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You Give Me Love

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Not much in life is guaranteed, but the Bible is clear that tough times will come our way.  Job loss.  A family member passes away.  Our kids struggle in life.  Our car breaks down.  We don’t get the promotion. Our other car breaks down.  Divorce.  Sometimes our lives can feel like the proverbial country song.  

There is not one of us who haven’t, at some level, gone through difficult seasons.  No doubt some are more difficult than others, but nonetheless we all go through these seasons.

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His Faithful Love Endures Forever

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Read Psalm 136

Psalm 136 is a passage I’ve read many times before.  You probably have too.  I have to admit, most times I read it I skip the lines that say His faithful love endures forever so that I can read it faster.

I recently read this passage again but read every line.  This time the tediousness of the repeated line caused me to wonder why the writer would write His faithful love endures forever over and over again.  As I pondered that question it struck me that many of the lines in this Psalm are reminders of what God had done for the Israelites.  He brought Israel out of Egypt.  He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm.  Give thanks to him who parted the Red Sea.  He led Israel safely through, but he hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea.

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My Favorite Places in San Diego

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We moved to Orange County from San Diego a few years ago and were surprised by how many people we met who never visit San Diego.  Many of them didn’t know how many great things there are to do.  I took the time to make this map to share some of my families favorite things to do in San Diego.

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Blessing, Giving, Breaking

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Matt 14:15-20

That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”
But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.”
“But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered.
“Bring them here,” he said.  Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people.  They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers.

This is a story that most people in America, even if they are not religious, have heard about.  Jesus took limited resources, blessed them, gave them out, and fed the 5000. But in between the blessing and the giving there was breaking.

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