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Jeremy Penn
          Many people have asked how they can pray or partner with The Crowded House Network. In response to this, we have decided to write a monthly Prayer and Partner blog.   Ways you can pray: 1. Pray for the emerging network of house churches. We currently have 2.5 house churches...
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          As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that...
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Last night I was putting our eight year old to bed. As I was leaving her room, she asked, “Can you stay in here and talk with me?” What kind of a dad would say no to that? I sat at the foot of her bed and she began to tear up a bit. She...
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A number of times in my life as a pastor I have received phone calls that are terrifying and never desired. One night in Clinton, IA I received one of those calls. A family in our church had just received the tragic news that a loved family member – a teenage boy – had died...
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          Would You Plant a Church? A few weeks ago I was meeting with my pastor Joel Hunter. In the midst of the conversation he stopped me and asked, “Would you consider planting a church in partnership with Northland?” The question caught me off guard and instantly there was a pit...
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