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Successes and Sorrows

“When we acknowledge God, we remember His presence in both the successes and sorrows, whether big or small, of our lives.” —Lisa Samra           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by God Hears

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Sermon Insights

How Do I Know?

One question I have been asked several times since we started the series on spiritual warfare is: How can I tell if I am experiencing demonic influence or oppression? 

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Life Together

Armor of God

We must not confide in the armor of God, but in the God of this armor, because all our weapons are only mighty through God.

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Simplicity

Our trip to England was great and Jim got a lot done.  If you have any doubts, see his post from Sunday. But, it was much

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Tea

One of the absolute best things about traveling is making new acquaintances. In Cambridge, we had the most delightful tea with Sir Fred and Lady Elizabeth

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Study Break 2012

As I mentioned this morning, our family recently returned from my study break.  In this post, I want to share a few more things about our experience than

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Returning To Church

On May 5, 2012, CNN’s “Belief Blog” featured a column by Andrea Palpant Dilley entitled, “My Faith”  Returning to Church, Despite my Doubts.” She described her

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Quotes

Everyday Mercy

Every time you draw your breath, you suck in mercy.     –Thomas Watson, (c. 1620—1686), English Puritan preacher and author

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Life Together

Favorite Sermons of the Year — #2

Several of my favorite sermons came from our “Ten Commandments of Community” mini-series. My second favorite sermon of the year was… #2: LIFE {TOGETHER} (#18): Talk Truthfully

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Books

God Told Me

JIM’S NEW BOOK IS OUT! We weren’t expecting his book to be released until mid-July so we were surprised to get the following picture from

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Christian Life

Gardening 101

On Sunday May 6, 2012, The Grand Rapids Press Homes section featured an article entitled, “Gardening 101.”  One of the tips for gardening success was: “Water properly. 

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Humor

The Small Group Outtakes

One of my favorite parts of the Life Together series in Ephesians were the “spoof” videos that the worship and media teams made as part of the

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Life Together

Training Up A Child

On Sunday, we looked at Ephesians 6:4, which instructs fathers not to “exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the

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Prayer Guide For Children

As I mentioned in the service this morning, I was given a copy of the March/April 2012 edition of PrayerConnect magazine this week.  Inside was the article,

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