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The HOW of God’s Mission

Are you worried about how the things you are facing right now are all going to turn out? You’re in good company. God’s mission grows best in the habitat of impossibility.  Over and over again as we’ve opened the Word … Continue reading

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The Hunger of God’s Mission

When we were married the first time in 1989, it took less than two years for us to become another casualty in our church. We had it all backwards; chasing after God’s mission instead of chasing after our Maker. As a … Continue reading

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The Grief of God’s Mission

My life passage is Isaiah 61:1-4. Powerful? Yes. Purposeful? Absolutely. But, on nights like this…when grief grabs at my gut and anguish atrophies every muscle of faith I can muster…I don’t care about power or purpose.  I just want God … Continue reading

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Faith: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The following post is an excerpt from our upcoming devotional, Marriage on a Mission–A Short-Term Journey with a Long-Term Impact. “As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, calling out, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ … Continue reading

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Holding on to HOPE

“….A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 But the Darkness comes calling and what once was one is torn in two. His heart grows hard. Her heart … Continue reading

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Rebuilding on the Ruins

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD, “because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” This is what the LORD says: “I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents … Continue reading

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Man of the Tombs – Day 27

They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or … Continue reading

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A Little Closer – Day 25

Every Sunday evening for the last nine years, we’ve chased after God together. We open His Word and feast on it. Chewing and chewing on every morsel; taking it down into ourselves…into our marriage. We discuss those in need of prayer…and … Continue reading

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Fidgeting – Day 9

Today we began unpacking the tools God gave us to heal our marriage…and the fidgeting started. Not in every chair, but several. The fidgeting testifies to the discomfort of being vulnerable with one another….revealing our inner hearts. We know how the fidgets feel. … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action! – Days 6 and 7

When something’s good, you want everyone to know about it. Through the work of Bridge to Life Ministries, Don and Becky Smith have been helping hurting couples for almost 30 years. This week in Holland, MI, we’ve had the privilege of helping them … Continue reading

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