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Spiritual Formation for Families

Spiritual Formation is all about becoming more like Christ by spending time with Him–getting to know Him through His Word, prayer and times of reflection. So how can we help the young people in our lives on their own journey of growing more Christlike, become better reflections of God’s love to the world? Lacy Finn…

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Holy Elbows

by Gabe Bernal “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41, ESV) Have you ever heard of the term “holy elbows?” If you haven’t, I’m sure that you know the concept. You’re sitting in church, and the preacher says something that you want…

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Spirit Promptings

by Sarah Bently “And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:13. ESV) Go sit with her. What?! No. I have no logical reason to get up from my table, and go join a perfect stranger. ———–…

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Struggling Into New Life

by Gabe Bernal “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26, ESV) As part of the hour-long exercise we are allowed in England during our lockdown,…

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Work the Words into Your Life

by Karen Huber “Why are you so polite with me, always saying ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘That’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you? These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life…

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God’s Love-Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom shares how she experienced the reality of God’s love standing when all else had fallen, the powerful change that comes when God pours the “ocean of his love” into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5), and how the “highest potential of God’s love is available for the trivial things of…

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Personal Retreat Resources

Wanting some help figuring out what to do for a half-multiple day personal retreat or time away with God? We’ve gathered a few books, guides and other resources in the hope of facilitating a renewing time interacting with God and enjoying His presence. Books: Invitation to Retreat by Ruth Haley Barton This book guides the…

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In What Do We Trust?

by Fred Swartz “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44, NKJV) My dialogue with…

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Remember

by Bev Hawkins “Only be careful for yourself and watch over your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons. Remember the day you…

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The Certainty of God’s Love

by Stephen Coney “. . . God wanted to make the unchangeable character of his purpose perfectly clear to the heirs of his promise . . .” (Hebrews 6:17, ISV) It was the Fall of 1978 and I was sitting in our Ford Falcon with my little sister as our Dad drove us to an…

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