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Key Connections (February 22, 2017)

Love the Church You’re With, Not the Church of Your Dreams (Ricky Alcantar, The Blazing Center) You may find that some of the things you long for begin to be more evident…Or you may find that God changes your heart to appreciate what’s already there. God Uses Our Work—Even Cleaning Milk […]
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Hope More, Expect Less

What do you expect in the near future? In Chicago, we can expect winter to be cold, snowy and long, but we can also expect a warm summer and a beautiful fall. (Spring is non-existent.) I expect to attend two family weddings this summer, which I expect will be great fun, […]
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10 Prayers to Pray This President’s Day

It’s President’s Day. Workers rest from their labors and schools temporarily close. This is a day of honor, a national holiday to remember the forty-five men who’ve served our country in the prestigious role of President of the United States. Regardless of what the title POTUS evokes for you, President’s […]
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When You Feel Misunderstood

Moses heard God’s voice. He stepped closer, onto holy ground. From what he saw, he hid his face. God spoke, telling Moses he had seen the suffering of his people, and God commissioned Moses to deliver them from Pharaoh. Moses humbly responded, “Who am I?” Who was he to have […]
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Marriage for Worse, for Poorer, and in Sickness

I remember the moment I stood before my groom and recited my wedding vows. I certainly didn’t expect life to be perfect, but I assumed my marriage would be filled with more of “better” than “worse.” With stars in my eyes, and blissfully unaware of what the future would hold, […]
Bible resources

Key Connections (February 15, 2017)

Why Are So Many Christians Bored with the Bible? (Marshall Segal, Desiring God) We talk about Bible reading like we talk about cutting calories or cleaning our house. We’re grateful for the results, but we don’t wake up dying to do it again. 8 Reasons to Love Sound Doctrine (Kevin Halloran, Anchored in […]