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Women to Women - It's Relational

God has built a relational need into each of us. So He also provides opportunities for personal interaction. Consider Mary, the mother of Jesus. A young virgin, who suddenly finds herself unmarried and pregnant with a miracle baby, is clued in by the angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, is six months into her own miracle pregnancy. What better place for a young girl to go for...

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GUEST POST: OUR CULTURE NEEDS A NEW APOLOGETIC

The summer after my sophomore year of high school, my world was rocked at summer camp. My best friend spoke to our youth group and encouraged all of us to start figuring out what WE believe and quit living out our parent’s faith. I returned from camp having decided I was ready to put my stake in the ground and own my faith; read and learn about other religions and h...

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Hope Covenant Serving Others in Need

Last Saturday, a group of volunteers from Hope got together to go "on the move" and be the light of Christ for those less fortunate in our community. The New Leaf Men's Center (formerly East Mesa Men's Center) is located just north of the Loop 202 on Country Club Drive and offers men who have fallen on hard times a place to come and rest, while they work on their physical,...

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What On Earth Am I Here For?

The question of existence – why am I alive? This is not exactly a new question. It was asked thousands of years ago. In fact, Jeremiah asked it in Jeremiah 10:18. It says: “Why was I born? Was it only to have trouble and sorrow, to end my life in disgrace?” Have you ever felt that way? ...

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Fired Up: Reflections on Our Men’s Retreat

Celtic Christians used to talk about “thin places.” These were places where the veil between heaven and earth is razor thin. It’s a time when you can get a whiff of the Kingdom of God, and a glimpse of the his glory. These sacred moments are few and far between, but when they come we’re overwhelmed. The burning bush (Exodus 3), Mount Sinai (Exodu...

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Facing Your Fears - New Sermon Series

We are fragile mortals given to fears of every sort. We have built-in insecurities that no amount of whistling in the dark can chase away. We are fearful…fearful of the future, of death, of war and perhaps most gripping, fearful that our life ultimately doesn’t matter. ...

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What Measures Grows!

As part of the Church staff I had the privilege of attending a Leadership summit last month. All the speakers were wonderful so, I thought I'd share one of my take aways with you. One of the speakers challenged us to look at what we are measuring as leaders. The idea is that "What you measure grows!"...

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