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Storms

Posted on August 27, 2018 in

by Anne Greene Storms enter our lives without warning. One year ago, my son told me his wife hadn’t paid the mortgage on their lovely home for the last six months. The company foreclosed, and he and his family moved into our ups…

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Born to Wander

Posted on August 23, 2018 in ,

by Michelle Van Loon This ancient desire is at the heart of our wandering. We are all people who live in exile, sent from Eden to make our way through a world shaped by sweat and sorrow. The state of exile is as familiar to us as …

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Five Frequently Overlooked Women in the Bible

Posted on August 15, 2018 in

by Sandra Glahn Hagar, Genesis 16 – An enslaved woman from Egypt serves Abraham and Sarah. When harsh treatment drives her away, God sees and hears her. And she names him The God Who Sees. God will see you, too. Huldah, 2 Kings…

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Israel Up Close: Part 2

Posted on June 28, 2018 in

by Cynthia L. Simmons Have you ever gotten sleepy reading any of those unfamiliar Old Testament names? Biblical authors wrote about hard-to-pronounce cities and spoke of people with impossible titles. A trip to Israel cured that f…

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Israel Up Close: Part 1

Posted on June 26, 2018 in

by Cynthia L. Simmons In my childhood church hung an image of three crosses sitting on a distant hill with the sun going down in the background. Nothing disturbing. However, I have just visited Jerusalem, and I saw the huge rock t…

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Returned to Sender

Posted on June 21, 2018 in

by Cheri Cowell Have you ever been hurt so badly you thought your heart was being ripped from your chest? I have. As I began to heal, I thought I was doing the right thing by praying for those who hurt me. After all, isn’t t…

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Transforming Presence

Posted on June 4, 2018 in

by Daniel Henderson We all want the same thing: a true, biblical, transforming, Christ-honoring experience of the indwelling Spirit of God. And our society desperately needs the real thing. Younger generations are turning away fro…

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A Turning Point

Posted on May 30, 2018 in

by Anne Greene “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV Excerpt from MYSTERY AT DEAD BROKE RANCH by Anne Greene…

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