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May 22, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

Scripture reveals things we try to hide. When we see these things clearly, it is an occasion for thankfulness and humility.   The occasion this time was a comment we heard from Adelaide, my two-year-old granddaughter. While the adults were talking around the dinner table, she was in the adjacent room when we heard her say, “I did wrong. You can’t see me.” When we investigated, we saw no obvious wrong and assumed she was remembering an event from earlier in the day. With no egregious sin to consider with her, I reflected on her spiritual instincts.

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May 16, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

A friend sent me a copy of Jon Ronson’s book, The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry. He just wanted my opinion of the book, I think. (But it did remind me of another friend who gave me a six-pack of Tic-Tacs for my birthday.)

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May 15, 2013 - - Blog Post

Don’t go to this year’s CCEF National Conference alone!

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May 14, 2013 - Mike Emlet - Blog Post

“Knowledge is power.” How many times have we heard that phrase? As Christians we really don’t believe it. Or do we? In this final installment of a series using Zack Eswine’s book Sensing Jesus as a launching pad, I am looking at the temptation toward omniscience, to be a “know-it-all” in life and ministry. Ever since the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to be like God by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we humans have had a skewed view of knowledge. Where does this come out in our lives?

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May 09, 2013 - Paul David Tripp | Tim Lane - Blog Post

“The goal of my relationship with this person is that I might become more like Christ in this relationship, and that they might be more like Christ as a result of this relationship . . . . That changes everything.”  - Tim Lane

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May 07, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

Dreams are among the great oddities of human experience. They are bizarre juxtapositions of events of the day, personal anxieties, divine intrusions, side effects of medication, and random neuronal firings triggered by a late evening meal. We can rightly interpret them as either profound or meaningless, though it is hard to distinguish between the two. Like most people, I dream whether I know it or not. A few I remember for a moment when I wake up in the middle of the night, others stay with me longer. Recently I had two dreams on the same night.

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May 07, 2013 - Mike Emlet - Blog Post

What is your response in life and ministry when things just don’t seem to change? When you labor and sweat and pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” and that prayer seemingly goes unanswered? When after meeting months with a struggling couple they decide to divorce? When your friend’s depressed son commits suicide? When a relationship ends without reconciliation? Are you surprised? Undone? Angry? Fearful? How are you tempted to react?

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