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Beautiful Beginnings

By Tonya Snodgrass It’s that time of year again. All the holiday festivities are over, and people are as determined as ever to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions (especially after indulging in all...
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Convertir el Dolor en Algo con Próposito

Por Loretta Young Después de esperar cinco años para tener un bebé, mis padres se alegraron cuando nací en 1965. El amor que tenían el uno por el otro era verdaderamente hermoso. Mi abuelo era un...
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A Good Listener

By Nancy Vencill I am a wife of one, mother to four, “Nanny” to three (so far), children’s pastor to many, and chaplain to six companies. I love listening! I love listening to people share deep things...
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The Shame of Depression

By Kris Beaird It was tragic news. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two celebrities, recently committed suicide. Yet they represent just a tip of the iceberg of those suffering from depression. It’s one...
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Back to Nazareth

By Rev. Robert F. Cerar For thousands of years the Messiah’s birth had been anticipated, expected, and longed for. According to the stories, His power, glory, and righteousness would be legendary and...
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The Voice

It was a rainy evening on March 26, 1965, when Ken, age 19, and Andy, age 15, headed down Ipsen Road, a county road near Belvidere, Illinois, gaining speed so the car would “catch air” as it crested the...
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Not Forgotten

By Terry Meek That magical time of year is once again fast approaching – a time that causes the heart and the imagination to race with expectation. Every child who penciled a list of presents she or he...
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Renace de las Cenizas

Por Mike Dickey Estábamos disfrutando la Conferencia regional del sudeste de primavera en Florida el 2 de mayo de 2018. Estaba a punto de hablar sobre la plantación de iglesias cuando recibimos la noticia...
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Fe imprudente – Resultados radicales

Por Edgar E. Figueroa A todos nos encanta escuchar historias “de la pobreza a la riqueza”. La historia de nuestra familia, sin embargo, es todo el contrario. Nací en Miami, Florida donde mi padre, Edgar...
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El Gran Plan de Dios Para una Niña

Por Kris Kauffman, como se le comunicó a Andrea “Ay no, Señor, no nos estás llamando a adoptar ¿verdad?” Esto no podría ser el Espíritu Santo hablándome, ¿cierto? Esta fue mi primera...
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From Pain to Passion

By Elaine Morris I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, the youngest of six children. I was raised in a Christian home where attending church was not an option but a lifestyle. When I was two years...