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Easter will be here before you know it. And February is the month where love seems to be all around us. So why not practice what it means to love? Why not be evidence of love in the places we live, work, and play.

We’re inviting you (and your congregation) into an experiment. This 50-day experiment is an opportunity to practice being agents of Christ’s love. As we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, we need to be evidence of the resurrection.

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For the past 30 days, we’ve shared a prayer with you each day. Starting the year with a daily discipline of prayer and reflection has been a gift. We hope you have received the prayers and used them to deepen your journey with Christ. The resource section of this site is for your reference. We hope you’ll find the prayers and worship resources helpful to you. Most of all, we continue to pray that as you follow Jesus, you will continue to become the person God created you to be.

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Hope has two daughters.

Only two? Well, Augustine said, “Hope has two daughters, anger and courage.” These daughters have a purpose. Read more


What problem could you start to solve by beginning with love instead of hate?

It is interesting that Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus at all. It’s even more interesting that he wrote what we know as Ephesians 4:25-5:2.  If he had to say it, does it mean that there were problems with the way people spoke to one another?

In every generation there are those who say, “We have never been this way before.”   But at no time in recent history have we faced the enormity of change we are facing today.  When the ground starts moving under our feet, and when we feel we do not have a firm foundation upon which to […]

Read Part 1 God Sent Jesus to Teach Us How to Live the Holy Life Holiness is a major part of Matthew’s gospel.  Matthew calls it “righteousness” or “holiness.”  The word “holiness” comes from a Greek word which means “set apart” or “different.”  For Matthew, being a Christ follower means that you and I are “set […]