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Ugly Prayers

By Hannah Bemis For some time now, it has felt as though our family has been in a period of convalescence. Convalescence, meaning “the gradual recovery of strength or health after an illness,” applies...
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Nothing to Fear

By Brenda Lane Steve Wohld with his oldest son, Ethan.Although my son Steve Wohld is an amazing man devoted to God and to his family, he is not immune from tragedy. On March 13, 2014, Steve and his...
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Redeemed & Restored

By Jess Carper-Walther I began cutting at age eleven and abusing alcohol and drugs two years later. Trauma and substance abuse became an endless cycle. This is initially the reason why I became a licensed,...
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Is God Hearing Me?

By Dyrie Francis Often believers are discouraged because their prayers seem unanswered. But God has graciously enlightened us concerning effective prayers. James assures us that “the effective, fervent...
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I Wanted More

By Jared Laskey The day I quit drugs I flew to Kona, Hawaii, to participate in a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Discipleship Training School. I was 18 years old. God was working deeply within me and I pursued...
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Dear President Trump

The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, I am praying for you. I am confident that ministers and church members of our association, for which I...
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Stuck in a Rut

By Andrea Johnson Some people, recalling an idyllic upbringing, would love to relive their childhood years. My childhood wasn’t horrible, but I would not want to go back for all the anti-aging creams in...
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Ivan Rogers Passes Away

Ivan A. Rogers, 87, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away at home peacefully during his sleep on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Ivan became licensed with Open Bible Churches in 1953 and pastored churches in...