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31May 2011

by: Trish Donohue

Navy Seal and Flower Child

The conversation started when my husband recounted a story he read about Navy Seals’ midnight drills where they have to stay in the freezing ocean just long enough to not get hypothermia. Then they’re made to crawl on their stomachs on the sand to warm up then jump back into the water, etc. Shockingly, he didn’t relate this with an expression of repulsion, which I thought was...

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30May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

All Ye That Pass By

On May 15, 2011, I preached a message from our Holy Series called The Perfect Sacrifice. At the conclusion of the message, I read the Charles Wesley hymn, “All Ye That Pass By.” I’ve placed it below. It is beautiful in its description of the love our Savior has shown us in dying in our place. Thank God our sins have been atoned by the perfect sacrifice!   All ye that...

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27May 2011

by: Doug Hayes

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Next time you have an opportunity to spend time with an infant, run a little test. Hold a brightly colored toy in front of the baby’s face until it grabs his or her attention, then move it quickly behind your back. At 6 months of age, the infant will simply move on to something else as if the object no longer exists. At 9 months to a year, the child will look for the toy and possibly...

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26May 2011

by: Rob Flood

Our Need for God

Tragedy is a very ironic thing, isn’t it? In the midst of things that devastate our lives, hope strangely sprouts up out of the rubble. You can sense this at funerals when, in the midst of losing a dear loved one, everyone’s minds and hearts turn toward eternity. The question the worldly things they’ve valued and wonder about some greater purpose designed by some greater...

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25May 2011

by: Rob Flood

When Being Right is All Wrong

Meet Justin and Paula. They’ve been married for nearly 15 years, most of which have been wonderful years. Recently, though, conflict has been the order of the day. Not war-to-end-all-wars conflict. Just little skirmishes here or there over this small thing or that. Right now, as you read this, they are at the end of another conflict. Paula is in the privileged position of being...

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24May 2011

by: Trish Donohue

Heroes

Heroes in Hollywood come in all shapes and sizes. They used to come mainly in the shape of gun-totin’ cowboys or muscle-men wearing shades. Recently they have come in the blond supermodel variety, somehow punching out the enemy while flipping through the air and remaining flawlessly coiffed. But that’s a blog for another day. The point is that we love heroes. They represent a world...

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23May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Open-Ended Marriage Questions

I recently sat in my living room with my wife and four other married couples from the church and we took time as couples to answer and discuss questions about marriage: What things did you see in your spouse that made you want to marry him/her? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of your marriage? How do you communicate dissatisfaction to your spouse? Describe how you as a couple...

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20May 2011

by: Rob Flood

More on the May 21, 2011 Controversy

On Monday of this week, we posted on Harold Camping’s proclamation about the judgment day coming this Saturday. You can read that blog by clicking here. Since our posting, Justin Taylor had added some very helpful voices to the mix that I wanted you to benefit from. He links to an article from Albert Mohler (this is the guy I’ve been wanting to hear on the issue.) Beneath the link...

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19May 2011

by: Rob Flood

The Key Ingredient: Mercy

Everyday in our home, Gina is called to the same task, multiple times. She is called to respond out of mercy and not out of revenge. She is called to live with this sinning husband and look favorably upon him, loving him despite the sin she sees. The word “mercy” is defined as follows: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's...

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18May 2011

by: Rob Flood

Parenting via Kevin DeYoung

Editor’s Note: When we reference a post, we normally excerpt it and give you a link to read it in its entirety if you so desire. This post from Kevin DeYoung was just too good to cut up. You can still find it at his blog by clicking here. I pray it blesses you and underscores the grace children, and parents, all depend upon. Parenting 001By Kevin DeYoung Does it seem like parenting has...

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