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The Story Behind the Story in Carrie Turansky’s Novel Shine Like the Dawn

Posted on March 1, 2017 in

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The Spirit’s Fruit of Joy

Posted on February 28, 2017 in

by Linda W. Yezak My 85-year-old mama took a minute to shove herself up from her chair and waddle the few steps to her super-sized television. With her fingers gripping the lip of the TV cabinet, she balanced herself while she pe…

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Conferencing for Christ

Posted on February 27, 2017 in

by Kevin Thompson I don’t understand quilters, gardening enthusiasts or salesmen. Making patchwork art, a necessity for colonial winters, doesn’t thrill my soul. Neither does pruning flowers in the sweltering heat of a swamp-l…

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Qualities vs. Symptoms

Posted on February 23, 2017 in

by Rhonda Rhea Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I have some very unique and useful character qualities. Granted, most better psychoanalysts might not refer to them as “character qualities” as much as they refe…

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The Freedom of Lent

Posted on February 22, 2017 in

by Aaron Damiani One of the common beliefs among evangelical pastors is that Lent is legalistic. The word “Lent” conjures associations of petty and pointless acts of self-denial, like giving up chocolate or meat while conspic…

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The Story Behind the Story in Gail Kittleson’s Novel With Each New Dawn

Posted on February 21, 2017 in

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When Our World Shakes

Posted on February 20, 2017 in

by Janet Perez Eckles One month after the devastating earthquake, I was alone, seated at the dining room table in the house I stayed in during my visit to Quito, Ecuador. The chair moved a bit. I thought it was my imagination. Th…

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A Lesson in Hospitality

Posted on February 17, 2017 in

by Michelle Lazurek As I entered the coffee shop to attend my weekly Bible study, little did I know God had someone special waiting for me. I scanned the table filled with women eager to learn, I locked eyes with a new visitor. As…

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