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Can Anything Good Come of This?

Can Anything Good Come of This?

“Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:46 In 2015, Kmart brought back their once signature marketing tool, the blue-light special. Alasdair James, the president of Kmart at the time, promoted the move as a returning to the DNA of the store’s culture. He said, “We think there is a real positive buzz coming out of it and we expect to see an increase in sales.” The move…

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Don’t Forget, Follow

Don’t Forget, Follow

“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”  Luke 9: 23 One summer in New York, the staff requested a Passion Walk be included into the afternoon programming. They wanted to help campers live the story. Once permission was granted, the staff became extremely excited about the production. They assigned parts and planned costumes. The leaders mapped out the best places on site to stage the various elements…

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Streets Without Names

Streets Without Names

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? John 1: 46 The band, U2, had a hit song titled, “Where the Streets Have No Name.”  The song’s lyrics were inspired by conditions in Belfast, Northern Ireland. People in Belfast were deeply divided by religion and income. U2’s lead singer, Bono, noticed how these divisions found expression in the names of the streets people lived on. The sadness of the conditions in Belfast stood in contrast to the life Bono witnessed during…

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What Are You Looking For?

What Are You Looking For?

Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” John 1:38 My consistent ability to lose things drives me nuts. Important papers, keys, coffee mugs, jackets, tools, the list of lost objects goes on and on. I set something down and, almost immediately, forget where I put it. The worst part is, I know it will happen and still do it. Spare me the advice, I’ve tried a million methods and still lose things….

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