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A Funny-Moon

Posted on October 17, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay A lady at church said that she goes on lots of funny-moons with her husband. Not honeymoons—they’ve been married for over 40 years—we’re talking about funny-moons. Sure they go out for the usual dinner…

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Cast My Cares

Posted on October 14, 2013 in

by Tim Timmons Twelve years ago I was given five years to live due to an incurable cancer living inside me. I surely didn’t see that one coming, yet in a crazy way I’m so grateful for the gift of perspective that this journey…

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Control Freak or Loving Leader?

Posted on October 11, 2013 in

by Connie Mann My family has occasionally accused me of being a control freak. I’d like to shrug it off as untrue, but I fear there may be a teensy grain of truth to the accusation. Being in charge is one of the best things abou…

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Words

Posted on October 9, 2013 in

by Hawk Nelson “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a saying that we have all heard since childhood but that we know isn’t necessarily true. For anyone that has been bullied, put down, yell…

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Longing for a Little Appreciation

Posted on October 8, 2013 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews I wanted my husband’s birthday pie to be picture perfect. Made just the way he likes it—homemade flaky crust, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fluffy meringue. Easing the pie from the hot oven, I set it on…

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Come to the River

Posted on October 4, 2013 in

by Rhett Walker Band “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:14 I decided I needed to take a…

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How to Make Major Decisions with Confidence

Posted on October 3, 2013 in

by Grace Fox My husband and I have faced several life-altering decisions in the past 17 years. One came in 1996. It meant trading a civil engineering career and income for a career Christian camping ministry and living on faith su…

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God of Every Story

Posted on October 1, 2013 in

by Laura Story Our stories are about so much more than just what is happening to us in the moment. God uses our lives to teach us about Him and how He is in the midst of every circumstance — even while it is still unfolding.…

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