how did Christ love the church?

Marriage was always a picture of Christ and the church, of His unconditional, self-sacrificing, sanctifying delight in His people.

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the peril of “reply all”

Here are some situations where ‘reply all’ is counterproductive if not downright rude.

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taking it to the next level

I reached level 64 today. I’m glad it’s a multiplayer game. It wouldn’t be as much fun or as rewarding if you had to play alone.

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of gods and boxes

We make our own sacrifices and worship our own gods, from materialism to social justice. We have our own talismans, always connected to our human conceit.

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for Josh, at 21

It’s not enough to avoid bad influences. You have to surround yourself with better ones.

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day camp

Service can be connected to spiritual pride, something we “do for others” that makes us feel good about ourselves. There was none of that with this group.

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help wanted

There were classes in science, math, English and Nepali, all based on workbooks and recitation. I would not have been able to study, with the amazing view outside the open windows.

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everyday riches

I could thank the Puritans for my luxuries, with their clean, industrious ways. I’m sure I can thank the Lord, whose mercies are new every morning—even in Nepal. I just want to remember how rich I am.

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what is the gospel?

The Gospel is true because it changes things and it changes us. We need to be changed. Just look around.

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getting the point

I wouldn’t say I have necessarily rediscovered the joy of handwriting, but it is a pleasant experience, experimenting with the different feel of different leads.

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