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Facebook and Social Media – What Would Jesus Do?

Facebook and Social Media – What Would Jesus Do?

A lot of my Christian friends have been leaving Facebook lately, while others have shunned it from the start. While I believe that everyone should hear from God for themselves and that the church has been notorious for telling people what they think God thinks Read More

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Healing for the Broken

Healing for the Broken

There is so much brokenness in this world. Hurt people hurt people, they say, and it is more true than we can imagine. Wounded children grow up to be broken adults who often have a difficult time maintaining close relationships. Codependency seems to be the Read More

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Thankfulness During the Hard Times

Thankfulness During the Hard Times

This year has been a difficult one for my family. After two years of fighting to save our business, we were left with no choice but to close. Yet, while our financial struggles continue, God remains faithful. And, though I am not a person who Read More

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What I’ve Learned About Gossip

What I’ve Learned About Gossip

We all know we shouldn’t gossip, yet there is something about human nature that seems to make it impossible to resist. Perhaps it is the need for validation and comradery or maybe it’s just anger and frustration. Whatever the case, we are all guilty at Read More

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

I’ve been having an interesting discussion on Facebook today. It is one that I’ve had before and, I’m sure, one that I will have again. No doubt many of you have had similar discussions in the course of your lives. The topics? Love, truth and Read More

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Shame

Shame

Shame. It’s really what the American church is all about, isn’t it? Sure, we claim to be a warm, welcoming oasis where people can come and experience the love and acceptance of God without condemnation. Unfortunately, however, it doesn’t seem like the body of Christ Read More

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Lessons in Trust

Lessons in Trust

What do you do when …. the stress becomes more than you can bear…. everything in your life is shaken…. it feels like the world is caving in around you? It would be so easy to collapse. To give in and give up. To walk Read More

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Book Recommendation – Grandchildren of Alcoholics by Ann W. Smith

Book Recommendation – Grandchildren of Alcoholics by Ann W. Smith

Grandchildren of Alcoholics by Ann W. Smith is a great resource for people dealing with family dysfunction and personal issues as a result (known or unknown) of a Grandparent’s alcoholism. I believe that it can also apply to any kind of addiction in a family, Read More

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Perspective

Perspective

When you are going through a trial, it can feel as if your world has just come crashing down around you. The future is uncertain and it is difficult to see how you will ever come out the other side. I have certainly had my Read More

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My Grandma – A Legacy of Grace

My Grandma – A Legacy of Grace

Today would have been my Grandma’s 83rd birthday and it is our first one without her. The past year-and-a-half, since her diagnosis, has been so difficult and especially so since we lost her last May. My Grandma Nell was one of the strongest women I Read More

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