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Holding It All Together

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As moms, we’ve all been there--those moments when it seems the world is shattering around us and we feel lost in the chaos....

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How Little Legacies Helped Me As a New Mom

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My husband and I became foster parents last summer. We welcomed our first placement, a little girl, a week after we became licensed. Despite all the training, her arrival seemed like a stork delivery....

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Great Memories of Focus 2016

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The purpose of Focus 2016 was to take a weekend (Friday night through Sunday morning) away from distractions and dive into fellowship with our youth group and with God. We had a lot of time to grow closer to each other and really begin to know one another as not only friends but as siblings in Christ....

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A Poem for Easter

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One of the great ironies of the Christian faith is that death is defeated by death. This great contradiction, sobering though it is, brings us hope that death is not the final word....

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Crossed Hands of Blessing

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It is easy for us to approach God and ask him to bless what we bring him, only to be frustrated when his blessings aren’t what we expect. ...

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Remembering That God Pursued Me

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By the grace of God and the gentle nudge of my wife, I signed up for Redemption. Even though I didn’t know what to expect, God moved in my heart....

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Why is Genesis 38 In Our Bibles?

In Genesis 37 we’re introduced to the tense family dynamic between Jacob’s children that culminates in Joseph’s betrayal and enslavement. The final verse of the chapter tells us that he ended up in Potiphar’s house, and Genesis 39 picks the story up from there. But between these two chapters is one that can feel unnecessary. Despite the presence of...

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Why We Study the Bible

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Looking back over the early years of my Christian journey, I realized that I was young and immature. I needed to learn a lot about God and the spiritual discipline of reading his word. I knew that reading my bible was a good thing but struggled to be consistent....

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A Clean Glass of Water in Jesus' Name

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The Dominican kids who were with us thought we were nice, but that we talked about a “God” who was only for us...

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A New Framework for Understanding Grace

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It was a Sunday morning. My husband and I were driving back from church, reflecting on God’s grace in our lives. I asked him why he thought we had a strong marriage, despite all of the tough times the Lord has walked us through....

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