Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.
March 20th, 2017

Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.

Davina McDonald

You may be seated in a small and sparsely furnished room, staring at the single painting, waiting to learn whether you got the job. Maybe you are the nail-biter pacing the floor of a hospital waiting room, longing for a word of hope that your loved one will pull ...

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What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?
March 14th, 2017

What is the Biblical Portrayal of Women?

Jennifer M Buck

As a woman reading Scripture in the 21st century, I find myself torn over the Bibles portrayal of women. Certain passages tell stories of agency, valor and hope through the inclusion of brave women, while others are laments over the abuse and neglect of women within the ...

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2 Lessons from the Ephesian Church: Love and Struggle
March 1st, 2017

2 Lessons from the Ephesian Church: Love and Struggle

Randy Petersen

A popular TV drama follows different generations of a family in different times. Its fascinating to see the history of relationships, the roots of conflict, and underlying issues that keep surfacing over the years. We find a similar story in the New Testament, as we follow the progress ...

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This Valentine’s Day Read Love Letters from God
February 14th, 2017

This Valentine’s Day Read Love Letters from God

Kari E. Randall

Whats the greatest gift a loved one could give you? Flowers, an engagement ring, a day to relax? Perhaps words that convey how much you mean to them? Whether youre single or happily in a relationship this Valentines Day, you have a wide-ranging collection of love letters ...

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Does Church Feel Unsafe?
January 24th, 2017

Does Church Feel Unsafe?

Christina Miller

Now, you shepherds, listen to what I, the LORD, am telling you. Ezekiel 34:7 delivers a hard message to the leaders of Israel. In the midst of their neglect and abuse, God spoke. Loudly. As surely as I am the living God, you had better listen to me. The ...

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What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?
January 3rd, 2017

What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?

Dottie McLoughlin

I recently reached Senior Citizen status and was having a little trouble celebrating the event. It seemed a bit unreal—after all, wasnt I just 35 a year or two ago? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, the kids are married with families of their own. My husband and I downsized ...

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What Can Advent Teach Us About Waiting on God’s Promises?
November 29th, 2016

What Can Advent Teach Us About Waiting on God’s Promises?

Christina Miller

I often wonder how Mary felt in the days leading up to Jesus birth. What did it feel like to nurture and carry the Messiah? What physical pain and spiritual peace did she experience? When she received news of her unexpected pregnancy, Luke tells us, Mary treasured up all ...

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All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died
November 1st, 2016

All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died

Christina Miller

A week after my close friend unexpectedly passed away, I found myself sitting on the hard wood pews of my church. Los Angeles was suffering through a hot spell in early November. Steamy haze rose from the pavement when I walked across the parking lot, making the air smell ...

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