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Before all else fails

I don’t know why this is so hard. But we struggle to build sturdy bridges from our lonely little islands to the lonely little…

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Comm-union

Would you think I was creepy if I told you that I like to watch people during Communion? Okay, I know that sounds slightly…

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Live like redwoods

When we lived in California, we visited the redwoods. What astonished us is that some of these trees started growing possibly when Jesus walked…

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Be with him

There is nothing more important in relationships than spending time together. Too much time apart eventually dissolves closeness because relationships aren’t  frozen at the…

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Will Your Kids Still Believe in God?

You don’t know if your kids will continue lives of faith. But here’s what you do know: God tells you to equip them.

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You are your children’s refuge

King David is known as being a “man after the Lord’s own heart.”  So when his son King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:26, “Whoever…

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Be a Father of Faith

Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Jon helps us get ready for Father’s Day with these devotions that look at what it means to be a father of faith.

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When Dads Can’t Be Superheroes

When Dad can’t be the superhero in his children’s lives and protect them from danger, what can he do? As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Are You a Fix-It Father?

Sometimes fathers run into problems they can’t fix. What then? As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Do You Idolize Your Kids?

Parents who love their kids too much: God’s asking you to give up your kids. Pastor Jon explains. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Josiah, the boy king

Was there ever a child champion like Josiah, who became king of Judah as a second grader? His father, an evil man, was assassinated…

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Family feud

People have been using money to buy their way out of problems for centuries. No, millennia. Money can buy good attorneys, silence accusers and…