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A Cambodian Table: The Church On Display

The van pulled to a stop and our team of eight piled out onto the newly muddied street of a Vietnamese neighborhood in Cambodia. ...

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This is Aloha: What Hawaii Taught Me About Restoration

The most exotic place I had ever been up until this point was Mexico. You should ask me about that trip some time. I assure you ...

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Bountiful Harvest: Rethinking the Fruits of the Spirit

The fruits of the Spirit. Cue memories of vacation bible school songs and crafted bracelets made in Sunday school. Paul’s ...

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Following Jesus: Why It’s Worth Giving Up All Else

“And Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.’ And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.” –Luke 5:10b&11 I have often wondered what it was about that first encounter with Jesus that caused each disciple ...

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Shaking Up the Mundane: How to Cultivate an Enjoyable Marriage

“Here, carry this.” He handed me a thick quilt and grabbed a basket from his trunk. It was the hottest day of the summer – a record breaking day, they said. I trotted behind him as he made his way along a trail and into the woods, trying to forget how desperately hot I was and how I was ...

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Testing Normal: Finding Conviction in the Common

Here I sit, swinging in my Eno, admiring an emerging green world that says spring has at last made its arrival. I have a book at my side, and birds are singing a sweet song to make my little nook complete. I spent time in my Bible and listened as the Lord challenged my heart to become more like ...

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To the Wife Whose Husband is Busier than She Is

I looked down at my phone and it was hard not to be a little disappointed. “I will be working late tonight sweetheart. I will come home as soon as I can, but I may still have work to do when I get there. I love you.” My dinner was prepped and ready for the oven. My home was clean, and I ...