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Life’s Challenges

Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

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God doesn’t wash your mouth with soap

Naughty words. We hear them. We read them. We say them. We write them.  Back when I was a kid, naughty words were followed…

Taboo

Don’t let porn become corona’s pandemic

I wish the pastor’s text was wrong about porn. A colleague of mine shared some recent data about the correlation between cases of the…

Life’s Challenges

If we can’t change the past, can we move forward?

My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future. It tells the story of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), who’s a senior…

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Kintsugi

In most cultures when you break something, you either hide it or you throw it away. But centuries ago, the Japanese culture decided to…

Bible 101

You’re invited

Our neighbor owns a business, and my daughter has worked for him for the past couple of years. Thanks to him, she learned how…

Life’s Challenges

Overcoming personal baggage

Some children show up for school each day with some pretty heavy life baggage: depression, sexual abuse, parental conflict, poverty, inadequate sleep and nutrition,…

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Restored to normal

When you look at Jesus’ miracles recorded in the New Testament, they all have one thing in common. They all restored what sin had…

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The Secret to Finding Positivity

When you’re struggling and comfort seems so far away, what do you do? Pastor Jared helps you remember that your calling is tied to finding positivity.

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Is God There?

What’s going on when it feels like God’s not growing us in our faith? Pastor Matt helps us dig into the parable of the sower this week to give us clarity.

Living My Faith

Being Wise With My Words

The tongue has the power to build people up or tear people down. So how can we be wise with how we use our words?

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The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…