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There’s Really No Place Like Home!
May 25th, 2020

There’s Really No Place Like Home!

Jen Pollock Michel

To come of age—at least in our family—means earning the right to watch  The Wizard of Oz . (Isnt a certain degree of maturity required for facing those evil monkeys?) The film adaptation of L. Frank Baums novel is a classic story about the search for home. Dorothy and ...

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Honesty with God in the Pandemic
May 18th, 2020

Honesty with God in the Pandemic

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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What to Do with Fear
May 11th, 2020

What to Do with Fear

Harriet Hill

What to do with fear What do we do when we feel afraid? In A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis writes, “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death.… Only real risk tests the ...

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Crushed and Broken? God Is Still with You!
May 4th, 2020

Crushed and Broken? God Is Still with You!

RahShell Hemphill

As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to color. I was a perfectionist. I had to stay inside the lines at all times. Crayola was my favorite brand of crayon because they color the best. You couldn’t bring me cheap crayons because I wouldn’t use ...

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Stuck in Quarantine? Find Comfort in God’s Words
April 27th, 2020

Stuck in Quarantine? 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 when you can go back to work. Maybe you are the nail-biter pacing outside the hospital, longing for a word of hope that your loved one will pull through after ...

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Allow an Encounter with God to Speak to Your Questions
April 20th, 2020

Allow an Encounter with God to Speak to Your Questions

Christina Miller

Questions in a time of pandemic 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 ...

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Peace Be with You!
April 13th, 2020

Peace Be with You!

Gary Wiley

He Is Risen! It was late that [Easter] Sunday evening, and the [believers] were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the [COVID-19]. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you, ” he said. ‘Tis true. The preceding paragraph ...

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Palm Sunday Intrigue
April 6th, 2020

Palm Sunday Intrigue

Gary Wiley

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! This past weekend we celebrated Palm Sunday. We looked on at the celebration from the outside, as we still cannot gather publicly for worship. Ironically, that may have been a fitting reality this time—seeing this from ...

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