Imprisoning God

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By Bill Dalgetty “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation…because the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21) The idea that faith should be separated from living out the rest of our daily lives has become conventional wisdom for much of our culture.  We hear the phrase, “separation of church […]

Reimagining Retirement

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By Jeff Haanen Anne Bell, a recently-retired researcher at the University of Northern Colorado, spent one of her first years after retirement volunteering with the 5280 Fellowship, a leadership program for young professionals in Denver. Bright and soft spoken, wearing dark-rimmed glasses that match her innate curiosity, she confessed one day to a group of […]

Set a Higher Standard

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By Lou Gionfriddo Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace […]

Give Her Your Shoes!

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By Jen Havard “Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:30-31) I work as a counselor and the clients that I serve often have very chaotic, challenging lives. In love, we […]

Stand Up Tall

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By Matt Hardwick “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary…” (Matthew 5:23-25) At […]

Sharing in the Work of the Father

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By Jim Ingram Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. (2 Corinthians 9:13) After a number of decades working as an electrician, I was […]

Messy Moments

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By Linda Mooney And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) I recently arrived at the office ready to tackle my long task list. Within two hours I received three phone calls and an email from […]

Pray First

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By Jennifer Frankenberg In 2014, I was hired into my dream job. I didn’t know it was my dream job at first, but as time passed, I realized it was the perfect fit for me. I loved the excitement, the challenges, and the opportunities afforded me. But a few months ago, I was actually considering […]