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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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Who Do You Say that I Am?

Posted on March 19, 2018 in

by Becky Harling Maybe you’re just wondering. What is so intriguing about Jesus Christ anyway? Why bother answering the questions He asked? Maybe it has felt to you that Christians are judgmental. What makes them think they have…

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A Breath of Fresh Air for Spring

Posted on March 7, 2018 in

by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer Heavenly Father, The crocus and tulips are popping out of the ground, reminding us that all is not dead. Another chance has been given to bloom and experience what the world has to offer. Help us to forg…

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God’s Creative Provision

Posted on February 27, 2018 in

by Twila Belk When my dad died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, my parents had no health insurance, little life insurance, and Mom worked only a part-time job. She faced thousands of dollars’ worth of bills and didn’t know …

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