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What Does the Word Doubt Mean to You?

Posted on April 10, 2013 in

by Sharon Srock Doubt—a lack of belief in ourselves, and our ability, to do what God calls us to do. Excuses abound. I can’t do this. I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough. Doubt is my middle name.  Me write a book? M…

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Green Pastures

Posted on April 9, 2013 in

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.                                                                    …

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Is Christian Fiction Getting a Bad Rap?

Posted on April 8, 2013 in

I hear a lot about the state of Christian fiction. Some people call it “propaganda.” For others, it’s the only fiction they’ll read. What is “Christian fiction” anyway? Here’s what I’ve said previously abou…

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The War is Over!

Posted on April 6, 2013 in

by Jim & Elizabeth George At the close of the Pacific Theater of World War II, every Japanese soldier surrendered…except four: Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda and three of his men. Somehow Lieutenant Onoda and his group never receive…

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Alone: The Woman at the Well

Posted on April 5, 2013 in

by Golden Keyes Parsons When I realized that several of the seminal accounts in Scripture involved unnamed women, I became more than curious. Who were they really? Were they women just like us—women such as the adulterous woman,…

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Teamwork in Marriage

Posted on April 4, 2013 in

God is worthy of your plans and dreams. He has a mission especially designed for you as a couple. Together. Aquila and Priscilla are never mentioned separately in the Bible. They were teammates. They did everything together. They …

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Whatever Gets You Through

Posted on April 3, 2013 in

by Cynthia Ruchti Years ago I accompanied a friend to her oncology appointment. As I sat in the waiting room, I overheard two waiting women introduce themselves to each other. “Nice to meet you. I haven’t seen you here before.…

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Grounded in Hope

Posted on March 28, 2013 in

We are hoping and praying that this is not true about you, but sadly, most people don’t know what they are reaching for in life. They don’t know their purpose. So what do they do? They fixate on wealth, power, relationships, a…

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