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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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Wedding Plans and Prayers

Posted on August 12, 2013 in

by Grace Fox My 26-year-old daughter will marry her sweetheart on August 17th after a mere five-week engagement. Ultimately we’re praying for God to be glorified in the wedding and marriage. But we’re also praying for His invo…

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A Note to Dads: Uncover and Discover Their Gifts

Posted on August 11, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner For the first 12 to 14 years of life, I believe you should regularly tell each of your kids, “Son…daughter…you can do anything you set your mind to.” That kind of statement helps them see the unlimited na…

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Scarred But Standing

Posted on August 9, 2013 in

by Davalynn Spencer “I didn’t see that one coming.” “How could God let this happen?” “What now?” Been there? I dare say, most have. We lose our job, our home, our love, our way. We struggle to get back up, dig out th…

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