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Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?

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Hope From Israel: Whose Will Be Done?

What’s one of our worst problems? Always wanting our way and not wanting to submit. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, where Jesus submitted to his Father’s will, Pastor Mike helps us learn to submit.

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Choose your friends wisely

How did you end up with the friends you have? Did they choose to hang out with you? Did life (work, school, leisure activity)…

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Mother’s Day disappointment

Woodrow Wilson meant well when he made Mother’s Day a national holiday, but he probably didn’t anticipate how Mother’s Day would become a day…

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Lord, give me patience with my kids

My children are grown now, and I often indulge in a fuzzy and hazy sentimental nostalgia for the days when they were all little…

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God & COVID-19: Appreciate Community

With the coronavirus, maybe God is teaching us about the power of a spiritual community.

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Blessing # 7—Teaching Us to Love Church

Can you imagine this isolation without modern advances in technology? This week, I watched the livestream of our church’s worship service, complete with multiple…

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Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…

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Speak God’s truth no matter what

Our world is a mess. People are born disconnected from their Maker. They are ignorant of the Savior, Jesus Christ. And until they come…

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Marriage That Lasts

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Dave helps us understand the roles and relationships of marriage. This is the second part of Pastor Dave’s series on marriage. You can watch the first part: http://bit.ly/2PgoF3F

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Is God in Your Marriage?

The closer a husband and wife get to God, the closer they’ll be to each other. Pastor Dave explains.

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Sex Is God’s Gift in Marriage

Sex is the one gift God gives you that you’re to share with just one person.

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Wives Are Supposed to Submit?

Why does God tell wives to submit to their husbands?