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The faces of Mom and Dad

Picture your parents in your mind’s eye. In all that you see, do you also envision the face of God superimposed over theirs? In…

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I miss you every day. Your motto rings in my ears: “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). I appreciate…

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Moms can do most things that Jesus can’t

Jesus ascended into heaven. He’s no longer physically here, but seated at the right hand of the Father, he is ruling all things with…

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Jesus Doesn’t Make Sense: It’s OK to Disrespect Your Mom?

Sometimes there are things in the Bible that don’t make sense. So how do we read these confusing passages? Particularly this one where Jesus calls his mother, “Woman”? In this series, Pastor Jon looks at Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine—and how it helps us understand God’s actions in our lives.

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Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

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Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…

Life’s Challenges

Why not just ask?

“Our Father in heaven . . . give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:9,11). I have prayed these words thousands of times. Not…

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Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

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My Kids Are Stressing Me Out! Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Matt helps us understand and deal with the stress from our kids.

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There’s a Purpose for My Stress?

What if the stress from our kids is actually a good thing?

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How Do I Address the Stress?

When we’re stressed and feel the urge to discipline, rather than react hastily with discipline, Pastor Matt says to respond carefully like this.

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Where’s the Stress Really From?

Think of the stress that our kids have been causing. But think even harder: Where has the stress really been from? What have we been afraid of? What security, rest, and peace have we been wanting?