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How to Make a Strong Marriage

gary thomas a lifelong loveI am a member of a generation that is vastly unmarrieda generation that collectively is unsure there is hope left in marriage.  I am a millennial.  As such, I was intrigued when I heard about Gary Thomas's book, A Lifelong Love.  And I've grown even more fascinated as Gary's wisdom shines through the content.

Wouldn't it be nice to have all the answers before you started a relationship? While this is obviously impossible, Gary provides a roadmap for married couples and singles alike-to know what they should strive for in marriage.

He starts with the ...

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One Sure Guide in An Unsure World

We had a display at church this weekend featuring fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible.   It was pretty awe inspiring to see up close such amazing treasures dating back to 1455.

I also made sure that my children saw it.   As a mom, faith in Christ and building a relationship with Him through His Word is my most important and most privileged priority.

Thinking about the significance of the morning, I was reminded by something Anne Graham Lotz has shared - something her mother wrote to her in the flyleaf of her first Bible ...

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New Inspiring Film from Focus: The Drop Box

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It's the kind of film you watch with tissues close at hand.  The one you want to immediately tell your friends about.  The Drop Box, the award-winning documentary presented by Focus on the Family is moving, inspiring and very impacting.

The film introduces viewers to Lee Jong-rak -- a pastor in Seoul who has set up a "drop box" at the front of his church to rescue babies that would otherwise be abandoned.

Watch the trailer for the film

A few from our team had the privilege to see the film at it's Los Angeles premiere.  The story behind ...

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Making the Jesus’ Luke 14 Mandate a Reality

Thomas started attending our church a few weeks ago.  He sits a few rows over from where I sit.  We exchanged smiles a few times but I hesitated to greet him personally.

Here's the thing.  I didn't how to communicate with him. 

Finally, after much prayer and some preparation, I decided it was time.

I walked over and stood directly in front of him where he sits in the sing-language section and when he noticed me, I smiled and waved.  I handed him a note I'd written which read, "I've noticed you've been coming ...

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Making Ebola Kick the Bucket

Bucket BrigadeEbola may no longer be a top story in the U.S., but the crisis continues to ravage places like Sierra Leone, Africa.  Reach Beyond is doing something about it -- and your station can help!

In response to hearing of stories of people being quarantined in their homes without the supplies they need to survive, Reach Beyond is leading an initiative called the Bucket Brigade.  

The Bucket Brigade is an effort to equip these families with the vital supplies they need.  Families will be provided with large buckets containing food, soap, gloves, bleach and other necessities. 

For $100, you can ...

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Bringing out the God-flavors

salt shakerLet me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

-Matthew 5:13, MSG

I don't usually read The Message translation of the Bible.  But in church last weekend, my pastor shared Matthew 5:13 from this version.  He asked, "What good is it to be salt if you never leave the salt shaker?"  If we're ...

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