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Just a Table?

21 April 2011

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Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money. But when some special occasion came up, we would do our best to celebrate. Once in a while, we would go out to brunch at this place in Totowa, New Jersey called the Bethwood. Still to this day, it remains in my heart and mind a [...]

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Sign-Up for Receiving Living Water Weekly Message

4 November 2010

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Hello: We’ve had some technical difficulties this week and so we need to reconstitute our list for the email version of Living Water. If you would like to receive it as an email please visit the below sites to sign-up. You can also find Living Water on my FB, Twitter and blog if you don’t [...]

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A Handful of Cloak

20 May 2010

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Jerry was desperate… His daughter was deathly ill. He needed help fast. He needed a miracle. Likewise, there was a woman who had suffered for years. But it wouldn’t go away. She had tried everything. She was alone. She was out of money and it wasn’t getting better. The doctors had no answers. She was [...]

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A Note from God

6 May 2010

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“The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 A Note from God, based on 2 Peter 3:9 My Dear Child: Timing I know you have often been confused about the difference [...]

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An Open Love Letter

12 February 2010

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Hello: When we think of Valentine’s Day – we think chocolate, flowers, and romantic dinners. But how about a “love” letter? “To love someone is to help them love God,” said Soren Kierkegaard. Please read this for yourself, use it to start a conversation, or send it as your own to someone… “When he has [...]

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Postcards from Exile

20 November 2009

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For Matt, life seemed pretty normal. Wife, kids, house, good job, all the usual stuff. But he felt empty. Worse than empty. All the while he kept thinking, “Why aren’t I happy?”   In large part, it was because all those “good” things had crowded God out of the center of his life. And then [...]

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What If?

11 September 2009

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What if…we started each day with the prayer and thought, “Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God”? What if…we really let go of our sins and remembered them no more – just like God after we confess them? What if…we gave faith and/or a loved one a [...]

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The Reach

31 July 2009

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Mark 5 The Reach     “Jerry” was desperate.   His daughter was deathly ill. He needed help fast. He needed a miracle.   Likewise, there was a woman who had suffered for years. But it wouldn’t go away. She had tried everything. She was alone. She was out of money and it wasn’t getting [...]

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Completely

1 April 2009

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Psalm 103:8-12 Completely  “God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his [...]

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Peace in the Storm

10 February 2009

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Peace in the storm (remix of Sunday’s message, for audio, http://www.firstgrandville.org/dl.cfm?file=02_08_09_In_The_Storm.mp3)     Back before satellite, Doppler radar and “Stormtracker” technology, it was kind of hard to tell, when a storm was coming, its severity, and when it would be over.   Along our journeys in life, wouldn’t be nice to have a life storm [...]

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