Category Archives: Devotional

Peace through the pain

Brokenness is everywhere. It touches us all. Directly or indirectly, we have all felt its impact. People are betrayed by friends, abused by loved ones and belittled acquaintances in the classroom, dorm room and workplace all the time. Not only … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.14.17

Imagine what it would be like to get married, then the way to the reception hear your new spouse say something like, “I’m so glad we got married, I’ll see you every Sunday now!” How would you react to that? … Continue reading

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The green-eyed monster

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Shakespeare, ‘Othello’ Shakespeare was right, jealousy is a monster, and it will not only consume you, it will create all kinds … Continue reading

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The God Who Sees

Hagar. Ring a bell? Probably not. In the grand arc of the Old Testament story of God’s people she is little more than a footnote. Maybe it’s time to fix that, though, because the story of Hagar is rich with … Continue reading

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Common Notes 10.11.16

This week at Common Ground we looked at Ephesians 4:1-16. What we saw was a that by paying attention to how we live, and remembering and relying on His presence in our lives, we will as individuals be better able … Continue reading

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Common Notes 10.4.16

In case you missed Common Ground of Tuesday night, we covered Ephesians 3:14-21. Here’s a thought from that passage… Have you ever considered Paul’s prayer at the end of Ephesians 3? It is a passionate plea on our behalf. It … Continue reading

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The Comparison Trap

In the book of Habakkuk, the prophet is frustrated and expresses his righteous indignation to God regarding the evil he sees going on in the world around him. “How long, LORD, must I call for help and you do not … Continue reading

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