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How is Forgiveness Possible?

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on November 30, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Forgiveness, Freedom

Freedom is the endeavor of life. We fight for it from birth to death. Babies yell to be free from the high chair at dinner. Kids skive to be free from school. Adults lie and manipulate to be free from responsibilities and poor-choice consequences. The ultimate civil punishment is to take someone’s freedom of movement […]

What are the ways we hear from God? What Are the Ways We Hear From God?

Posted by Carrie Postma on November 17, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:37) When I was reading this verse in different translations, it struck me that some versions of the Bible use “hear” and some use “listen.” Those words hold very different meanings to me. Hearing is an act of taking in sounds […]

The Power of Joy The Power of Joy

Posted by Kari Patterson on October 19, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness

We have been discussing the power of choosing joy above our daily circumstances. Here our friend Kari Patterson stresses the reality that “we can live outside ourselves.” She walks us through the fundamentals of living an outward-focused lifestyle. By learning the value of our personal identities, and recognizing the mighty impact that can have on […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit The Power of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Kerri Weiland on October 13, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Happiness, Prayer

Several years ago I was desperate for more of God. I found that I was crying out to the Father DAY and NIGHT! I was pursuing a more victorious and intimate life in Him. My heart was burning for MORE of Him at any cost. Thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through […]

The Power of His Protection The Power of His Protection

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on September 29, 2017 in Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

I’m South African. And some years ago, my husband’s family became another crime statistic when they were violently attacked in their home. The event changed us irrevocably. I wept over my in-laws’ accounts of a night of horror, and walking with them through the trauma of what they’d encountered in the hour and a half […]