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"It Is Well with My Soul"

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Our neighbors, "Kami"and "Pete" are becoming friends. They think very differently than we do on some subjects yet we are learning to listen well and love one another.Last fall "Pete", a Buddhist, brought over a hand towel they selected for us while on vacation. It is well with my soul is embroidered on it. He recognized it as something Christian and thought we'd like it. W...

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Kingdom Risk in Myanmar Part 2

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Frances Eubanks and Kelly O'Neal will be going on a mission trip to Myanmar 2/27-3/14,working with a village of Internally Displaced People (IDP). In case you missed it, learn more and read Kelly's storyHERE.One of the priorities for the village is to have a clinic. Frances will be assessing the health needs of the village, evaluating what is currently available (nearby go...

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Kingdom Risk in Myanmar

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Frances Eubanks and Kelly O'Neal will be going on a mission trip to Myanmar 2/27-3/14. Kelly has been working in Myanmar for several years with Surpassing Grace, a local non-profit that runs Christian orphanages andschools, distributes Bibles and Christian literature, and supports local church planters.They will be working with a village of Internally Displaced People (IDP...

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Take a Risk. Tell a Story.

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God is leading TFC toward an exciting vision. In the next twoyears and beyond, the reach of our branches will match the depth of our roots. Jesus calls us to an uncompromising discipleshipwhere building his kingdom often feels uncomfortable and is always out of our control. We've been challenged to take such kingdom-advancing risks to grow deeper in our walk with Christ an...

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There and Back Again

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I'm back and filled with gratitude: for the gift of a sabbatical this summer, to be home with family and church family, and for the obvious ways God has been at work in the body and through the staff and elders.A friend who committed to be in touch with me through the summer started his texts with, "Where's Waldo?" And many have wondered, "Where was Keith, and what was he ...

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Praying from a Fish’s Belly

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When my life was fainting away,I remembered the LORD,and my prayer came to you,into your holy temple.- Jonah 2:7So prays the prophet Jonah from the stomach of a fish. As a man known for running from God, Jonah got a lot of things wrong. Rebelling against God's command? Check. Forsaking his calling? Check. Choosing hate over mercy? Check. Despite what may have defined his w...

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My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer

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And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'?" (Mark 11:17)Having entered Jerusalem toward the end of his earthly ministry,Jesus proceeded to the Temple and began driving out those who were buying and selling there.In this context, Jesus quoted Isaiah 56:7, a prophecy thatthe latter-day te...

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Thanking God for Those Who Pray for Us

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"I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason...

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A Homely Prayer for Those Who Lack

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The house of my soul is too small, O Lord, for you to enter.---Make it more spacious by your coming.It lies in ruins.---Rebuild it, O Lord.Some things are to be found here which will offend your gaze.---I confess this to be so and know it well.But who will clean my house?---To whom but Yourself can I cry?Cleanse me of my hidden sins, O Lord, and restore in me a clean heart...

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Praying in Distress

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Do we enter into the deep distresses of our hearts when we pray? Or do we hang back emotionally, bringing requests to the Lord from a dutiful distance?...

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