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Tales from a Struggling Marriage

"Tales from a Struggling Marriage" - That ought to grab your attention! You didn't know that I had a struggling marriage? Well, my earthly marriage is NOT struggling. I am talking about the struggle to be a good Bride (as a part of the church) in the marriage to the Groom (Christ Jesus) as portrayed in Ephesians 5: 22-33. You see, we as believers are to be faithful and pur...

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Lost Pets and Redemption

Have you ever lost a pet? Have you ever had the experience of finding that pet again? I observed this experience recently and drew some spiritual lessons from it. As some of you know, Jackson (my youngest son) is an Apprentice Falconer. In December, he captured a wild red-tailed hawk. He trained him, named him Gabriel, and he grew very close to the hawk. In June, Jackson w...

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How Firm a Foundation

What a blessing it is to have a firm foundation to rely on, to stand on, and to build on. The hymn reminds us of the many scriptural references to Foundations. One of these references is in Psalm 102: 25, "In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands." We live in a swirling world of uncertainties and unreliable people....

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Kids Week. Nursery Duty. Family Matters. Father's Day. Summer Vacation.

At this time of year, children (and grandchildren) are on our minds and all around the house. I had supper last week with a young man (now he's a Major in the Army, but he's always going to be younger than me) who grew up at Morningside. It is inspiring to see "the ones that made it" through the storms and challenges of childhood and young adulthood, and it is encouraging ...

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Family Roots

My family and I have been members of Morningside since 1984. We have seen growth and changes, and we have been blessed to be a part of the three previous stewardship campaigns. The current Family Matters campaign is an opportunity to look at where we are and where we are going. I believe that Morningside's roots are strong and spiritually deep. I believe that the Lord has...

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