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When God doesn't change your circumstances


Obeying God in times of trial is hard. How do we respond when he doesn't deliver us from hard times?...

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Heart Trouble


We are often told to follow our hearts, but is that really a good idea? What does the Bible tell us about following our hearts?...

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Created to be


Life can be full of twists and turns, and trusting God's plan can be a challenge. How do we follow Him when circumstances take us in a completely different direction than we ever expected?...

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How Do You Spell Relief?


My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 The symptoms of discontent, whether worldly or spiritual, manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways. As a sojourner in this world, we have an ever-present battle with discontent and its symptoms. To be able to stand firm as followers of Jesus we must recognize disco...

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Sticks and Stones

The person who wrote the nursery rhyme 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me' may have had good intentions, but as a life philosophy, I'm not sure it is helpful. After all, sticks can be sharp, and stones can be deadly. Ask Goliath. As Christians we are taught Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God,...

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Standing Firm in the Everyday


We often think our day-to-day struggles are simply earthly battles, but they are actually preparing us for spiritual warfare....

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CHRISTmas Past and Future

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Christmas Past and Future Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign, Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lordand His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever." ...

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Finding Jesus

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Christmas is a celebration of Jesus... yet somehow he often gets lost in the middle of it. How do we treasure him as we enter the Christmas season?...

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An Unexpected Gift


On November 8th my husband, Gary, and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. We felt this was quite a feat, and worthy of celebrating so we decided to take a short vacation. This past week we spent three days in hilly southern Ohio at Salt Fork's rustic lodge. We were surrounded by cozy fireplaces, beautiful fall scenery, surprise visits from white tailed deer, lo...

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The Significant Life


We all long to live a significant life, to know we have made an impact on the world around us. But what does a life of significance really look like?...

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