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Rating the depth of your disagreement enables you to know whether it is worth fighting for.  When your partner rates it, you’ll have a better idea as to how important it is to him or her -  a key element in cultivating cooperation. Cultivate cooperation by rating the depth of your disagreement Sometimes we can get pretty worked up about an issue when, on reflection, we realize it really doesn’t matter. Here’s an example: When James and K»
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My grandfather dreamed of becoming an FBI agent. Unfortunately, life dealt him a less glamorous hand. Born to an alcoholic father (who preferred to spend his evenings and paychecks at the local bar), he ended up playing de facto dad to his nine younger siblings on Chicago’s Depression-ridden south side. He was forced to drop out of school to help his dad pay bills and his mom change diapers, so the dream of busting Dillinger settled into 40 mun»
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My last post was a general introduction to the term faith formation. Author James Wilhoit defines it as “the intentional communal process of growing in our relationship with God and becoming conformed to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Intention is a tricky thing. As one of our members recently said, “I can never find my keys or my phone, because I’m not being intentional when I put them down.” It is easy to race from one»
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Barry Cooper discusses grace as the remedy for never being good enough.
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Barry Cooper discusses the importance of church and Christian community.
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Too often, we want apologies more than we seek to apologize to others. Erik Cooper investigates his own heart to seek out why that»
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Erik Cooper offers an story of fear, pride, shame, and grace.
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Erik Cooper lost his daughter. Though she was quickly found, he realized something about his relationship with a tenacious God fro»

In the last days there will be a battle for the truth about Jesus and who He claims to be. The Holy Spirit was sent to point us to and exalt Jesus by leading us into all truth about Him. If we want to have a current word for the world, let us be seized by the current that runs deep in the River of Life! As the world is awash in decay and the nations swept away in the darkness, we must be able to clearly and boldly declare the truth about Jesus. At times this can be as simple as speaking His name unashamedly and with purpose into a situation. A most successful lie of S ...

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Erik Cooper discovers the meaning of Christmas in a pair of red high tops donned by his dad.