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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sometimes pop culture, either purposely or inadvertently gets it right and the lyrics to songs speak volumes about faith. The song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel might just be one of those songs. While this song is in no way a direct reference to Jesus, the lyrics really do describe the way in which Jesus gets us […]

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Is Your Worship Skin Deep or Whole Body?

In life today plenty of people and activities are competing for our time, and it is often hard to really be fully invested in many (or any) of them. If we looked at the average person’s calendar for any given week we would likely see many or all of the following – work, family time, dinner with friends, church activities, […]

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What’s Better Than Soap and Water?

Today we want you to hear from God’s Word and not from our thoughts. Psalm 51 is a beautiful psalm in which King David, after being confronted by the prophet Nathan, is humbly seeking forgiveness and cleansing after his adulterous affair with Bathsheba. We have a God who graciously forgives us and welcomes us home, not just once but over […]

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For When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

Are you sometimes confused by sayings that seem to contradict themselves? You know, sayings like, “I am sending you an original copy” or “Wow, that dog is pretty ugly.” Maybe after having a disagreement with someone you have said this, “I was clearly misunderstood.” Or as you pass a sign on the highway that tells you the next exit is […]

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When Two Equals Ten

Today we want offer you some food for thought. So often we get bogged down with the Ten Commandments, many times for no other reason than it is hard to remember all ten. (Oh there are lots of other excuses we often use, but remembering all ten is usually near the top of the list.) And if you cannot recite […]

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Adding the Ingredients

Today we want to compare and contrast relationships and cooking, specifically baking a cake. To bake a cake you need the basics – flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, milk, and a small amount of another key ingredient, baking powder. Without the baking powder to act as a leavening agent, the cake will not rise and become the delicious cake […]

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God, Was That You?

Have you ever been to a family dinner and before the salad course was done your head was already spinning as there seemed to be four loud conversations going on simultaneously. Everybody was talking you and wondered to yourself if anyone was really listening. Or think back to a recent road trip you made; you are driving down the road […]

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Fig Trees and Mountains

We deeply believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is our primary method to converse with God. You cannot find God on social media and He does not have an e-mail account. God wants us to talk to Him through prayer. He is old fashioned. He likes personal contact with us. And not only does God desire for us to […]

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Are You Listening?

You have probably asked someone this next question, or maybe it has been asked of you. “Are you listening?” Many of us are good “hearers,” but we are not really that good at “listening” The person being talked to looks attentive, but their (or your) thoughts are far away. The dictionary defines hearing as being aware of sounds coming to […]

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The Merry-Go-Round and Potter’s Wheel

Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control? Think back to when you were a kid and you went to the playground. You and your friends were on the merry-go-round (sometimes called a roundabout) and someone yelled “faster,” and soon it was spinning faster and faster and the centrifugal force was trying to throw you off, but […]

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