Marriage is Hard Work

I have been praying for couples at CBC. Marriage is hard work. Like a wet stone, God has used marriage to grind away burrs of sin and fear and hone my passion for truth and intimacy. There may be nothing else in my life that has unearthed my own selfishness...

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Are you joyful?

Christians today are characterized as joyful, right? Not so fast! According to a Pew Research Center report in 2019 only 36% of the “actively religious” describe themselves as very happy. That is at least higher than the 25% of inactively religious that claim to be very happy, right? I have no idea...

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When God Throws a Curve

Baseball is my favorite sport. Many people can’t get into baseball. Some folks just don’t like it at all. Others enjoy the idea of the game, but it’s a hard game to watch. I get it. Not only is it full of rules (and they add more every season), but...

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Shadows and Sunshine

I know everybody is saying it, but we are living in really strange times. The last year and a half has been crazy and in many ways unbelievable. Sometimes it feels like the world has changed more in the last 18 months than in the whole rest of my life,...

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Turn to God first

I love learning! (If only I had loved learning when I was a kid in school, right?!) One of my favorite aspects of today’s world is access to education when needed. At least once a week I’m learning something new. The upper tray in our dishwasher needed to be repaired....

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