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God chooses to be with us

From the very beginning, God has chosen to be with His children. The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden reveals God’s desire to be with us. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden…
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5 things every married couple should do

  One of the most powerful ways you demonstrate your love for one another is the willingness to change. To recognize in yourself an attitude or behavior that hurts your spouse, and to choose to change is a dramatic way to show your spouse…
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Marriage – consumer or covenant?

  In a recent post on this topic we learned of God’s purpose for marriage. In this post we’ll look at the way Western culture has defined marriage, and how that definition hinders us from living out God’s purpose for us. In…
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Marriage – consumer or covenant?

  In a recent post on this topic we learned of God’s purpose for marriage. In this post we’ll look at the way Western culture has defined marriage, and how that definition hinders us from living out God’s purpose for us. In…
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The love of God for you

Heaven waited and watched in anticipation of the birth of a child. It was a child that God had thought about long before the child entered this world. It was a child God loved immeasurably, with every ounce of His infinite love. It was a…
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The purpose of marriage

  Marriage continues to be under attack in our culture. From changing definitions of marriage to same-sex unions to a still-climbing divorce rate, some see marriage as a failed institution, a relic of an antiquated belief system. And…

Opportunity for worship – O Magnum Mysterium

I wanted to pass along one final opportunity for worship this holiday season. O Magnum Mysterium was composed by Morten Lauridsen, one of America’s most performed composers, and my primary composition instructor when I studied at the University…

Linus, his blanket, and the meaning of Christmas

I just came across this article on crosswalk.com about a moment in A Charlie Brown Christmas I had never noticed before: In that climactic scene when Linus shares “what Christmas is all about,” he drops his security blanket, and I am now…
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Teach us to pray

  John Piper has produced a beautiful new video on the Lord’s Prayer titled “Teach Us to Pray.” It’s about 4 minutes long and is a great opportunity for worship. I encourage you to watch it.

Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms

  I have been a big proponent of praying the Psalms for many years. A recent article by Donald Whitney titled “Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms” offers some practical reasons why praying the Psalms can be a great help to you.…