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Protective Father

“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” [2 Corinthians 6:18] This week, there was some praise given to former MLB star Curt Shilling’s defense of his daughter’s reputation. He had posted, proudly, of her selection to a college softball team and…

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This World Is Broken

Check out this video of a couple just getting off a bus, but then… WHAM! Suddenly the ground is gone underneath them. Though their reflexes inspire them to grab for the edge, it’s too late—They’re gone. It was about a 10-foot free fall, which is deep, especially when you have no idea that it’s coming. I…

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Covered In Ashes

Once again, Restoration Youth lead our annual Ash Wednesday service. It was actually one of the better attended “special services” we’ve had in a while. Wednesday evening is youth night, so typically if a special event falls on that day, we give it to the youth to lead us. I always love the way that…

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True North (Men’s Live It)

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). Cranky kids, wounding words, the loss of a job, a broken body, a painful marriage—”trouble” comes in all shapes and sizes. The Bible calls it groaning. While everyone has trouble in life, not everyone has learned how to respond to it well. That is,…

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The Path Less Traveled

There have been 4 significant times in my life when I’ve really enjoyed biking… And this is one of them. I recently picked up a new bike which has been a lot of fun. Normally, I’m a tennis player, but my passion for biking has surged again. The first time was when I was 12. I…

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