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Up, Up, Up! - Death and the Abundant Life

People commonly warn teenagers about the dangerous belief in their own invincibility: driving drunk, skateboarding in the street, experimenting with drugs, even contact sports are all examples of triggers for that particular lecture. But who can prepare themselves for the dagger that pierces teenage invincibility without warning? Who wants to acknowledge...

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Vinyl
Vinyl

When you lose something, the desire to recover it can seem more important than anything else. If you've lost a gold coin, it may give you little consolation that the remaining coins are safe and sound. You want to find the one that is lost! Sometimes people talk about "seeking God." But is it possible that God has been actively seeking you for a...

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Katrina: Faith Lost & Found
Katrina: Faith Lost & Found

It’s been five years now since the wind and rain of Hurricane Katrina bore down on the gulf coast. Five years since the levees broken and the world came off it’s hinges for the residents of New Orleans and the gulf coast.  It is impossible to imagine all that was lost in those days, and here five years later, much of it is still waiting to...

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How to Talk to the Broken Hearted
How to Talk to the Broken Hearted

Not sure why you are going through this personal tragedy? Searching for why God is doing this? Take our Life Lesson called "Built By Brokenness" and find some answers that you have been searching for. After losing our twins girls at 20 weeks gestation, my world completely fell apart. As I gingerly attempted to reintegrate my new, raw reality...

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An Unreasonable Joy
An Unreasonable Joy

I have always loved babies. Even as a young girl, you would see me carrying my little cousins around on my hip. So I just assumed that when I got married and decided to have children, it wouldn't be a problem. When my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at thirteen weeks I was heartbroken. Since I got pregnant right away the first time, I...

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Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow

I remember waking up and not wanting to get out of bed. I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t want to live. My mother died after she gave birth to my sister. I was seven. My dad couldn’t fill the void she had left. I was so tired of being sad all the time. As a teenager I was extremely depressed. At fourteen I began to experiment with drinking....

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Faith Awakened
Faith Awakened

This is the story of a changed life, as told to Power to Change Ministries As a child, I attended a beautiful church that had many ceremonies and rituals. I enjoyed this, but I confused feeling good about church with being close to God! I developed faith in my denomination - but not in God. There was no personal relationship between us. As an...

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Beyond Rules
Beyond Rules

This is the story of a changed life, as told to Power to Change Ministries Early on in life, I learned about God. These growing-up years were filled with songs about God I still remember. At five, I sang with my grandfather in New Brunswick. At eight, I joined a choir for Easter in a small church in Scotland. As a pre-teen, I taught young children...

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