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Healing Waves

Posted on July 1, 2013 in

“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it?” Isaiah 43:18-19a (NASB). Nathan tore off his sneakers. His …

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A Note to Dads: Deliver Truths a Little at a Time

Posted on June 30, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner Over the years you have picked up a handful of truths, some core values, and a few strategies for surviving this world and thriving in the next. Some you were taught. Most you learned the hard way. All of which y…

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Today’s a Gift

Posted on June 29, 2013 in

Lord, thank You for this and every day. “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NIV). Life being what it is, some days feel more worthy of rejoicing than others. Would you ag…

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Roly-Poly Revolution

Posted on June 28, 2013 in

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV). Other people’s kids s…

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Today’s Debt is Tomorrow’s Dilemma

Posted on June 27, 2013 in

by Darlene Franklin One of my favorite Bible stories as a child told the miracle of how God filled borrowed jars with oil at a time of a widow’s desperate need. I recently reread the story with the eyes of an adult and noticed s…

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The Elusive Ball Crab

Posted on June 26, 2013 in

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8). We approached…

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A Fresh Start

Posted on June 25, 2013 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Rats—he caught me! I got a sinking feeling in my stomach as the flashing lights appeared in my rear view mirror. Driving across Wyoming on that warm, spring day, the speed limit of 75 mph hadn’t been en…

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Living Weed Free

Posted on June 24, 2013 in

“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want…

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