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Love that Forgives

I love this 1941 wedding picture of Jim’s great-uncle Pete and great-aunt Ruth. They are so young. Little did they know that their love story would last 80 years, a milestone they celebrated on May 31, 2021! Their remarkable story inspired today’s devotional, and their encouragement that forgiveness was the key

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Our Daily Bread

Gratitude on Earth Day

Whether we live in crowded cities or rural areas, we should care for the place we call home. Today’s devotional reminds us that our responsibility to

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Easter

His Cross of Peace

The painting stopped me in my tracks as I looked into the eyes of Simon of Cyrene, the man pulled from the crowd and forced

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Our Daily Bread

Chatty Bus

I love the name – – Chatty Bus! It’s a bus company’s initiative to help engage its passengers in meaningful conversations knowing that many of

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God Hears Her

Citizen of Heaven

I hope you find great comfort in the reminder from today’s God Hears Her blog post that we are citizens of heaven. The idea was sparked

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Our Daily Bread

Part of the Family

A shocking plot twist of the English period drama Downton Abbey was the romance between the Irish chauffeur, Tom Branson, and Lady Sybil, the youngest daughter

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Christian Life

The Story of the Bible

The story of the Bible is our story too.  Learn more in my blog post for the God Hears Her online community. And the article describes one

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Questions

Is the Genesis Benediction for Christians Today?

For each sermon series, the worship staff picks a benediction for the congregation to say aloud together at the end of each service. For the series in Genesis, we felt the Lord leading us to use Genesis 12:2-3. I have received many great questions about using these verses as our benediction, especially questions asking to what extent this benediction applies to Christians today.

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Christmas

A Down Under Christmas

Like me, you are likely finishing up the final touches for Christmas and making sure you have all the traditional food and activities prepared for

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Christian Life

Growing Generous Hearts

The Grinch! The iconic Christmas grouch, who is described as having a heart “two sizes too small.” But by the end of the story, his

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Our Daily Bread

Celebrating Diversity

East Kentwood High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony that honored the many countries of origin of the graduating class was a beautiful picture of diversity. It

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Our Daily Bread

Trusting God in Opposition

Today’s devotional came from a testimony highlighted by Open Doors, a ministry dedicated to strengthening Christians in places where they are threatened for the faith

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