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Ethan & Kianna

Song of Solomon 6:3, “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine” That is how marriage begins…the long wait is over and the couple is finally together. Ethan & Kianna are moments away from no longer being separate individuals.  They will be able to say in a matter of minutes, “I am my Beloved’s and my …

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To Be Known

To Be Known “pray to your Father…”  Matthew 6:6 Jesus tells the disciples about their heavenly Father 10 times in Matthew Chapter Six. 10 Times… And each time intimate knowledge and proximity are stressed. Jesus says that God personally knows what is going on in the life of each believer. The stress given to this …

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Secret Places

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you …

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How Not To Pray

Praying Like Hypocrites & Heathens It is notable that before Jesus taught on prayer that he first pointed out to his followers how not to pray: “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they …

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Father’s Day

What a wonderful calling that we have as fathers! As we follow the lead of our heavenly Father our children abide in the realm of blessing where instruction, example, discipline, grace, laughter, forgiveness, and love are constants. We are never off the clock and always on duty. We have a responsibility that both weighs on …

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Real Value

“The God of Israel, incarnate in Jesus Christ, is disdainful of the kinds of social or symbolic capital that we consider to be important, and always has been: he draws near to those whom we naturally consider to be marginal or even contemptible and elects them to involvement in his work of salvation. In his …

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Autism & Ouqhtness

“Many of the things that we consider to be good and necessary expressions of Christian thought and practice are actually products of our evangelical culture. In some cases, these may not be problematic until they are elevated into the position of idols., functioning as surrogates for the real presence of God, which disturbs and disrupts …

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The Pursuit of Wisdom

We’re going back through the first nine chapters of Proverbs investigating how wisdom is ‘given’ to us. Granted, the fear of the Lord is where we must start, and remain, but what instructions, steps, practices follow to insure that we are becoming wise?  

Day by Day

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then …

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Priorities

“…the priority of the daily bread and butter of the self-pleasing life–that is what takes us into the world, the arena in which Christ’s Lordship is not recognised and where his writ does not run.” The Message of James –  J.A. Moyter