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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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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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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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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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The Favor of God

By Dean Lindstad Our church ministered to more than 550 people during our first free food giveaway on October 27, 2012. Two members of the church, Huron Church of the Open Bible in Huron, South Dakota, had...
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Shameless

By: Hannah Bemis Parenthood has a funny way of placing a magnifying glass on sins that, prior to having children, may have seemed small and inconsequential, even “handled.” I have friends who say...