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INSTE Re-Accredited!

On Monday, February 11, Inste Bible College received the official word that they have been re-accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) for another five years! Here's an interview...
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In All Things?

Our church fasted and prayed for one of our own. Kristi was a young mom battling aggressive breast cancer, which had spread to her bones. Her husband, Denny, watched helplessly as his once outgoing, bubbly...
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When – Not If

I dreamed I was in a wide open body of water, pulled by a strong current. I was scared. My feet could not touch the bottom, and I was pulled against my will into very deep waters. Looking up, I was horrified...
Mary Smartnick, wife of senior pastor Tyrone Smartnick, said of Jane, "Jane is an intercessory prayer warrior and we know God has much more for her to do. We give Him all the glory!"

How God Gave the Devil a Black Eye

I was helping decorate for my son’s wedding nearly seven years ago, May 2006, when, without warning, my right arm started to flail uncontrollably, and my speech became unintelligible. I knew what I wanted to...
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The BIG Give

Have you ever tried to win a debate with God? Have you ever won that debate? Me neither. Despite my perfect (unsuccessful) record in these discussions I found myself debating with him again as I drove from...
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The Super Bowl of Sex Trade

The Super Bowl of Sex Trade Ten thousand. That’s the estimated number of sex workers at previous Super Bowl games. Out from under the lights, the Super Bowl is considered the largest annual sex...
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Casi Demasiado Tarde

Read in English Había oído del tráfico de sexo, pero nunca había imaginado que me tocaría a mí. Pensé que era un tema más bien para otros países. Yo era una buena estudiante de una escuela...
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Doomed Forever

A 13-year-old girl crouches in a dark corner on the dusty floor – hair dirty and tangled, eyes hollow and lifeless. The scent of a hundred men clings to her small frame. The look on her face: not...
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Ordinary Citizen to the Rescue

Conservative estimates show that 100,000 children are prostituted or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation annually. A manager of a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in New York considered himself an average...
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Not Your Dad’s Porn

Unlike in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s – or even 5 years ago, today’s porn is more accessible than ever. Back in the day, if a person wanted to view pornography, he had to go looking for it. He...
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The Generosity of the King

Henry Van Dyke once said, “Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which...
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Skipping Christmas

In 2004, actors Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred in a holiday movie, Christmas with the Kranks, created from John Grisham’s book, Skipping Christmas. Allen and Curtis play the main characters,...
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A Priceless Piece of Junk

“Nancy, what in the world is this piece of junk down here in the basement?!” “I bought it for five dollars at a garage sale,” my wife called back with a note of hopefulness in her voice. How could...
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Treasures of the Heart

As we “blended” our two families, my husband and I had to compromise when it came to traditions, as do most families. “My” two, Phil and Leslee, and I had always looked forward to bundling up to...