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Joy Is Our Default Setting

We behaved with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God. 2 Corinthians 1:12 November days can be dreary. The world seems like a foggy and grey place as well. The past few days we find ourselves in a familiar cycle of shock, sadness and general confusion. We dig… Continue reading Joy Is Our Default Setting

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Sidewalk Peddlers

"And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way..." Acts 19:23 This chapter, if you've never read it is fascinating. There's a riot going down in Ephesus. Some translations call it a great disturbance, some a ruckus; regardless, the gospel was being preached in Ephesus and it was ruffling some feathers. A… Continue reading Sidewalk Peddlers

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The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

In the Bible, the Hebrew word for peace, shalom is a deeply meaningful word. More than just the absence of conflict, shalom is an expression of wholeness and completeness. In Colossians 3 Paul gives us a beautiful picture of believers living together in shalom and it's far more than just a static absence of conflict. "Therefore, as… Continue reading The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

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A World of Nervous Activity

"Every age has it's own characteristics. Right now we are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity, which is in Christ, is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities, which occupy time and attention, but can never satisfy the longing of the heart." A.W.… Continue reading A World of Nervous Activity