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Learning to Trust Again

By Jennifer Morris I grew up knowing who God was but unaware that one could have a true relationship with Him. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, I was the youngest of four children in a blended family. I idolized my...
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Level Up

By Nicole Kerr I don’t consider myself a video game person, but growing up I did play my fair share of them. I played during the transition between the two-dimension, platformer games to the new...
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The Highest Calling

In January of 2018, I began to sense God working a change in my life and in my heart. That can be a scary feeling! We can become so comfortable in our ministries that the thought of doing something different...
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Small Places, Big Impact

We all measure success differently. In the church we often measure success by the things we see happening within our own four walls. Is attendance up? What about tithing? Do we have enough programs to draw in...
Nathan Powell returned home on January 7, 2019, to his beautiful wife, two-year-old son, and two-week-old Jovie.

Jovie’s Grand Entrance

By Theresa Powell Shortly after finding out that our son, Nathan, and daughter-in-law, Emily, were expecting their second child, we learned that Nathan, who is a captain in the United States Air Force,...
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A Miracle Reunion

By Fayth McConnell For more than 18 years our ministry team (my husband, Bill, me, our daughter Joy Brown, and her husband, Del) has regularly visited a prison for women in northern Mexico. Each...
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How to Face Change

By Rev. Dyrie Francis Four years ago I sat in the patient’s chair in my doctor’s office awaiting some lab results. After reviewing the results of my recent lab tests, he announced, “Your HbA1c level...
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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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Green God

By Hannah Bemis “Hi, my name is Rebecca. I’m 55 and out of breath a lot.” My kids know Rebecca as the lady with the bright pink jacket who runs past our house every single day. Since I also run often...
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The Path to Healing

By Julie Cole No one begins a relationship hoping to be abused. Abuse, however, is happening at an alarming rate. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, one in three women and one in four...
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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...