May 14, 1948 – He’s Coming Back Soon

“May 14, 1948, changed everything. Suddenly the state of Israel was back in existence. Jews were returning. They were making the desert bloom and constructing great cities and building a mighty army.” “What could explain such dramatic, unexpected developments? I didn’t have an answer. True, there were certain historical and sociological and geopolitical realities that made the rebirth of Israel as a modern nation more likely in the mid-20th-century than ever before. The collapse of ...

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A Memorial Forever

So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing lthe ark of the covenant before the people, 15 and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and mthe feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now nthe Jordan overflows all its banks othroughout the time of harvest), 16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside pZarethan, ...

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New Life

It happened. Finally. It started over the weekend and today in even greater splendor. It’s Spring in Pennsylvania. Yep, I looked outside and there it was. Leaves unfurling like “Old Glory”. I wanted to salute. In our window boxes were tulips that opened their petals seemingly overnight - tucked in among the pansies that my amazing wife planted last week. Vibrant with new life. The boy birds are chasing the girl birds. Acting up when a rival comes to challenge their manhood. The grass ...

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Unplanned

What was unplanned was me writing about Unplanned. Unplanned is a movie based on a true story of Abby Johnson who became the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turned her into an anti-abortion activist. Joyce Slayton from Common Sense Media describes the opening scene in this way. “Viewers see two "procedures": a surgical abortion and a chemical abortion (via RU486). In the first scene, a woman cries, and there are images of a ...

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A Journey of Spiritual Maturity – Regional Cohort Hosted by Steve & Colleen – Register Now

Let your roots grow down into Him, let your lives be built on Him.  —Colossians 2:7  Colleen & Steve are facilitating the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area "Rooted" Cohort beginning in August. The deadline for registration is June 30th - register early since space is limited to 12 participants. Rooted is a program for those who desire a deep and transformative connection with Jesus Christ, fostered within the safety of a meaningful community. Join us for a 10-month journey of ...

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My Responsibility to Love Well

God “speaks” to me in the shower.  I know, a little strange but it’s probably because my mind is settled there. Yesterday He decided to invade my world a little differently - standing over the sink - looking in the mirror while my electric toothbrush was buzzing around in my mouth. I was overwhelmed with joy and a sense of God’s love for me in an instant. I didn’t see it coming. As if I heard from on high, “I’m so proud of you”. Pride is more a human term than a term you’d ...

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First Ever VLOG – Birthday Weekend & Downtime to Recharge Your Batteries

  Sometimes you just need a little downtime. Whether it’s from your career, your business or ministry recharge those batteries. We did. Over Colleen’s birthday beach weekend. Take a look and plan your next getaway. Click the link and check it out. First Ever VLOG - Birthday Beach Getaway with Downtime

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Oops….Our Apologies for the Redundant Emails

Seems our server was looking to make a point and send you duplicate emails. Sorry for the inconvenience. Like we don't get enough emails in one day. Blessings to you all. Steve & Colleen

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Sexual Brokenness & “The Church” – Series Introduction

It’s an epidemic of epic proportions.  Sexual sin and its impact on the church family is undeniable and must be addressed. The reality of the widespread nature of this epidemic may surprise you. Christians have gotten good at wearing the fig-leaf of purity. Covering up the struggle with pornography, sex outside of marriage, marital unfaithfulness and a host of other sexual sin is commonplace. It’s not a topic that gets discussed in our churches. The answer is to bury it, stop it, ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive Audio Podcast

Listen in as Steve digs a little deeper. When the poser shows up we get in all kinds of trouble. But do we even know what we’re doing when we acquiesce to the false -self? As believers in Christ, we have a new name – Child of God. Steve reflects on a few times in his life before he knew that name. https://anchor.fm/embracing-brokenness/episodes/My-False-Self--Stayin-Alive-e3ae5l/a-aaullg

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