How to Find Freedom from Guilt and Shame in the Psalms
May 29th, 2017

How to Find Freedom from Guilt and Shame in the Psalms

Dr. Kal McAlexander

I sat with a young Marine in my office, his face turned towards the floor. He had lost weight since I saw him last and had dark circles under his eyes. As he shared his story, I heard deep sorrow in his voice. He had miscalculated a situation and ...

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Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.
March 20th, 2017

Stuck in Life’s Waiting Rooms? Find Comfort in God’s Words.

Davina McDonald

You may be seated in a small and sparsely furnished room, staring at the single painting, waiting to learn whether you got the job. Maybe you are the nail-biter pacing the floor of a hospital waiting room, longing for a word of hope that your loved one will pull ...

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All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died
November 1st, 2016

All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died

Christina Miller

A week after my close friend unexpectedly passed away, I found myself sitting on the hard wood pews of my church. Los Angeles was suffering through a hot spell in early November. Steamy haze rose from the pavement when I walked across the parking lot, making the air smell ...

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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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What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus’ Humanity
June 7th, 2016

What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus' Humanity

Christina Miller

Last week I took the train from Philadelphia to New York to see Last Days in the Desert , a new film written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia about Jesus temptation in the wilderness. Garcia focuses on Jesus journey out of the desert toward Jerusalem, adding in an ...

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How Deep Questions Can Lead to Deep Encounters with God
April 5th, 2016

How Deep Questions Can Lead to Deep Encounters with God

Christina Miller

We all want answers. Many times they are easily given: What time is dinner? When is my trip home? Who will join me? Answers bring clarity and structure to our lives. They help us know what to expect, giving us concrete handles to order our time and thinking. When ...

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