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When God Moves

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When God moves, He rarely moves you to a place you can handle just fine on your own. When God moves, He is always asking you to trust Him. When God moves, He usually allows you to disobey. When God moves and we disobey, we always miss out. When God moves, He never has chosen you by...

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Tags: plan, direction, will

The Core: Christian Living, Christ's Return, and Eternal Destiny

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Christian Living  We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the...

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Tags: discipleship, theology, eschatology, christology

New DS

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Noah Palmer has been the District Superintendent of the Midwest District of the EFCA since 2012. Noah has been the right person for the task for the times, and he has been very helpful and encouraging to me personally. I'm going to miss his wisdom, humor, and teaching. Noah will finish this...

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Tags: trust, humility, listening, efca, district, superintendent

A Call for Your Stories

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Sometimes we have people share part of their story of faith during our worship service, and they are always encouraging. But not everyone is comfortable speaking in front of people. So, here's my appeal, invitation, exhortation, plea, and request: Would you please write out a short story of...

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Tags: faith, story

I'll spend $10 to get $1000, but will I spend $1000 to get $10,000?

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I wouldn't think twice about spending $10 in order to get $1000 in return. It's just $10, so even if it doesn't work out, I'm not out much. It's not gambling - the $1000 is all but certain, but still ... just in case. But 100 times return on investment is a good deal! But would I spend that...

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Tags: prayer

Impostor!

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I started with a new language study group a couple of weeks ago to continue studying Italian. The teacher is an Italian woman in Italy, one of my classmates is in Brazil, another in the US, and another I'm not quite sure. The structure is pretty simple - we're reading a book together and then...

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Tags: transparency, impostor

Reminders We Avoid

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Lynne and I painfully watch my mother's battle against dementia continue to lose ground. Indeed all of us have someone close to us who has some profound struggle with atypical daily living, whether it's mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual. Some of us have those struggles ourselves. Many...

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Tags: grace, fallen

Fear to Cavalier

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By now, you've likely seen someone you thought was a little too cavalier about the Coronavirus. Or maybe you have second-guessed yourself that you were being a little too carefree about protecting yourself. Should I wash my hands more often? We've all also seen the fear that some have had over...

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Tags: sin, freedom, fear, coronavirus

Ahead of the Mental Curve

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Mental health care professionals are consistently sounding the same concern - CoronaVirus is going to exact a toll on our mental health for years to come. I don't want to be an alarmist, but I do want to get ahead of the mental health curve so that we are all better prepared to handle the...

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Tags: health, mental, virus, coronavirus, convid-19

Virtual Backgrounds

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Our new normal of a meeting primarily online, some of you have found that fun feature of setting a "virtual background" to show behind you. Instead of your messy dining room, your screen presence can have in the background pretty much any image or scene that you want - the seaside, mountains, a...

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Tags: honesty, transparency

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