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Angry? Not Really!

Posted on August 28, 2013 in

by Deborah Smith Pegues You’ve probably heard that anger is a secondary emotion, meaning that there is often a primary feeling lurking beneath the surface of our strong feelings of displeasure. The emotion of fear is one of the…

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In God’s Waiting Room

Posted on August 27, 2013 in

by Sarah Sundin “Wait.” We don’t like that word, do we? Especially when it comes from the Lord. All of us go through seasons of waiting due to chronic illness, singleness, infertility, an unbelieving spouse, prodigal childr…

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Triumphing Over Road Rage

Posted on August 26, 2013 in

by Deborah Smith Pegues I’m on a mission to maintain my joy; however, it’s impossible to avoid people and situations that cause me displeasure. Although I’m generally a peaceful person, I find that my “displeasure” tend…

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To Be or Not To Be—Angry

Posted on August 23, 2013 in

by Deborah Smith Pegues I’m not trying to re-write Scripture, but I think it would have been a good idea to split Ephesians 4:26 into two separate passages: “Be ye angry, and sin not…” Yes, the apostle Paul lets us know t…

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God’s Kind of Party

Posted on August 21, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay This past weekend my family celebrated the best kind of party with about 50 other guests. It was Year One of my brother, Steve’s sobriety, 365 days alcohol free for the first time since he was a teenager. W…

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Anticipation

Posted on August 19, 2013 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews It happens every year. By the time August rolls around, I’ve had enough of my least favorite season. The hot weather makes me feel as though I’m dragging through the day, drained of energy as I tackle c…

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Dealing with the Grit of Parenting

Posted on August 15, 2013 in

by Cara C Putman As the mother of four kiddos ages 12 to 2, there are days it feels like my life is an absolute circus. A really loud one. One that has more sideshows than the ring leader can contain. Recently I had one of those d…

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Diligent Dreams

Posted on August 14, 2013 in

by Bill Farrel This week has been an interesting reminder of the need for diligence in our God-given pursuits. Everyone I encountered along the way has a dream for their future that has captured their hearts. One man is highly ded…

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