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Deeply Loved

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God truly loves us! The crazy thing is, God sees us exactly as we are - all of our flaws, all of our shortcomings, all of our failures. He sees everything we despise about ourselves, every hateful thought we’ve ever had, every selfish act we’ve ever committed. He sees all of our sin and knows the exact depths of our depravity. And yet even as he knows us completely, he...

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Parents, persist.

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Over the first weekend of December, we put up all our Christmas decorations. Stockings are hung, the tree is lit, the bottom three feet crowded with ornaments, and our advent wreath circles four small candles on the kitchen table. Just before bedtime, we gathered our babies around the table to light the first candle. I had my phone ready to capture the wonder and joy spark...

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The Faithfulness of God

The Faithfulness of God.

Sometimes, our Lion of a God delivers us from the fiery furnace. Sometimes, he brings healing, changes our circumstances, and gives us what we deeply desire. And sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes our crappy circumstances get even crappier, and he asks us to keep trusting him. When we face hardships, stress, suffering, grief, pain, and death we can boldly shout in the face ...

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Longing

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The longing we feel is a gift that points us to the satisfier of our souls--Jesus Christ. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights, to show us how good the giver is. He alone satisfies our longing hearts. ...

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Friendship

True friendship among believers requires initiation, effort, and the grace of Jesus to flourish. Christ adopted us into the same family, and we shouldn’t be scared of enjoying friendship with each other...Though it is painful and costly, the reward of sharing in joy and in suffering with true friends is a comfort and a blessing from the Lord....

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Not Alone

We were created for community. This reality is rooted in the character of God. We were created for community with God and people. However, we still feel lonely. Truth is, sin has broken our relatedness with God and others. But the good news: Jesus has come to be a friend like no other and to restore our relationships with God and other people....

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