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Gobsmacked It's a perfect word. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "gobsmacked" describes the state of being overwhelmed with wonder, surprise, or shock. It illustrates that powerful moment when a person gasps and covers their mouth with their hand. The expression took root in 1950s British slang, and by the time I was in college, this adjective had spread int...

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Psalm 127:3 states, "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." Growing up, I heard this verse all the time. It's usually painted on nursery walls, quoted in sermons about the importance of being pro-life, and used to encourage Christians to be open to as many children as the Lord wants to give them. All of those things are good and have their place ...

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Easter Means Death...And Resurrection

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What does Easter Sunday mean to you? Giant bunnies and colorful eggs? New, brightly colored clothes? Family get togethers with carrot cake? Egg hunts and candy? While I have nothingagainst these things, at the same time I know they communicate nothing of the depth andgravity of Easter. These things are also nothing like what most of our Christian brethren around the world ...

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Sploosh: Divine Love for a Rock


By: Lara Lee John 4:7-8 (ESV) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. Sploosh is a rock. You see, I didn't understand divine love like my son had for Sploosh. Of course, Sploosh would never have had a personality or life beyond the s...

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