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The Word — Grateful for an abundant life through Christ

Jesus taught: “I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” ...

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The Word — Getting ready for Christmas already?

Christmas has already arrived at my house. Or at least it has made an appearance. My family moved ...

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The Word — Surrounded by trouble

After 400 years of slavery they are finally free. They make their way out of Egypt and encamp ...

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Devotional — Jonah’s whale

The story of Jonah, given in scripture, provides an interesting metaphor of struggles that we face. Jonah was ...

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The Word — Alone with Jesus: He has a question to ask you

He saith to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? And Peter saith Lord ...

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The Word — God’s favorite tool

“There was despair and fear in the soul, misery of every kind in the body, desolation all around. ...

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The Word — The joy of finding scriptural nuggets

My great-great-great grandfather Levi Roberts was actually present at Sutter’s Mill when gold was discovered there in 1848. ...

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The Word — Take time for a Sabbath recharge

I love fall. The crispness of the air, the color of the leaves, the beauty of a clear ...

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DEVOTIONAL: We’re a lot like the penguin

I just watched a video of a Gentoo penguin being chased by a pod of killer whales in ...

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The Word — Overcoming the red flags of life

God is faithful: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you ...

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The Word — Three Marines

On August 6, 1942, U.S. Marines landed in the Solomon Islands, northeast of Australia. Although, over the course ...

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The Word — Choose the Good

In Mark 1, when Jesus is arriving on the scene as a Jewish miracle-working rabbi, he preaches a ...

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The Word — Time to enjoy a roller coaster ride

I enjoy a GREAT roller coaster ride! What makes one roller coaster better than another? It seems like ...

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The Word — Hello Friend, Are You Lonely?

To have friends, one must show themselves friendly. Pr. 17:17 One of the many challenges that are so ...

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The Word — Can You Still Sing?

Little can compare with traditional Irish folk music for down-to-earth, heel-kicking fun. Some friends of mine had discovered ...

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The Word — Focus on what matters most

Last week I went for a hike with my son, who recently returned from two years of missionary ...

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The Word — Rockwell’s ‘Golden Rule’ shares what Jesus practiced

Norman Rockwell was one of the iconic American artists of the 20th century. Among his most incredible works ...

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The Word — Jesus is the cure for toxic doubt

For the last two years, I had not had so much as a sniffle! But then in happened. ...

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The Word — I look to you Lord

For we are powerless against this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what ...

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The Word — Not feeling it

A  young lady suffering from the havoc and death of WWII wrote to a friend, “I’m still so ...

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The Word — Have the faith to follow God’s prophet

During the summer, with many student volunteers away, FACES food pantry always welcomes volunteers to help with sorting ...

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The Word: Seek the peace and prosperity of the city

It can be easy to feel like an exile in our world today. Cable news, social media, even ...

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The Word — New laws are not enough

The brokenness of our world has become painfully obvious for all of us recently. On May 14, a ...

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The Word: We have believed in love

Ten years ago this summer, I was in Econe, Switzerland. It was an idyllically beautiful day. The sun ...

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The Word —The power of faith in action

At the Last Supper, after He had washed the feet of His disciples, in the midst of some ...

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The Word — Win or lose…keep playing hard

On Sunday, May 15, the Cincinnati Reds lost against the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. While this may not appear ...

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The Word — Life amidst rapid changes

You can’t help but notice the price of a gallon of gasoline. The prices glow on signs everywhere ...

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