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Posted: 5:26 am on April 18, 2013 Be the first to comment on this post
By Dionna Sanchez
Sometimes in life, there are relationships that we hold very dear to us – especially family relationships. They seem to go along smoothly and we can’t ever imagine things being different. Changing. But they do. You grow up. You change your opinions. You evolve into your own person. And things start to shift.
It’s subtle at first, but the more you find your own voice and purpose, oftentimes, the more you notice the shifting ground. Things aren’t as comfortable anymore. Differences of opinionRead full post
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Posted: 9:34 pm on November 13, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Amy Vogel
If you have been alive for longer than five minutes, you will know what I mean when I say, “Don’t Worry! Be Happy!”
Growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, that seemed to be a good motto to live by. It’s not that hard to do if you only focus on what makes you feel happy. At least that idea lasts until you get to high school, as it is then that real world stresses start to creep in, and finding what makes you happy becomes more complicated.
Happiness is a feeling. It can last for seconds, hoursRead full post
Posted: 8:41 am on September 06, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Dionna Sanchez
Going at life “solo” is dangerous.
I’ve seen it happen time and time again. You grow frustrated with your church and so you stop going. You drop out of your ladies Bible Study or pull away from your friends because tough stuff is going on in your life. Whatever the reason; suddenly, we have put ourselves in a position of great vulnerability. Not that Satan doesn’t like to attack us in any kind of situation; but I think he finds us an especially easy target when we are going at life aloneRead full post
Posted: 5:47 am on June 17, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Bob Kellemen
How do we pray for our children?
Here’s Paul’s powerful prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23, worded with a focus on a father’s prayer for his children.
Praying Ephesians 1:15-23 for Our Children
15For this reason, I pray for my children’s faith in the Lord Jesus and their love for all the saints,
16I have not stopped giving thanks for my children, remembering them in my prayers.
17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give my children the spirit ofRead full post
Posted: 11:52 am on May 31, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Jack Wellman
I have a former church member who remains a very close friend of mine even today.
This man is going through some very terrible trials right now. Before I was called into the ministry, this man was our worship music leader. He is such a strong Christian man who has been blessed with eight children and nine grandchildren. Even though we don’t attend the same church anymore, I still see him and I remain on my old church’s Prayer Chain.
Up until two years ago, this man and his family hadRead full post
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