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May 26, 2019 04:00am

Deliverer From the Enemy

John Paton (1824—1907), missionary to the New Hebrides Islands in the South Pacific, was on one occasion surrounded by a […]

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May 24, 2019 13:00pm

I Never Dreamed

“I never dreamed” when I was a teen that my lifelong best friend would be murdered while sleeping in bed.  […]

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May 22, 2019 10:00am

The Evil in This World

The most formidable problem against Christianity isn’t whether or not God exists, but rather, if he does exist, why he […]

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May 20, 2019 08:30am

Saved to Serve

In people’s lives, there must come a time when they decide for themselves what they really believe. Because I grew […]

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May 18, 2019 05:00am

Letter to the Class of 2019

Dear high school graduate, I see your smiling face, your parents’ arms thrown around you, hugging you tightly, and I […]

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May 16, 2019 11:00am

Graduations & Yanking the Rug

Eighteen years…Eighteen years and two months to be exact. That should have been plenty of time to prepare for what […]

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May 12, 2019 19:30pm

The Sting of Loneliness

I remember a time when a very long relationship ended, and the feeling was like a shotgun to my chest. […]

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May 10, 2019 05:30am

Hi, I’m Lori. I’m infertile. I’m a mom.

“Mrs. Cline” the lady behind the receptionist desk called out.  I walked up and answered, “Yes.”  “Are you here for […]

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May 08, 2019 10:30am

Mother’s Day Misery: The Road to Motherhood

Mother’s Day Sundays would bring such heartache for many years. Oh sure, I still had my mom with me (300 […]

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May 04, 2019 07:30am

Depression: the Battle & the Defeat

Did Jesus battle depression? Seems like a strange question at first, but consider Isaiah’s prophesy of the coming Messiah: “He […]

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May 01, 2019 09:00am

Two Lies & Two Truths About Joy & Peace

Do you want more joy and peace in your life? Who doesn’t, right? I’ve never heard anyone say, “You know, […]

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Apr 29, 2019 07:00am

What Happens When You Pray?

Do you ever wonder what happens when you pray? Sometimes we need a reminder. You may value prayer and you […]

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Apr 27, 2019 15:58pm

Prayer Doesn’t Fix Everything, But It Changes Everything

I’ve been a praying person for much of my life. Has it worked? Has it fixed me entirely? Apparently not, because I […]

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Apr 25, 2019 17:36pm

Responsibility Made Me Do It

It was around 1:00 in the morning when I was jarred awake by my wife slapping me in the chest […]

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Apr 23, 2019 08:00am

Bow Before the King

I’ve always loved watching and reading anything about medieval times. Kings and their royal families, strong and fearless knights storming […]

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Apr 20, 2019 07:00am

Resurrection: The Burden of Proof

The conception and rise of Christianity in the first century was due to the resurrection of Jesus, and so profoundly […]

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Apr 19, 2019 07:00am

Crucifixion: His Agony, the World’s Redemption

“Jesus died on a cross.”  We should not be able to utter that without an utterly overwhelming shudder of awe, […]

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Apr 18, 2019 09:00am

Addiction Part Three: Restoring Broken Relationships

There’s something beautiful about a restored relationship between a child and their father. At one time, I was angry with […]

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Apr 15, 2019 09:00am

Part Two: The Relentless Grip of Addiction

“Life isn’t worth living without it.”  Those six words spoken by my dad brought my world racing into high-definition focus […]

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Apr 10, 2019 18:10pm

Addiction Part One: Returning to Bad Choices

In his wilder days, my dad had a group that he partied with. They were good guys but they all […]

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Apr 03, 2019 19:27pm

Thoughts, Habits, and a Changed Life

My almost two-year-old son, Luke, is fascinated with trucks and trailers. If we’re out driving around and an 18-wheeler drives […]

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Mar 28, 2019 18:44pm

When Things Fall Apart

Sometimes, everything around you seems to be falling apart. The markets are down and retirement looks bleak… You can’t seem […]

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Mar 19, 2019 18:39pm

Say It Isn’t So…

Last week’s revelation that fifty people had been charged in scams to get their kids into colleges illegally did not […]

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Mar 06, 2019 08:00am

Where You’ll Find Joy

I get so frustrated when I lose my keys, my cell phone, or that important receipt. It’s discouraging. If it’s […]

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Feb 28, 2019 15:22pm

The Need for Purpose-Millennials Part Three

It was like an assembly line, but there were no machines doing any work. It was me. A spread of […]

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Feb 14, 2019 21:02pm

Celebrating the Greatest Love

Nafisa Morris is a young widow who writes Rekindling Joy, a blog that encourages others who have suffered similar losses. Her […]

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Jan 30, 2019 14:13pm

No Longer Alone: A Woman Remembers-Part Three

A simple Google search for the true meaning of happiness gives you 473,000,000 results. Could it really be that easy? […]

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Jan 17, 2019 04:52am

Alone Among Friends: A Teenage Girl Remembers-Part Two

Before the days of Instagram and Facebook and even cell phones, we had film. Actual film. You put the roll […]

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Jan 14, 2019 08:50am

Loneliness and Longing: A Little Girl Remembers-Part One

At just seven years old, I knew the hurt of loneliness. My mother worked long hours overnight to pay the […]

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Jan 08, 2019 01:20am

Forgiveness is a Heart Thing

I’m not sure when it happened, but by the time I had children of my own, I had forgiven my […]

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Dec 12, 2018 20:03pm

What Happens When the Holidays Hurt?

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it isn’t. Everything about the season highlights your loss, whether […]

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Jul 24, 2018 13:52pm

Lifeword Cloud: What’s it all about?

For those of us who are technologically challenged, Lifeword’s new initiative, the Cloud, is difficult to understand and even harder […]

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Jul 24, 2018 13:44pm

Lifeword Cloud Language #2: Swahili

Only five languages have been chosen by Lifeword as “starter languages” included in the beta-testing stage before the public rollout […]

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Jul 02, 2018 09:27am

I See Dead People
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Jun 28, 2018 05:20am

The Agony of Defeat
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Jun 26, 2018 15:29pm

Lifeword Cloud Q & A by Holly Meriweather

For those of us who are technologically challenged, Lifeword’s new initiative, the Cloud, is difficult to understand and even harder […]

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Jun 26, 2018 14:20pm

Lifeword Language #1: Garifuna

The People African slaves endured a perilous journey, one that often ended in death often caused by disease. The late […]

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Jun 26, 2018 13:59pm

Lifeword and Missions in Honduras: Shoeboxes and Smiles

Delayed by several months due to political unrest and customs issues, the Making Everlasting Smiles shoeboxes were finally handed out […]

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Jun 26, 2018 10:19am

What’s That Smell
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Jun 25, 2018 12:13pm

How To Pray Like Jesus
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Jun 22, 2018 09:25am

Jesus Said To Hallow His Name! Huh?



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Jun 21, 2018 16:48pm

He’s In Your Story
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