Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grace + Parenting That Sets Us Free

Fear-Driven Parenting and the Grace That Sets Us Free Quote from a homeschooling MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) mother: I want my kids to know and love Jesus, not a system or a religion. I want them to be freed from performance-based Christianity, … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread Together

Have a meal together. Make it a ritual – something that you regularly do. Why it matters Eating together helps people connect; helps bond individuals into a collaborative whole, whether family, a gathering, or corporate. It doesn’t matter what it is that … Continue reading

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‘Gathering Together’ Bible Verses

Matthew 16:16-18 ESV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I … Continue reading

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The Basis of Faith

Do not base your faith on experience, but base your faith on the Word of God, in Jesus. True faith is not based on an irrational feeling. When your prayers don’t seem to be answered, do not give up praying or … Continue reading

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Sent Together to Heal

We aren’t islands – wrapped up in ourselves.  We are born for community and for building bridges between each other. We are created to ‘one another’ one another. Love one another. Serve one another. Help one another. Encourage one another. … Continue reading

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Restored for Better

We have been damaged by evil, yet were designed for good and created in God’s image. Jesus, God’s only Son, died so that we might have Life. He took our sin and wiped it out – all our sin, once … Continue reading

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Designed for Good

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” – Genesis 1:31 Jesus, when he was walking around the Galilee, talked of Life … in all its abundance and fullness.  I have long longed for understanding this passage. And … Continue reading

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