EAT to Feed Your Soul

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EAT to Feed Your Soul

We don't want to just talk, we want to practice what we preach. This week's conversation was all about our third practice: eating together.

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Highlights from our "13 Reasons Why" summer series

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Highlights from our "13 Reasons Why" summer series

Tonight after the usual “pre-game shenanigans” we reviewed our series 13 Reasons Why. Each group chose a week to recap and then dramatized the lesson using the kid's toys. As expected, it added quite a bit of laughter to break up some of the somberness of the serious topics discussed.

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Hopeless and Hopeful

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Hopeless and Hopeful

We place our hopes in other people. In pleasure from experience. In the pursuit of possessions. And they all let us down.

Danelle shared this week that she also felt the most hopeless when things were going well in her life. Even though she was taking good steps forward in her career, she still felt devoid of life-giving hope.

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Self-indulgence and Self-Control

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Self-indulgence and Self-Control

Indulgence is the message of society: whatever feels good, whatever you want to do, do it... and do it as much as you want to. Whatever is right for you go and do it, it's cool. It's also about looking good or amazing or feeling and looking better.

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Disloyalty and Faithfulness

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Disloyalty and Faithfulness

This week at Create we talked with our group on the topic of faithfulness and loyalty. We also talked about unfaithfulness and disloyalty. It's clear that faithfulness and loyalty are important in a marriage. Where else are they important?

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Evil and Goodness

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Evil and Goodness

This summer we have been looking at the fruit of the Spirit and having tough conversations about their opposites. Last week at Campfire Church we talked about what evil looks like, what goodness is, and what God says about it.

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Brutality and Kindness

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Brutality and Kindness

Just this afternoon I read a post on my community Facebook page about someone paying for someone else’s coffee. It was a kind and generous gesture on the part of a stranger that blessed a mom who had a rough start to her Monday morning. Her post was followed up with lots of huzzah’s and general encouragement to pay it forward. At the surface this felt like genuine kindness. But it got me thinking: was this what God had in mind for kindness, a fruit of His Spirit, or might there be a little more to it?

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Despair and Joy

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Despair and Joy

Despair is not an easy conversation topic, but is very relatable. This week we listened to each other's experiences with despair and what we're learning about joy.

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Love and Hate

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Love and Hate

Mark discussed how people love to find fault with and show hate to people. And increasingly we've seen anger and hate expressed toward Christ followers. Hate often comes out of wounds that people have in their life. 

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