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Mission Accomplished – Day 40

Several months ago, my deepest friend pulled me aside…and pulled up a chair. In her hands, compassion and a book. I know her well…and she, me. If she was suggesting that I read something, it was definitely worth the read. The book? One Thousand … Continue reading

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The Stretching – Day 33

We know the feeling. When our faith is being stretched to the max. Relentless pulling and stretching and pulling some more. But, why? Because our faith is still too small. And, while it’s much more comfortable to leave our faith the size that … 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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Never Alone – Day 3

Her husband left her and their baby just after Christmas, 2009. Courageously she walks this wilderness with integrity. With grace. Parenting alone. Sleeping alone. Waking alone. Waiting alone. And yet I see that, clearly, she is never really alone. She wears … Continue reading

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Ready to Launch

For the next 40 days, we’ll be blogging with regard to our ninth mission trip across the U.S. This journey will take place from Sept. 2nd – Oct. 11th. We’ll post entries, photos, and videos from the road. Our mission … Continue reading

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Journey With Us?

During our upcoming 40-Day Marriage Mission Trip (September 2nd-October 11th) we invite you to journey with us by downloading our 40-Day Devotional. “Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, … Continue reading

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Plan Faith (filmed at the Jordan River)

We live in a world of plan B’s and back-up plans…and back-up plans for our back-up plans. This is not the way of Plan Faith. The back-up plan for walking in faith is always… …more faith. “NOW FAITH is the assurance … Continue reading

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