Monthly Archives: November 2011

Communicating in Marriage

Here is my review on a book I read recently called Rick and Jane Learn to Listen and Talk: The First Step to Intimacy. This is a book about communication in marriage.  The authors, Al and Autumn Ray, are the … Continue reading

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A Grace Intervention

There is no denying it. Resistance is futile.  Christmas is here. I spent my morning preparing for part one of our Christmas series, “God with Us.”  Over the next four weeks we will dive into the first part of the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Two things from this video that are kind of funny: 1) The holiday is connected in part to Puritan days of prayer and fasting. 2) The Detroit Lions, even in the 1920’s, were described as “fledgling.”

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Christmas Time?

I love Friday nights.  Friday night in the Murch home is date night.  Last night Carissa and I hit NW 23rd Street in Portland, one of our favorite places.  The trees were lit up with white Christmas lights, and the … Continue reading

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First Words on My Last Day

I’m not sure why, but I woke up this morning thinking about my last day. There is a day approaching in my life (and in your life for that matter) that we know is imminent, yet we cannot control.  It’s … Continue reading

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Who Stole My Church?

Ah…church.  If you are a part of one you’ve probably heard, experienced, or perpetuated discussion, debate, or controversy concerning change.  At times these debates center around really small things; like the color of the carpet, or the rooms in the … Continue reading

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The Answer to the Prayer for Peace

Conflict around us is connected to the conflict within us. Before you balk at that and punch your computer screen, hear me out.  I didn’t say “Conflict around you is connected to the conflict within you.”  I said “us.”  We … Continue reading

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