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Her body. His job. Their house. His personality. Her popularity. Their income. His strength. Her smile. Their relationship. Whatever it is, someone else has it, but you don’t. Comparing your life to
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If It’s Not Good, God’s Not Done From JP | April 25, 2016 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Romans 8:28 is arguably the most hopeful verse in all of the Bible when it comes to living in this fallen world. It’s so hopeful that it can actually come across as trite and cliché when offered to
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What Are You Waiting For? Spiritual Growth | April 18, 2016 . By Luke Friesen
What are you most looking forward to? What makes you think, “I can’t wait until THAT happens,” when all the work and pain and patience you’re putting in now will be totally worth it? As a kid,
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Don’t Fake Following God Spiritual Growth | April 11, 2016 . By Luke Friesen
Do you love to follow God? Or maybe just looking like you love to follow God? I’ve been in both places. My story is one of being proud of my “Christian resume,” secretly sinning while appearing
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Don’t Empty Your Mind — Fill It Spiritual Growth | April 4, 2016 . By Luke Friesen
Let’s Talk about Meditation Imagine that your mind is a cup full of liquid, representing the tasks, distractions, and pressures of everyday life. In order to find peace, you gradually pour out the l
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Why Did Good Friday Have to Happen? From JP | March 25, 2016 . By Jonathan Pokluda
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1). We talked about this last Tuesday at the Porch, and it is GOOD NEWS. Since this is Easter weekend, there
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Who does God want you to vote for? Should you even get involved in politics if Jesus himself isn’t running for office? What’s the best way to be part of America’s imperfect political system? The
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A good education. A prestigious job. An attractive partner. Disposable income. A great house in a nice part of town. A late-model car. Are these rights? Desires? Privileges? Pipe dreams? Last Tuesday
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What to Do with Your Past Special Editions | March 7, 2016 . By Luke Friesen
Baggage. Junk. History. Pain. Hurts. Sin. A PAST—we’ve all got one, since we’ve all messed up. If you don’t handle it well, your past can define you and negatively impact a lot of your rel
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How to Be Wise with Your Money Special Editions | February 29, 2016 . By Luke Friesen
Are you worried about money? Chances are good that you are, since nearly 40% of Millennials worry about money at least once a week or more. There’s also a good chance that you’re seriously worried
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