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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

By Doug Ponder on Aug. 6, 2019

How to Rent a Friend Uber lets you rent a stranger’s car. AirBnB lets you rent a stranger’s house, and now comes Ameego, which will let you rent a stranger. For a small fee, you can pay someone to hang out with you. That someone would invent something like this isn’t all that shocking. The In...

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  • REJECTING THE WRONG JESUS

    By Doug Ponder on March 21, 2018

    Mistaken Identity According to her death certificate, 18-year-old Whitney Cerak died on April 26, 2006. Nearly 1,400 people attended her funeral before she was buried in her hometown in Michigan. Six years later, Whitney got married in the same church where her funeral service had been held. You read that corr...
  • LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

    By Doug Ponder on March 14, 2018

    Recipe vs. Job Description Jesus summarized the shape of the Christian life with two simple commands: ‘Love God with all your heart and all your brains and all your abilities,’ and ‘love your neighbor like your love yourself’ (Mark 12:30-31). These commands are not a recipe to follow in or...
  • NO LONE RANGERS

    By Doug Ponder on March 7, 2018

    The Original Lone Ranger A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-yo, Silver' – it’s the Lone Ranger! So began the intro to the TV series about the fictional hero of the American Old West. The Lone Ranger was infamous for appearing and disappearing quickly, for f...
  • EVERYDAY IS SPIRITUAL

    By Jessica Ponder on Feb. 28, 2018

    Doing the Everyday, Every Day Some days my life seems to be oozing with repetition and simplicity. It feels like there’s nothing special or unique about most of what I do. I rarely see the significance in cleaning the house, making zucchini bread, doing laundry, buying groceries, making phone calls, respond...
  • RUNNING THE RACE

    By Jessica Ponder on Feb. 21, 2018

    Running on Empty “They’re wearing me down!” I said to my husband. Except that “said” isn’t very accurate. It was more like “groaned with exasperation.” The ones wearing me down were our two boys, Ash (18 months) and Luke (3 months). I love them both, and I love b...
  • 7 DEADLY SINS: PRIDE

    By Doug Ponder on Feb. 14, 2018

    What Is the Sin of Pride? The seven deadly sins form a list of vices considered especially  dangerous because of their destructive nature and their tendency to entangle us in many other sins. Though the label “seven deadly sins” is not found in the Bible, it has been used by Christ...