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Embarking Blog

...on the journey towards restoration of all things

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For Glory

Tom Elenbaas

I wonder... if we thought that everything - even pain and suffering - were somehow to bring glory to the Father, how that would change our approach to life? I wonder what it would look like to truly trust the Father enough that even if I see nothing come of it my lifetime within my limited view, that I would still be able to trust him with the gift of suffering for his sake?

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Sabbath & Sanctuary

Tom Elenbaas

Yesterday at South Harbor Church, I preached in our Juggling Elephants series about Sabbath and Sanctuary as God's prescribed antidotes to being Redlined and Unbalanced. I promised second service that I would post some really practical resources for those who might be wondering how to take some steps to real life change from the crazy-making many of us are experiencing. 

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Zombies, Doug McClintic, Rocky, Chumbawamba, & Toby Mac

Tom Elenbaas

[Exerpt] What do these five things have in common? Good question. I never said my mind worked normally... The dead rise and walk as a testimony to the truth that Jesus is no quitter. He gets knocked down, and then gets up again. And again. And again. Followers of Jesus are truly dead people walking. 

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