Where You Live — for June 1

By Michael C. Mack   1. What excuses do people tend to make for putting their own comfort and self-interests above God’s priorities?    Read Haggai 1:1–11.    2. How would you describe the priorities and the hearts of the people in this passage?   3. What is the inference behind the Lord’s question for […]

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Learning the Art of Surrender

By Michael C. Mack   The words were like a punch in the stomach: “I just don’t want to be married to you anymore.” I wasn’t prepared to hear that and neither were our four teenage kids. Suddenly we were separated: Heidi moved into an apartment, and I moved into a dark valley of the […]

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Worshipping God in Silence

By Michael C. Mack   “Your inner life is like a banana tree filled with monkeys jumping up and down.” When I came across this sentence in an article by Henri Nouwen, I chuckled. Then I was convicted. I know those monkeys personally.  I regularly go to a park to get away from the noise […]