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Missing a Peace

By Julie Cole The problem with peace is it’s quiet. If you aren’t careful, you’ll miss it. At Christmastime the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, is celebrated – but if you aren’t careful,...
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Keep it Up

By Angela Gidley Why did you hit Jack again?" I asked in astonishment. "I don't know, he just made me mad," my daughter Isabella responded. Grace is a frequent topic of conversation in our home,...
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Laying it Down

By Jared Laskey As a kid I remember when the Traveling Memorial Wall for the Vietnam War came through Eugene, Oregon. I understood that the memorial was a tribute to the fallen and those who were still...
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2017 Open Bible National Convention

By Chad Davidson Capitalizing on the “Gener(us)” theme, President Randall A. Bach highlighted Jesus’ generosity toward those He served, stating that we must also be “generous in thought and deed.”...
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Wiping Away Tears

By Drew Welch The Welch family: (back row, left to right) Drew, Jessica, (front row, left to right) Kayla, Ian, KirstenIt is a joy to see the fruit that remains and to hear testimonies of God’s healing...
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A Generous Faith

By Darrick Young If I feel like people owe me something, I am not expressing generosity; I am merely participating in a transaction. You are probably familiar with Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic story A...
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Distractions

By James Howard An often-overlooked enemy of man likes to latch on and hold on as tenaciously as a bulldog grabbing its prey. It is a thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Many are in the grip of...
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Come Home

By Julie Cole Julie and her new grandson, Chip.Everybody’s healing journey is a bit different. Some people need help overcoming cracks in their faith while others are stuck with gaping holes of pain...
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The Tsunami

By Mark Bowman On January 26, 2004, vacationers on a beach in Thailand explored a shoreline unexpectedly exposed by the receding tide. Distracted by new discoveries, many failed to notice the ocean...
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Finding Refuge

By Cathy Brandt Her story broke my heart. A refugee from Syria, this precious woman told our translators and me that after her husband was killed in Syria, she and her three children escaped to a refugee...
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Well Done, Marian!

Marian (Smith) AlbertMarian (Smith) Albert was promoted to heaven on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 94. Credentialed with Open Bible Churches for 71 years, Marian accumulated a diverse record of...