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Responding to Charlottesville

How should Christians, and especially those with an Anglo-white background, respond to last weekend’s alt-right gathering in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath? (Brief Response by Tim Keller)...

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I Trust God, but what if I'm Still Anxious?

Psalm 121 is a strong reminder of God as the source of our strength, our help, protector and provider. It's a comforting psalm, a reassuring psalm, but what if you still struggle with anxiety? What if you want to trust God, but find the hills around you too scary? What if any change in your life leads you to discomfort and overwhelming fear?...

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Jesus and the Journey to Joy

As Pastor Micah showed us from Psalm 126, joy is an important part of the Christian life. Jesus has not come to simply make us obedient or dutiful, but that our joy would be complete (John 15:11). But what is joy? How do we define it? How do we know it? And is the Christian's joy any different than the happiness we see of those in the world?...

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Backpack Drive 2017: The Results Are In!

For the fourth year South Shores Church partnered with the Laguna Niguel & Mission Viejo Family YMCAs to provide backpacks and school supplies for kids in need. On Monday, August 7 twenty two people met at South Shores Church in San Juan Capistrano and helped fill these backpacks with supplies... and love so they'll be ready for their new owners....

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Infertility, Prodigals & Abortion

Children are a valuable gift, but what about when the mere thought of children brings you intense pain? This post links to some great articles focused on the areas of infertility, difficult/rebellious children and the pain of abortion....

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How to Embrace Rest When Work Never Ends

Not only are we created to work for God's glory, but our gracious Father has built rest into our day (sleep) and our week (Sabbath). But what does that look like in our always-connected, digital age? Or with children?! And is it just for us?...

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Youth Update: Adventure Day 2017

Summer 2017 has been a challenging season for South Shores Youth. Lots of change to work through as some of us step up a grade, others make a school move, others of us say goodbye to a beloved leader, and still others dealing with long times away from friends. With all these changes going on, we wanted to round everyone up for a day of fellowship and fun to bring our minis...

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100,000 Hours: 8 Aims for Your Work

100,000 hours. That's the typical amount of time that you will have doing "professional" work. And we want to have meaning in that work. We want to know that God is pleased with what we do. So what should drive your career path? How does what you do for your pay check coincide with what kind of fruit your life will produce?...

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Reflections & Resources on Work & Family

God cares about the work you do, paid or unpaid, in the workplace and at home; and through Christ He is able to transform your simplest endeavors into something meaningful and fruitful. The following is a collection of reflection questions and resources to continue the "work" conversation....

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Meeting God in the Psalms

A helpful resource for enriching your understanding of the psalms. These principles can help us as we seek to understand and apply the psalms to our lives. They are not a magical formula, however. We must approach the psalms with the understanding that we will meet our God there....

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