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Plastic Jesus

Imagine a person receiving a check for $1,000,000 and then placing the huge cardboard check on the mantle above their fireplace just to look at. Day by day they continue to miss out on so much because they never actually take it to the bank and deposit it. That's how some of us approach faith in God. When we hold back from giving our lives to...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Looking for a Way out of Resentment

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
A New Definition of Success

For most of her life Jane was a people-pleaser. What other people thought about her mattered a lot. At 41 Jane was making good money and gaining a reputation as an excellent realtor, but she was also headed toward burnout. The loss of her father later that year completely changed her career path and set her toward a completely new definition of success....

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Picture Perfect

If you want to know God, it’s simple. All you need to do is ask! If you’re not sure how, you can pray a prayer like this: God I need you. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done. Forgive me for turning my back on you and going my own way. Take control of my life and make me more like you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins....

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God Punched Me in the Face!

God punched me in the face when I was sixteen. I can still look in the mirror and see the damage it caused to my tooth. But really, I don’t mind at all. I’m actually really glad that he did. But before I tell you why, let me back up a little and tell you my story. I grew up in a wonderful, stable family where I felt loved and learned about...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
The End of Our Exile

Could it be that we've all lived threads of the same story? There's an ancient narrative of paradise lost then regained, of wandering lost in exile until God himself came down to bring us home. Here's how the story goes: God created us for life to the fullest. To know Him personally, with nothing coming between. Never hurting others or being...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Questions First?

You've got questions, we've got answers. (Well maybe not ALL the answers, but we'll do our best. )         What would you like to talk about? A mentor will connect with you shortly. If you'd like to talk with someone right now, stop by our chat rooms.

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Making Memories: Life Without My Mother

My mom passed away when I was in my third year of university. She missed my college graduation, my wedding, and she’s going to miss the births of my children. This is one of the most painful realities of being the one left behind. You can’t make any new memories with the people you love. From now on, they’re going to miss every birthday, every...

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