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Our Community

As I look around, I see people talking to each other, laughing, connecting. What if we didn’t have this? What if we didn’t have community? We might not notice it but community is present in our everyday lives. It is so important. It allows us to interact with other people. …

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Spiritually Exhausted

I am tired. Yes, physically… but more so spiritually. I constantly call out to God asking him to renew me and bring me back to him. But nothing ever happens. This disturbed me, but I continued to trust that God would make everything better again. Lately I haven’t really had …

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Intentional Community

What is and how can we encounter God as a community? A few months ago, we had Encounter Launch at school. Personally, the two of us went into it not expecting much. We expected the usual boredom and the constant checking of the time until we were free to go …

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Pray for…

Today was a difficult, tragic, heartbreaking day for many people. There were 5 horrifying events that occurred around the world. First, two earthquakes, one in Japan and another in Mexico. Secondly, two bombings, one in Beirut, Lebanon and another in Baghdad, Iraq. And finally, the event that opened the eyes …

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In Pursuit of Life Full

It is time to celebrate once again.  You are invited. To the sons and daughters who vulnerably write out their faith story, covering everything from struggle to victory, from foggy wandering to clear vision, from trench cries to hopeful cheering, I say thank you. Thank you for boldly sharing, gently …

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Small Streams, Mighty Rivers

All of these people I meet, it seems like they’re fine. In some ways I hope they’re not and they’re hearts are like mine –   Wasteland – NEEDTOBREATHE Isolation takes a toll on you. Isolation produces fear, it draws out guilt and gives voice to confusion. I hate trying …

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What the Church Has Right

I observed the church for a week. I saw enacted before me a vision of the community of believers as it was intended. People gathered in their weakness. The church does not shy away from mistakes. People believing even when it seems futile, and being rewarded! God is faithful. The …

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Becoming Community

Whenever I play my violin, or want to make some music, I have to connect the bow to the strings.  Otherwise it is a silent moving of my fingers.  People may see that I am shaping a song, but they’re deaf to it because the source of the sound is …

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Together: Sinking Deeper.

Community. How do you create depth within relationships among people who you can’t seem to make it below the surface with? My idea? Start it yourself. Take one step of courage; be open enough to reach Real. These past couple days God has brought a few opportunities just to talk …

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Are You Hungry?

Me and my grandma used to always bake, it’d always just be me, her and my sister on summer days baking various delicacies that only a five-year-old can truly appreciate. I remember she had these bright yellow measuring cups that seemed to always be in the kitchen sink. These measuring cups …

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