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Brad Baker
Orange County California
follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, teacher, adventurer, author
Interests: My wife, my kids, college-age ministry, books, exploration, adventure, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, writing, good coffee/tea, travel, skiing, mountain climbing and hockey.
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by Lisa Birle So, I’m just going to say it—I love TV on DVD. I get to watch all the episodes in order and don’t have to bother with commercials. A Saturday morning marathon of my favorite show never fails to challenge my desire to want to return to civilization... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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by Brad Baker This week I sent an email to a couple dozen married people that my wife and I know and love. I asked them a simple question: What do you wish you knew about marriage before you said “I do”. We received some 35 responses. I think so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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by Joy Hurlow Have you ever played the game “I’ve Never?” It’s super easy. Hold up five fingers. Every time I say “I’ve never” done something that you have done, you put a finger down. Here we go: I’ve never had sex I’ve never been breast fed as a baby... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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by Josh Pease I’ve never really been an “outwardly-rebellious, against-authority” type of guy. When my parents told me to do something, I’d say okay and then passive-aggressively put it off. What’s that? Take out the trash? Okay…and then back to video games. That approach always seemed safer. I figured I’d... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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Tonight a friend of mine gave shared her story at our college-age worship experience. I was reminded all over again that Jesus changes lives. Hers is an amazing story of God's redeeming love. Happy reading! ::Christina's Story:: I was raised by an incredible single mom here in Orange County. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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by Lisa Birle Hide in the heart of God. What does that mean? I once wrote down every name that God is called throughout the book of Psalms—my refuge, my rock, my shield, my fortress, my stronghold, my deliverer…Those names mean protection, strength, and safety. And God is the ultimate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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By Julia Hurlow (Student Ministries, College Wesleyan Church) “Community is life-giving; but it also is a place of pain because it is a place of Truth and of growth; the revelation of our pride, our fear and our brokenness.” Jean Vanier There is something essential to humanity that desires to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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Romans 5:8-9 NLT Thanks to an emboldened school teacher’s consistent encouragement, bordering on arm-twisting, I began traveling the world in my early teens. Thirty-plus countries later, my mind and heart are filled with countless lessons and memories from my time spent overseas on mission trips and vacations. There’s the food,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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There are windows in time—certain seasons in life when everything suddenly becomes crystal clear. Something you’ve been searching and hoping for is right in front of you. Clarity comes like the ocean layer lifting off as the sun heats up the sky. In those moments you see your life, God,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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God cares more about who we are than what we do! In a society obsessed with performance and personal achievement, the temptation ever grows to define ourselves according to what we do in life. I am a lawyer, I am a missionary, I am an athlete, I am a writer,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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Most of us have been indoctrinated with the idea that money management or stewardship is all about us. We’re told, “Save consistently so you can provide well for your family during lean times and have an ample supply of cash for your retirement.” Is that really the point? Is security... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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What would it be like to actually catch a glimpse of God? All the talk we’ve done about him over the centuries has been insightful, but what if we could see him, touch him, watch him and hear him? What if we could cut through all the religious talk and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotter topic among college students and 20-somethings. After nearly 9 years as a college-age pastor, I’ve noticed that most of the people who really damage their hearts in dating don’t ask the right questions at the beginning of the process. In Proverbs 4:23 we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at MyCollegeYears.org
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