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Removing the Root of Bitterness

Posted on August 10, 2012 in

Several decades after my dad died, I stood beside his unmarked grave.  Thick, gnarled roots, dead branches, and vines, dug their way up through the dry earth he lay under.  Stalks with sharp thorns around the vines, made it diff…

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Where Was God, Anyway?

Posted on August 10, 2012 in

“Where are You, God?” “How could You stand by and let this happen?” “Don’t You care?” Have you ever found yourself asking those questions? If so, it’s possible you’ve also been…

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Putting Past Pain into Perspective

Posted on August 7, 2012 in

“Why did I have to hurt like this?” It’s a question Sharon has often asked, while trying to make sense of the physical abuse, incest and other horrific events that accompanied her childhood. Feeling for years tha…

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In Search of Tangibles

Posted on August 7, 2012 in

I paced the room all morning long waiting for the much anticipated news that I got the job –– my dream job. Every little tweep on my smart phone sent twinges of adrenaline through my veins as I fiddled with the key pad to see …

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This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen—or Was It?

Posted on August 4, 2012 in

If you’ve ever found yourself saying “This wasn’t supposed to happen” I know how you feel. I heard myself saying that at 19 years old when my father’s alcoholism was revealed and my parents divorced. …

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What Parents Need to Know about Sex Ed

Posted on July 27, 2012 in

by Dannah Gresh The Condom Nation tour is currently rolling across the United States to stop in forty cities to hand out ten million free condoms. The founders of the tour want to promote condoms as a method of reducing sexually t…

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King of Glory

Posted on July 25, 2012 in

“Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The LORD of Heaven’s Armies—he is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:9-10 In ancient times, opening the gates me…

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Choices

Posted on July 18, 2012 in

by Colleen Coble Have you ever noticed how our choices every day affect our Christian walk? If you’ve ever wandered away from God, you know it didn’t happen because one day we just woke up and decided to do something we knew w…

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