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The Powerless One? Studying Mark 15

Photo by Damir Spanic on Unsplash We're continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark today, a study that is following the preaching schedule at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church. Mark 15 places Jesus in the eye of the storm. He…

Thank Who? Applying Mark 14

 Why say thank you? Apparently, gratitude is good for you. At least that's what they say. In a 2011 Thanksgiving piece for the NY Times, John Tierney wrote:Cultivating an "attitude of gratitude" has been linked…
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Remembering Dick: A Legacy of Love

Dick Wahlstrom, complete with suspenders, and son DavidRemembering our friend Dick Wahlstrom, who entered Christ’s presence on May 21, 2020, made us laugh. That’s because the first thing we remembered was his laugh, which started…
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The House that Love Built

Photo by Mathyas Kurmann on Unsplash“Unless the LORD builds the house,” sings the Psalmist. “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”When I was eleven, I watched the walls of our…
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Creating Common Ground: How to Help a Sick Friend

How do you create common ground with a chronically sick friend? Serving requires creativity. An act of service can be a work of art.
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A Praying Life: Augustine’s Mother Monica

Praying may look like a spiritual discipline, but it often feels like agony. That's what I've learned personally, and seen recently as I've studied the life of Monica, St. Augustine's mother.

A Review: Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

This guest post was written by Mark Lauterbach.For half a century, I have affirmed God’s order of creation of man and woman, the restriction of church office to qualified men, and the God given responsibility of husbands…

Jesus’ Sacrifice: Studying Mark 14

Do you tend to focus on the sacrifices you've had to make for your family, your work, your faith? Find rest by looking away from your sacrifices to His.

Insider Information: Applying Mark 13

What does it look like to be in Jesus' inner ring? Mark 13 isn't just about the end times, it's about friendship with Jesus himself.
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Lost Your Job? You Could Be on Holy Ground

Photo by Matt Noble on UnsplashIf you lost your job today, how would you respond? Our knee jerk response to any crisis isn’t simply the product of a single moment, but the result of habits formed by many moments. Each…