Tia Glenn-Cooke

Living the Single Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lREZ6Bg_Y4E?feature=player_detailpage] Julian, the host of The Science of Love by SoulPancake, asks a handful of single people a few questions: If you could, would you wake up tomorrow single or in a relationship? What are you looking for in a partner? What do you think other people are looking for? Their...

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First Date Flops (and Other Disappointments)
First Date Flops (and Other Disappointments)

video by Elevation Church A friend once told me, “If you expect to be disappointed--you’ll never be disappointed!” While totally pessimistic, that expression holds some truth. Have you ever been on a blind date? I went on one a few years ago. It wasn’t totally blind. I noticed a guy I thought was attractive and pointed him out to a friend...

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Jesus is for Everyone
Jesus is for Everyone

"Before you write Him off as a good teacher, or an outstanding man; before you attempt to rob His name of its power, consider that Jesus might just be a name worth remembering." -Joshua Spence Jesus Christ.  Whether those are the first words on your lips when you step on a piece of lego or if Jesus is a name you are unfamiliar with, we'd...

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A Seat at the Family Table
A Seat at the Family Table

There’s something about fall that brings people together. Maybe the cooler weather makes us desperate for warmth, maybe it’s the history of the harvest and people working together to prepare for the winter ahead, or maybe it’s as simple as needing 16 people to finish that Costco-sized pumpkin pie! At least for my family, autumn has always been...

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What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common
What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common

Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission. The world has a lot to say about the poor. Take a stroll down the roughest part of your local city center: what do you feel? Discomfort? Guilt? Indifference? Do you avoid eye contact with the homeless, with drug dealers, with street children, with prostitutes?...

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The Poor Are Always With Us
The Poor Are Always With Us

Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission. Christian and non-Christian alike, the world has a lot to say about the poor. Take a stroll down the roughest part of your local city center: what do you feel? Discomfort? Guilt? Indifference? Do you avoid eye contact with the homeless, with drug dealers,...

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Filled
Filled

When we’re hungry, we eat. When we’re thirsty, we get a drink. We get tired and buy a coffee, or take a nap. When we’re bored we pull out our phones and check our social media feeds. When we’re lonely, we blast music or call up an old flame. The trouble is, we always end up feeling empty again. Hungry, thirsty, lonely, sad, bored, tired,...

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Loving Our Fathers
Loving Our Fathers

The word ‘father’ ignites strong feelings in all of us. If we’re lucky, it’s a feeling of fondness: warmth, security, provision, and strength. For some there are feelings of abandonment, hurt, oppression, or anger. Neil Josephson, the National Director for FamilyLife, has a message for all of us this Father’s Day: “If we’re going...

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