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How to Be Honest with God and Find Deeper Healing
January 17th, 2017

How to Be Honest with God and Find Deeper Healing

Dana Ergenbright

It can be easy to connect with God and spend time reading the Bible when we feel peaceful and happy with everything in our lives. But what do we do when pain and loss have slammed into us, when our lives and hearts are a chaotic mess? It can ...

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Silence: Where is God in My Suffering?
January 10th, 2017

Silence: Where is God in My Suffering?

Christina Miller

Most of us haven’t experienced extreme persecution for our faith, but we have felt abandoned by God. Where was God during the harrowing grief following the loss of a loved one? Where was God during the agony of joblessness, barrenness, or loneliness? Where was God in the dark throes ...

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What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?
January 3rd, 2017

What Season of Life Are You in This New Year’s?

Dottie McLoughlin

I recently reached Senior Citizen status and was having a little trouble celebrating the event. It seemed a bit unreal—after all, wasnt I just 35 a year or two ago? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, the kids are married with families of their own. My husband and I downsized ...

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Lost Love: Israel’s Years of Separation from God
December 27th, 2016

Lost Love: Israel’s Years of Separation from God

Sarah Christmyer

Cross is a short word of only five letters, but break it apart and it contains the whole story of the Bible. C.R.O.S.S.—Creation, Redemption, One nation, Separation, Salvation. The story of the Bible is our story, too, and each of these stages helps us get the big picture of ...

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Discover the Father’s Heart This Christmas
December 20th, 2016

Discover the Father’s Heart This Christmas

Jack Newman

A few weeks ago, I had an amazing conversation with my daughter Charlie about the biblical heart of Christmas. Full disclosure: Charlie cant talk. Shes only three months old. Still, Ill never forget what she taught me about the love of Christ. Charlie and I were basking in ...

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How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media
December 13th, 2016

How to Find Rest in the Roar of Social Media

Kari E. Randall

My friends are railing about politics on Facebook again. Im exhausted. My social media feeds brim with news of violence, incivility, and decidedly un-neighborly behavior with no end in sight. And thats just in the United States. Does it feel the same for you? Take a deep ...

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How Can You Find Your Identity in God?
December 6th, 2016

How Can You Find Your Identity in God?

Christina Miller

If someone asked, Who are you? how would you answer? You might tell them your occupation or job title: I am a teacher or community developer. You might tell them your role in relation to other people: I am Bobbys mom or Patricias sister. You might respond with your ...

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What Can Advent Teach Us About Waiting on God’s Promises?
November 29th, 2016

What Can Advent Teach Us About Waiting on God’s Promises?

Christina Miller

I often wonder how Mary felt in the days leading up to Jesus birth. What did it feel like to nurture and carry the Messiah? What physical pain and spiritual peace did she experience? When she received news of her unexpected pregnancy, Luke tells us, Mary treasured up all ...

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