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Control Freak or Loving Leader?

Posted on October 11, 2013 in

by Connie Mann My family has occasionally accused me of being a control freak. I’d like to shrug it off as untrue, but I fear there may be a teensy grain of truth to the accusation. Being in charge is one of the best things abou…

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Words

Posted on October 9, 2013 in

by Hawk Nelson “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a saying that we have all heard since childhood but that we know isn’t necessarily true. For anyone that has been bullied, put down, yell…

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Longing for a Little Appreciation

Posted on October 8, 2013 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews I wanted my husband’s birthday pie to be picture perfect. Made just the way he likes it—homemade flaky crust, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fluffy meringue. Easing the pie from the hot oven, I set it on…

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Come to the River

Posted on October 4, 2013 in

by Rhett Walker Band “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:14 I decided I needed to take a…

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How to Make Major Decisions with Confidence

Posted on October 3, 2013 in

by Grace Fox My husband and I have faced several life-altering decisions in the past 17 years. One came in 1996. It meant trading a civil engineering career and income for a career Christian camping ministry and living on faith su…

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God of Every Story

Posted on October 1, 2013 in

by Laura Story Our stories are about so much more than just what is happening to us in the moment. God uses our lives to teach us about Him and how He is in the midst of every circumstance — even while it is still unfolding.…

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Are You Trusting Me?

Posted on September 30, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay Excerpt from Captured by Moonlight: Their disguises wouldn’t bear much inspection, but it might be enough to get them through the jostling crowd. Minutes later when Eshana and Laine had changed, Maurice whis…

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Under God’s Authority

Posted on September 27, 2013 in

by David E. Fessenden I love Sherlock Holmes. I’ve read, several times over, every Sherlock story Arthur Conan-Doyle ever wrote—even one that did​n’​t get published in his lifetime. It should​n’​t be surpr…

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