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Trimming the Tree

By Darlene Kong   |  December 7, 2018

This week Darlene Kong shares with us an experience she had while setting up her Christmas tree.

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"Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are!"

By   |  November 9, 2018

This week Wes Russell shares about a recent experience he had with his grandsons and how that experience demonstrated the love of Jesus.

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Lament: A Path To Healing

By   |  November 1, 2018

Read this blog about how being able to lament in seasons of difficulty is an important and beneficial spiritual practice.

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The Privilege of a "Get To"

By   |  October 26, 2018

Donna Thomas shares about a recent experience she had on a fruit farm where she had some perspective shifting encounters.

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Say It Like You Mean It

By   |  October 19, 2018

In this week's blog, read as Josiah Travis, a graduate of the HCM International Intern Program shares ow we can experience the delight of the Father!

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Sacred Space

By   |  October 5, 2018

In this week's blog post, Kim Moraghan shares some time she spent in sacred space with Jesus.

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Burned Out Forest

By   |  September 27, 2018

Licensed Professional Counselor Karen Weeks shares her journey of healing.

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Gentle Nudges

By   |  September 14, 2018

In this week's blog post, Jerry directs us towards the gentle voice of our God.

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It's a Party!

By   |  September 7, 2018

In this week's blog post, we are reminded that Jesus has prepared a party and we are invited!

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The Door

By   |  August 31, 2018

This is a story that demonstrates the love of Jesus as he cares for every part of our soul.

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Where is God Today?

By Darlene Kong   |  August 23, 2018

Darlene Kong shares a recent experience where God answered her prayer to show up in the everyday moments of her life.

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Dear Perfection...

By   |  August 10, 2018

Kim Moraghan shares about an experience she had where she realized even more deeply that she is "in process" and that she can completely rest in what Jesus has already done for her.

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Light of Life

By   |  August 1, 2018

Elaine Russell, Healing Care Caregiver, shares how Jesus revealed himself as the light even in the shadows of life.

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Being Present on the Journey

By   |  July 13, 2018

Lori Yoder, HCM International intern, shares how Jesus has been teaching her to be present on her journey of transformation.

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The Diaper

By   |  March 25, 2016

From that day forward, I did whatever I had to do to avoid any semblance of shame. I lied, hid, blustered, diverted attention. Whatever it took. It rarely worked. My efforts only made me feel more ashamed. I had never been an extrovert, but now I retreated deeper into my shell.

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The Beautiful Lamenter

By   |  March 17, 2015

Cathy was 41 when she died of cancer, leaving behind her husband and three boys - aged 17, 7 and 5. She was originally diagnosed almost three years ago...

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The Gift of Spiritual Guidance

By   |  February 24, 2014

God gives his children directions, but not a GPS. A compass sometimes, but rarely a map. But more important than any of these navigation tools, God gives us a blessing for the journey, and a promise of the Spirit’s guidance.

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Blessing in a Bathroom Sink

By   |  January 29, 2014

"Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits," my dad used to say now and then. It is probably a quote from the Pogo comic strip...

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It Is Finished

By   |  January 1, 2014

Do you have unfinished tasks around the house? My wife could attest to the fact that I am notorious for doing 85% of a job and leaving the last 15% percent unfinished.

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Jesus Christ of Nazareth

By   |  December 22, 2013

JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH - A SAVIOR - THE MESSIAH - THE LORD "I am bringing you good news of great joy which will be for all the people...

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The Truest Meaning of Christmas

By   |  December 2, 2013

Of all the “true meanings of Christmas,” this is perhaps the truest. When I was a boy, my relatively non-religious family had a Christmas Eve tradition.

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Come Away with Me

By   |  November 4, 2013

As one of the members of our church heads off to a Come Away With Me Retreat, I find myself a little envious and reminiscent of my own retreat where the Lord met me with healing.

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Humility and Honor

By   |  October 22, 2013

When I was a kid I remember a song by the singer Mac Davis. I couldn't tell you any other song by him, but I remember this one...

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Compassion

By   |  October 3, 2013

A few weeks ago marked the 17th anniversary of the death of Henri Nouwen. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of his book Compassion.

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Paul: A Life Transformed

By   |  August 29, 2013

I had the opportunity to preach at a church recently and was asked to speak on the topic of the apostle Paul's journey with Jesus. Paul's life is such a great example of the power that experiences have in bringing change and growth in our lives

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Be Careful...

By   |  August 14, 2013

In the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21), Jesus sets out the nature of greed. Like all sin, it turns us inward, shutting us off from God and others.

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The Happy Face is Broken

By   |  August 6, 2013

Churches are filled with imperfect people just like hospitals. Sometimes we misdiagnose and make people sicker. Sometimes our bedside manner leaves something to be desired. Sometimes the waiting room is too full and care is not delivered in a timely manner, or the delivery room is unstaffed.

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Psalm 139

By   |  July 29, 2013

God knows you — which means God knows your hurts, your worries, your feelings, your concerns, your joys, your successes, your victories, your sins, your failures, your lusts, your vices, your securities and insecurities — and loves you through them all.

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Provision

By   |  July 15, 2013

Thunder again? There had been a whole string of rainy days, and we were getting used to hearing thunder. I love to experience storms - to drink in the smell of the rain and see the wonder and majesty of wind and lightning...

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Golf and Marriage

By   |  June 10, 2013

Now that winter seems to finally be over (I hope) and the temperature’s warming up, it’s a time when a man’s heart turns to romance…and golf, not necessarily in that order. So, I thought maybe the game of golf might be able to provide some insight into marriage.

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