February 17, 2020
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Scripture names hope as one of the Three Great Forces of human existence: 
 
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT) 
 
By saying...
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February 16, 2020
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I don’t think we’ve admitted to ourselves just how much belief is a choice.

Some mornings you wake and feel God is near; the day looks hopeful. Next morning God seems far; the day has no color to it. For years I wrote this experience off...

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February 15, 2020
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Christians have been told over and over that God is almighty. And indeed he is—the God of four hundred billion billion suns. We have been told he is also sovereign. And indeed he is. Perhaps out of respect, we have adopted the notion that if he...
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February 13, 2020
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It all begins with a couple. Not some hero standing alone against the rising tide of the world. A marriage. A man and a woman, given to one another at the dawn of time. The human race is about to enter into its great adventure and its...

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February 12, 2020
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Love God in your suffering.

Stay with me now. Your heart is the greatest treasure you have. Without a heart it’s impossible to love, or receive love. Without a heart you can’t possibly dream, hope, laugh, find courage. Without a heart you...

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February 11, 2020
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February 10, 2020
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The Search is for more of God in our lives as a growing, operational reality. There are a few critical things to believe in order to make this search go well. First off, we must be confident that God wants to give us more of himself. (Do...

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February 09, 2020
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Down through the ages, followers of Christ have believed that to be able to give God our attention as a regular practice was a very important thing. After vividly recounting the many challenges of faith and character before us, the author of...

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February 08, 2020
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
To be a girl is a glorious thing. Yes, we bear a suffering that guys do not know. This is not a...
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February 07, 2020
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No discussion of holiness is true or helpful without a healthy appreciation for how earnestly Satan wants to destroy us. Steal, kill, and destroy is how Jesus described it (John 10:10). Satan lured Adam and Eve to compromise one single act, one...

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February 06, 2020
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The madness about grief is you think you’ll feel better in a few days. Certainly in a few weeks. The average bereavement leave in corporate America is four days for a spouse or child and three days for a parent. Three days. That’s complete...

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February 05, 2020
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Oh! Ephraim is my dear, dear son, 
my child in whom I take pleasure!
Every time I mention his name,
my heart bursts with longing for him!
Everything in me cries...
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February 04, 2020
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[Sam]  Obviously we’ve been told to chase our dreams. Over and over again every...
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February 02, 2020
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I love watching a herd of horses grazing in an open pasture, or running free across the wide, sage-covered plateaus in Montana. I love hiking in the high country when the wildflowers are blooming—the purple lupine and the Indian paintbrush when...

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February 01, 2020
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Let me say this again. Let suffering be the door you walk through that draws you to deeper intimacy with Jesus. Let it play its sanctifying role.

Because though God doesn’t cause all the trials in our lives, he does use them. He does work...

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January 30, 2020
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I (John) just let out a deep sigh. That we even need to explain how beauty is so absolutely essential to God only shows how dull we have grown to him, to the world in which we live, and to Eve. Far too many years of...

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January 29, 2020
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We human beings are made up of three interwoven parts. As Paul says, “May God himself ... sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23). We are...
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January 28, 2020
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More of God comes to us as we love God. The more that we love God, the more we are able to experience him. Part of this has to do with the nature of God, and part of it has to do with our own human nature.

You understand from your own...

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January 27, 2020
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A word about honesty. The Scripture exhorts us to speak the truth in love. Speak the truth in love. Which means, don’t speak the truth in anger or resentment or with the desire to wound. We need to be careful to check our motives underneath our...

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January 26, 2020
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The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Then he sent some more servants and said, "Tell...

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