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Forgiveness Through a Child’s Eyes by Peggy Webb

One of my greatest joys is teaching Sunday School to children, ages two to six. No matter what topic I choose, I learn more than I teach. Why? Because I always come away from the lesson with an innocent child’s … Continue reading

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Dead Inside by Julie Arduini

That’s quite the cheery title, am I right? Thankfully it isn’t completely how I feel, although my patience for this most unpredictable of years is running thin. There’s been the quarantine, the election, I had to go back to my … Continue reading

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The Christmas Griddle and You by Julie Arduini

It is my joy and honor to be on rotation this Christmas Day. Whether you read this before dawn thanks to children up early, or after the traditional ham or turkey dinner, my prayer is your heart is full as … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Nothing good is likely to come from a conversation that starts with the other person calling me “immature, stupid, and ignorant.” Yet this was what G. alleged when he contacted me by email a little while ago. G. was responding … Continue reading

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Christian Unity in Times of Hate and Division

Opinion by Jim Denney One of the great tragedies of the church today is the way Christians divide from each other and attack each other over politics. I’m not saying our political views are unimportant. As Christians, we are to … Continue reading

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Citizens of Another Kingdom

Opinion by Jim Denney I was reading a science-fiction story today by Fred Saberhagen. Titled “Stone Place,” it is a story in his futuristic Berserker series. The story contains this interesting exchange between two characters, a skeptical poet-warrior named Mitchell Spain … Continue reading

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Why Morals and Values are Important–Part 6 by Vicki Hinze

Why Values and Morals are Important Part 6 By  Vicki Hinze   NOTE: This is Part 6 of a 6-part series of posts. If you haven’t yet read Part 1, 2, 3, 4 or Part 5, you can read them … Continue reading

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Forgiveness by Vicki Hinze

  We’re wronged. Betrayed. Lied to or about. Cheated on. Abused—you name it. And the first thing others tell us to do is forgive them.   That’s of course the last thing we want to do. We more naturally think … Continue reading

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When Life Isn’t Fair by Julie Arduini

Growing up, my sister and I spent time with favorite cousins. It was a respite of sorts from a chaotic season and the cousins offered zany moments and memories that are still fresh for me. My cousin, the father of … Continue reading

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A natural element in both Christian fiction and non-fiction deals with forgiveness. It’s a popular topic, with the promise that forgiveness helps not just the one being forgiven but also the person doing the forgiving. I was reminded of this … Continue reading

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Abundance by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year!  It probably doesn’t surprise you that words are important to me. Beyond writing, I ask God to reveal a word He wants me to focus on for the year. As we welcome 2014, I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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The Resonating Quote by Julie Arduini

Last week our pastor gave a sermon that not only had great principles, but even a statement that seemed off the cuff. It’s still resonating with me, a week or so later. “You can hang on, or move on.” I … Continue reading

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Loving Those Who Hurt Us by Sarah Goebel

I was just thinking about some experiences from my past. You know, as we journey through life it is inevitable that we will be hurt from time to time. When someone hurts us, whether they did so intentionally or not, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Aurora and other Tragedies by Julie Arduini

I loved Vicki’s post and on my own personal blog I shared how drawn I am to the stories coming out of Aurora. Maybe it’s my mama’s heart or the nose for news I’ve had since I was a child. … Continue reading

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Words We Throw Around by Lynette Sowell

We’re so quick to throw “Christian” words around in the confines of our church doors. Mercy, forgiveness, love, grace. We smile and nod that there should be more of those qualities in the world. We also know that we should … Continue reading

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