Find Wholeness in God When You Are Heartbroken
September 18th, 2017

Find Wholeness in God When You Are Heartbroken

Katy Callahan

Listening to weeks’ worth of famous break-up albums after you’ve been dumped isn’t necessarily healthy, but amid my own fresh heartbreak, it felt like the most appropriate, and potentially cathartic, thing to do. Get Lonely by The Mountain Goats played as I got dressed in the morning. ...

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Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence
July 3rd, 2017

Solitude: How to Be Renewed by God’s Presence

Andrew Hood

I used to think I could check the “solitude” box on the spiritual disciplines list because I’m an introvert. But it’s not that simple. People who love to sing aren’t always worshipping. People who love to be alone aren’t always in solitude.  Solitude is not escape ...

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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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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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How to Read the Bible so It Transforms You
September 27th, 2016

How to Read the Bible so It Transforms You

Christina Miller

Have you ever read a book at just the right time? Every now and again, I come across a piece of fiction that speaks directly to me. The themes and characters give me insight and wisdom. The writing challenges my presumptions, prompting me to take action. It answers my ...

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How is God’s Creativity Reflected in Us?
July 12th, 2016

How is God's Creativity Reflected in Us?

Linda K. Bridges 

A fiery sunset riveted my attention. I dashed for my camera in hopes of capturing the magnitude of its beauty. Got it! My heart soared. Not long after that, as I was driving home one evening, I was caught off guard by the bigness of a harvest moon ...

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How Your Personality Impacts Reading the Bible
July 5th, 2016

How Your Personality Impacts Reading the Bible

Reading and interpreting the Bible through our twenty-first-century sensibilities has its challenges.  Serious students of Gods Word will recognize that assessing and applying Scripture faithfully requires at least a cursory grasp of the culture of the original writers. It helps to keep in mind such simple things as ...

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Does God See My Needs?
June 28th, 2016

Does God See My Needs?

Linda K. Bridges 

Celeste wiped her eyes again and tossed the soaked tissue onto the mound beside her. How could I have been so stupid? I thought he loved me! Now, what? Her hand moved involuntarily to her belly and the small life she now carried.  Today Celestes lover ...

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