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Life Preserver: A Promise for Those Passing Through Deep Waters

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“It’s time.” I swallowed those dreaded words, trying to accept them. Process them. Shifting in a wooden chair across a small metal table from the veterinarian, I nodded, and stroked Darcy’s soft black ear. I’d just spent the last twenty minutes explaining how my sweet Mr. Darcy had rapidly declined in recent days. Kidney disease had stolen his appetite and caused his body to reject what little...

The Lord is our Shepherd: How God Takes Care of His Sheep

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“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Many of us are familiar with these seemingly simple words, along with the rest of Psalm 23. While they may be simple, these verses do not fall short of profound truth and encouragement. Many of my family members are farmers in Michigan. One spring morning, my mom drove my siblings and I to the Upper Peninsula to visit our uncle who raises sheep. While...

Your Past Pain Is Only Part of the Story

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It can be very easy to stay stuck in the past especially when a past season has been very difficult. From my personal experience, I know the struggle is real. When I was in the middle of a dark time in my life, the Lord spoke to me from the song Out of Hiding by Steffany Gretzinger. I woke up one morning hearing the lyric, “Oh, as you run, what hindered love will only become part of the story.”...

Navigating Racism, Injustice, and Critical Race Theory with a Biblical Worldview with Monique Duson

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How should Christians think about racism? Or respond to injustice? What is Critical Race Theory and should we accept it’s core tenants? Monique Duson with the Center for Biblical Unity addresses these topics today and provides a biblical perspective on navigating these issues with truth, love, and the wisdom of God’s Word. If you’ve ever wondered how to respond to injustice, how you can fight...

Inside the Artist’s Heart: 4 Tips to Refresh Weary Creatives

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“Beauty will save the world,” says Sarah Clarkson in her book, This Beautiful Truth, and it is so true. In a world full of ugliness, death, and decay, God uses artists to create something beautiful, alive, and new. Beautiful words, music, and objects are how artists share and show the light of God. The artist’s call is to bring glory to the Great Artist and reflect his creation. But between the...

What Being a Missionary Kid Taught Me About Home

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I have a very distinct memory of waking up on my fourth birthday on an airplane that was taking my family and me to Indonesia. We were leaving behind our home and our friends and our extended family to share the good news of Jesus Christ with a people that had never heard it. In the eleven years we spent there, we didn’t get a house that actually belonged to us until we had lived there for five...

A Chance to Live

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Wrapped up in his mother’s womb, The baby was due to be born soon. The doctor said, “There is no hope.” The thought of this she could not grope.   The mother had to make a choice. She could hear the baby’s unheard voice. “I ask you just one thing to give All I want is a chance to live.”   She thought on all that could take place, People smiling at his cute face. Backpack bought for...

Fighting Addiction—Finding Freedom from Substance Abuse, Pornography, and the Sins that Enslave Us with John Elmore

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“We are an addicted church.” John Elmore begins his book Freedom Starts Today with this audacious statement…but what if it were true? And what if we could find authentic freedom in Christ today? Sharing his own story, John shares powerful biblical truths and practical steps to help you break free from any addiction or sin issue that has been ruling your life. You’ll leave this conversation...

What To Do When You’re Weary: Truth For the Worn Out Teen

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I remember a certain evening quite vividly. I was eight-years-old, curled up against a castle of pillows, watching TV with my daddy. We were watching a show where people were doing hard things that required quite a bit of strength. Suddenly, a tall man (who looked like he should be part of a biker gang) took the stage. He grabbed a Teflon coated frying pan and rolled it right up with his bare...

Did You Know Celebration is a Spiritual Discipline?

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“You need to celebrate!” my mentor told me. I’d just told her something I’d been praying for and working toward for months had happened. I laughed, feeling like a hypocrite. I’d just told my mentee that morning to celebrate what God was doing in her life. In our culture, we don’t celebrate a whole lot. Yet celebration is a spiritual discipline. The Israelites, following God’s law, made...

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