Between a Rock & a Hard Place: God’s Plan

Between a Rock & a Hard Place: God’s Plan

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Is it just me? Or, does God’s plan in Exodus 14:1-4 bother anyone else? I’m talking about the part where doing the “right thing” of following God actually led God’s people between a rock and a hard place—Pharaoh’s army on one side and the Red Sea on the other. Why am...
Culture Clash: The Search for Intimacy

Culture Clash: The Search for Intimacy

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We are created for intimacy, both with God and with each other. But our culture-wrapped concept of intimacy remains a shallow and muddy puddle compared to the vast ocean of God’s gift of real intimacy—the kind that He created. It is one of the driving forces in our...
We Have Seen the Enemy and He Is….

We Have Seen the Enemy and He Is….

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Look at the person nearest to you right now and say to yourself, “That person is not my enemy.” For most of you, your response is, “DUH, of course they aren’t my enemy. That person is my family member, or friend, or co-worker, or someone I don’t even know.” But how...
The Value of Margin

The Value of Margin

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When we moved into our house four years ago as first-time homeowners, I had big dreams about neighborhood ministry. I envisioned block parties, where the 30+ families who live on our street would congregate for food, music, and an inflatable bounce house. I had plans...
T.G.I.Monday

T.G.I.Monday

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Have you noticed there are no restaurants called T.G.I. Monday’s? We know why. It would be a recipe for going out of business. Drew Carey said, “You hate your job? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody. They meet at the bar.” It seems that our...