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Day 6: Predators, Prey, and Gathering Together in Christ

When I was young, every Sunday night my family would gather around the TV and watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom followed by The Wonderful World of Disney. We would wait all week for Sunday night TV, mainly because it was the best family TV we had, but also because it was a great time to get together and enjoy something as a family.

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Day 10: Storytime, Making Friends, and Gathering Around the Gospel

My daughter used to love story time at the library. It’s where she went to learn, to be entertained but mostly to meet new friends. Actually, it was my wife who was looking for friends, my daughter had no idea how to build friendships, she just wanted to get the most trains on the Thomas the Train table and win the race. But my wife used those story time moments as ways to find other women she clicked with.

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Day 13: Star Trek, Borg, and the Irresistible Grace of God

If you’ve ever watched one of the more modern iterations of Star Trek then you know about an incredibly powerful enemy of Star Fleet called the Borg. Nerd Alert! The Borg are cybernetic organisms linked together with a hive mind. Which just means they are former humans who have been assimilated into a colony.

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Day 31: Gilligan’s Island, Castaway, and Rope

If you’ve never read Robinson Crusoe, you should. It’s a classic book filled with all kinds of spiritual lessons. It was written by Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, who spent four years on an uninhabited Pacific island after a shipwreck and lived to tell the tale. Shipwrecks often fascinate us don’t they?

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Day 39: Orphans, Tragedies, and Sticking Together

In the first novel of the children’s series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, we hear about the story of three children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, who are orphaned after a fire and are sent off to live with Count Olaf, who tries to steal their inheritance. As the series title suggests the world around the three kids is not great but somehow they survive because they are together.

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