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What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 1)

Posted on February 27, 2014 in

  by John Mark Comer Okay, this is the good part. I’m telling you, this rewired the way I think about my marriage from the ground up. In the Genesis story, I see four reasons that God created marriage. And each one is an an…

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Is God ALWAYS Good?

Posted on February 26, 2014 in

by Ava Pennington It happened again. I posted some good news on Facebook, and my friends rejoiced with me… God is good! God answers prayer! God is an awesome God! But their responses started me wondering. What if things had not…

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Kids and Generosity

Posted on February 24, 2014 in

by Grace Fox Kids make my heart smile, especially when they show tenderness towards those in need. Take, for instance, my grandkids’ recent expression of generosity. “I want to help poor people,” stated five-year-old Anna on…

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Be Yourself

Posted on February 20, 2014 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Last week a dear lady invited me to lunch so she could introduce me to a few of my soon-to-be neighbors. She assured me I would have lots in common with these ladies, but as she described their backgrounds …

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Pay It Forward: Generous Living

Posted on February 18, 2014 in

by Darlene Franklin “A Christian can afford to be generous.” The words have remained with me for almost forty years, ever since my supervising pastor said them to me during a summer church plant project. After we ate a…

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The Crash

Posted on February 14, 2014 in

by Anne Greene The huge double cab truck took the blow on the passenger side where my lovely thirteen-year-old granddaughter sat. In the back seat, my tiny blonde granddaughter screamed. My son at the wheel yelled, “Hold on tigh…

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I Prayed for This Child

Posted on February 11, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay In 1979 I relinquished my first-born child to adoption. Not married at the time, it was best for my baby who I named Sarah. A wonderful Christian couple became Sarah’s parents in a closed adoption. My little…

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Family—The Circle of Life—God’s Gift to Us

Posted on February 5, 2014 in

by Miralee Ferrell Almost four years ago I lost my precious grandmother, Maude Isabelle Gibbs, a month before her 99th birthday. Grammie loved babies and children more than almost anything, but she didn’t live long enough to kno…

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