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The Key To Being The Light and Becoming a Grace-Giver This Christmas

That one lone candle burning, multiplied by hundreds across the auditorium singing, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night,’ almost as if the flames flickering together whispered that enough light could change the whole world.

 

When Believers stop being the light, what else is left to shine into the darkness? 

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When You’re In The Deep And You’re Too Blind To See Anything But The Storm

Hey Everyone!  I am so appreciative of the support you have given in the writing competition!  There are still a couple of weeks left to vote!  If you haven’t had a chance to vote for my article, you can still click here, scroll down and vote for #10 in the comments section.  It’s that easy. It would mean the world to me!!!!  Thank you so much! <3

My eyesight is bad, really bad.

 

My husband once asked me to identify the smallest letter I could read on the doctor’s eye chart. What chart?I asked as he stood in the darkened office pointing at a fuzzy light reflecting dimly on the opposite wall.

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How to Renew Your Mind In Truth In Order To Be “Battle Ready”

Sometimes we find ourselves living out past lies, old misbeliefs, distorted assumptions.  We wonder why our lives keep repeating the same patterns over and over again with no relief, and certainly no transformation.  Does it get any better than this?  YES!  I’m so excited to have my friend, mentor, and faith cheerleader, Kelly Balarie, in the community today.  Kelly knows a lot about being “Battle Ready,” because she has faced many battles of her own, and learned how to fight back, to renew her mind, and conquer the challenges life can bring. 

By: Kelly Balarie

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Four Things We Can Do To Fight Back Against Violence and Evil

I see the images. Kids walking single file. Hands grasping the shoulders in front of them.

 

I want to run to them, protect them, comfort them in their fear. Tell them they are safe, they are loved in the middle of this horrific and seemingly God-forsaken world.

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For Every Parent and Child Who Feels The Struggle of Being ‘Raised Up’

A conversation for every parent and child who feels the struggle of being ‘raised up:’

 

I know it’s hard.

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Loss, Lament, and The Road To The Cross

We said goodbye to our 17 yr old furry child, Sophie this week. Just a few weeks ago, we lost a family friend. Any look on social media reveals a multitude of losses—the loss of parents, children, spouses, neighbors, colleagues, friends. Too much.

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Why Christians Should Lead The Way In Empowering Women

In celebration of women, I’ve been thinking about all of the amazing women who have both inspired and impacted my life in a multitude of ways.

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The One Thing We Need Most In Times Like These

I’ve been stressed lately. Really stressed. The air around me feels tense, the ground uneven, the future highly uncertain. Watching the news can send my blood pressure skyrocketing. I find myself seeking respite in Little House On The Prairie reruns just to take my mind off of everything that is swirling around me.

 

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Let The Church Be The Church

An Open Letter To The Christian Community About Serving Those With Mental Illness

 

He came to live with us after a brief stay at a local psychiatric hospital. He needed a safe place to regroup and regain some semblance of stability. Over many months, his life had come haltingly unraveled and his hospital visit was the beginning of a new life with a new diagnosis.

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The Way Of Faith In a PC World

Lately I’ve been feeling a tug somewhere deep within me. Really, it’s more than a tug and I’ve been feeling it for a while now.

 

It was subtle, almost imperceptible at first. Yet the pull between worshipping God or worshipping the god of political correctness has become more critical and demanding, bringing with it both conviction and consequences.

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