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The J Factor John 1:1-9, 10-18

The J Factor

Our name is something that distinguishes us among the mass of humanity. And it appears that some names will determine how we will stand out from that crowd as well.

Talk about the J factor! Read this: “Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar married July 21, 1984. At that time, they chose to use the birth control pill. They thought, ‘We don’t want children right now. We can’t afford them. We want children in our timing, when we’re ready.’ Four years later they decided to have their first child. Then, Michelle went back on the pill, but she conceived and had a miscarriage. At that point they talked with a Christian medical doctor and read the fine print in the contraceptives package. They found that while taking the pill you can get pregnant and then miscarry. They were grieved! … They asked God to bless them with as many children as he saw fit in his timing. Right after that Michelle got pregnant with twins! To date they have been blessed with 17 children, (10 boys and 7 girls): Joshua, Jana & John-David (twins), Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah & Jeremiah (twins), Jason, James, Justin,...

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