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Dear Brother, Consider the Shadow of Shaddai

Dear brother, I know your vocation requires your astute awareness of your position under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1). After reading 1 Samuel 18-19, along with Dale Ralph Davis’ commentary [1] this morning, I sat on the couch strategizing how to share what I had read with you. For […]

What to Do With Your Shame

I sighed, staring at the mess that had accumulated upstairs. We are in the midst of renovations, and there are unpacked boxes that we have nowhere to put. I said I was annoyed with the mess, but I was actually ashamed — ashamed when people asked to see upstairs or […]

The Cure for Bitterness

Have you ever been wronged by someone, and then found yourself seething with anger and bitterness? In our broken world filled with sin, this is not an uncommon experience. Maybe a friend has betrayed your trust and left you feeling wounded. Maybe someone misunderstood your words and assumed the worst, […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (June 15, 2018)

What Are You Waiting For? (Jon Bloom, Desiring God) It might feel to us like the things we’re waiting on God for are the main things. But someday we might discover that the most important fruit ever produced in our lives came from faithfully doing good while we waited. Jen Wilkin […]

10 Practical Ways to Treasure Christ

I often look back on my day with regret. I think of the many minutes gone to waste in the form of mindless scrolls or swipes, and the hours spent with eyes glued to a screen. A fellow youth leader posed a question to our senior high girls recently that […]

Bible Q&A: What Does It Mean for God to Be Our Father?

Question: What does it mean for God to be our Father? Answer: Clearly this is an analogy, and analogies work by comparing something that is hard to grasp with something that is very familiar to us and that we can easily understand. God does this by comparing the relationship he […]