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  • Ever ponder why it can be so hard to make changes in your life that you know you need to make?  A struggle we desperately want to pull away from, but just fall right back into?  Sort of like driving on a bumpy, bad road trying to get on some good pavement and before you know it you’re right back in the ruts again. Just like gravity is invisible, the Bible shares there are invisible forces that affect you and I.
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  • Yes, it has been a real treat for my wife Kathy and I to soak in the warm tropical breeze and sunshine during our stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii.  As you may have heard I was sharing our experiences at this beautiful location on SPIRIT this week and you now have an opportunity to win a family vacation here. Very nice!
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  • "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word."  Not only was it an Elton John song title from the 1970's... it's a reality for the present.
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  • Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, October 23
    It’s not an everyday occurrence for a partial solar eclipse to come our way, but one may be viewable Thursday afternoon. At about 1:30 pm Pacific time the moon will begin a seemingly slow pass between the sun and the Earth...
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  • Just days ago we learned that actor comedian Robins Williams, passed away, apparently by his own hand. We would have never guessed the life of such a successful, gifted talent would end this way...
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  • My garage is complicated, although it doesn’t really need to be. I have many different household items sorted into various sized boxes… somewhat organized, which is great. The problem is my miscellaneous stuff hasn’t found the right box to live in yet. All those little oddities...
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  • While this moment in time seems a relatively good season for my family, I also see many others within the sphere of my life in a season of struggle with difficult challenges. My heart sinks when people suffer with a broken relationship, life threatening illness, or the loss of a loved one.
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  • For many who read a passage in Bible where Jesus says “love your enemies” their response is that’s just crazy talk. How can anyone in their right mind love someone who acts harmfully toward you and those you love? How is that possible?
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  • I am a self-described Cub Scout when it comes to gardening. I have achieved some small victories, but I still have a lot to learn about growing food. I do know it takes good seed, soil, nutrients, care and patience. If you garden, you know it’s mind blowing what can grow from a tiny seed.
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  • Experience the SPIRIT trip to Israel as we visit biblical places where Jesus walked, lived and performed miracles. Take part in the memories we've created together by viewing this album. We hope you join us on the next adventure!
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  • Philippians 4:8

    Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Read More
  • You Made a Difference

    I wonder if this might be the first time this lady has smiled since April 25th, when an earthquake ripped her life into a new shape? The reason she’s smiling is because she’s receiving an earthquake survival kit from a World Concern worker. A kit that maybe you paid for, during our special morning for Nepal Relief. That morning, in just 3 hours, you provided over 4,100 survival kits.“The opposite of love is not hate, it's Read More

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