripted

Unscripted  March 19, 2018 Verse for the Week: Hebrews 6:19, “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” This week we are going to look at the Old Testament story of Ruth with a wide-angle lens, and...

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The Impact of Influence

The Impact of Influence March 12, 2018 Verse for the Week: Acts 1:8; “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” There is a buzzword...

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Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots  March 5, 2018 Verse for the Week: Proverbs 2:4-5; “If you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” Proverbs is a powerful book. One that...

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The Cost of Conviction

The Cost of Conviction  February 26, 2018 Verse for the Week: Joshua 24:15; …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… Conviction. By definition, biblical conviction is a fixed belief derived from scripture that incites attitudes and actions. In the purest form, convictions are adopted to honor a holy...

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