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Amazing Grace

I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see. Even though the average life span has continued to increase over the years, many would still argue that life is short. A life well lived, however, could not be qualified by a mere number. Life is full of a roller coaster of seasons -- joy, despair, ecstasy, grief -- what makes the difference...

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The Other Six Days
The Other Six Days

How well do you really know the people you see every day? Perhaps more pointedly, how well do they really know you? This short video clip gives us a brief window into the life of Iggy Thompson. His responses to the question "How are your other six days?" indicate that everything is really good. But even from the beginning we get the sense that something...

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My Son Who is in Heaven
My Son Who is in Heaven

At 19 weeks I gave birth to a little boy.  We named him Jacob.  We said hello and goodbye in the same hour. He is not a miscarriage or an almost-child, he is my son.  This letter was written three years after his birth.  This is a glimpse into my mother’s heart, a letter written to Jacob my son who resides in heaven.  If you (or someone you...

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Lost and Wandering – No More
Lost and Wandering – No More

It was an intense moment. Saying “yes” to Jesus seemed so appropriate after the pressures and stresses we had been through over the last few months as a family. There I was, attending the second evening of an Alpha Course sponsored by some local churches in our community. Alpha, originating in Britain, is an 11 week course that investigates...

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Why “Father” God?
Why "Father" God?

Keith Hernandez is one of baseball's top players. He is a lifetime .300 hitter who has won numerous Golden Glove awards for excellence in fielding. He's won a batting championship for having the highest average, the Most Valuable Player award in his league, and even the World Series. Yet with all his accomplishments, he has missed out on something...

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Helping Your Children Weather Life’s Storms
Helping Your Children Weather Life's Storms

The story is told of three young men who had a dream. Their combined life savings bought them an old boat and they were to sail around the world! Many months were spent repairing, replacing and refurbishing. Just as they were ready to set sail, news of an approaching hurricane reached their coastal city. They had a few precious hours in which to...

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Flashback: Mary’s Boy Child
Flashback: Mary's Boy Child

She remembered him as a child. Like that time he tripped running up the rocky steps toward the market in Nazareth.  And the time he burst into the house – little fingers cradling the body of a fallen bird – his dark lashes blinking back big tears.  She remembered it all – the softness of his cheek, the curl of his hair, the way he tilted...

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Failure to Render Aid
Failure to Render Aid

In the wake of the horror and suffering of the recent terrorist attacks on Manhattan and the Pentagon, and recently the attacks on London, it has been heartwarming to see so many acts of heroism, beginning with the men and women who met a hellish death as they raced up the stairs of the World Trade Center to save lives. Thousands of volunteers, lavish...

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