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How To Pray With Gratitude

I don’t know about you, but when I’m asking God for things, I get really specific. I get into the details and tell God what is happening in my life. I articulate how I need His help and sometimes overstep and offer Him options for what that help could look like. And yet when I’m thanking God, I often speak in generalities. God, thank you...

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The Godly Role of a Mother and Grandmother
The Godly Role of a Mother and Grandmother

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) If Timothy’s grandmother Lois had not been faithful in passing on her faith to her daughter Eunice and her grandson Timothy we probably would not have First and Second...

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The Single Mom Survival Kit 4: Testing,Testing,1, 2, 3
The Single Mom Survival Kit 4: Testing,Testing,1, 2, 3

How is your journey going?  I do hope that you are having some victories.  Everyone is uniquely and intricately made which means that each single Mom’s journey will be unique. Sometimes this new life feels like living on a roller coaster.  Don’t worry, that’s normal! Hope Ladies, we need HOPE.  Hope makes us move ahead for the greater...

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Home for Christmas
Home for Christmas

Are you lonely this Christmas? Come talk to a mentor. In 1962 I was preaching in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was single and it was Christmas time. I was heading home to Michigan to enjoy the holidays with my family. It was an extremely cold day and it was snowing. The wind was howling out of the north, blowing thick clouds of fine flakes across...

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The Way to Rejoicing
The Way to Rejoicing

I gave a homeless man five minutes of my time, a smile and a chance to earn a few dollars. In return he taught me a valuable lesson. Honestly I had tried to avoid him at first. I saw him walking toward me as I pushed my grocery cart across the parking lot. He wore cutoff jeans, a t-shirt with holes in it and some beat-up sneakers. His curly hair...

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Prayer From a Parent’s Heart
Prayer From a Parent’s Heart

As I sit down to write this article I am reminded of the awesome honour of being a parent. God has granted me the privilege of raising three of His special little ones, but with the privilege comes great responsibility and a lot of hard work. Perhaps more than any other area of life, parenting brings with it the capacity both for boundless joy and...

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A Wonderful Work
A Wonderful Work

  Do you want the strength to face life’s challenges? Take our free online study and learn how to stand up to your fears with strength and courage.   All my life, I’ve been told that I was beautiful - by my parents, my family, and my extended church family. Never once in my life had anyone that I loved and respected planted...

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Why Church?
Why Church?

I’m excited to go to church. I’ve woken early, driven 45 minutes down the highway, and arrived at church with time to shake the greeters’ hands, make small talk in the foyer, and find a comfortable seat. How very spiritual of me. I listen to great worship music, engage with a thoughtful and informative speaker, and  leave with the five-hundred...

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