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Slowing Down

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Childhood was such a blast. Of all the seasons and occasions that generated such fond memories, nothing really ever compared to Christmas. Both as a child and now as an adult, I just love this time of year. It’s interesting, however, how my perspective of the Christmas season has changed. When I was younger Christmas was filled with anticipation. We had an advent calendar in our home and we’d put a Velcro ornament on a felt Christmas tree to countdown the days. It felt like each...

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Posted by Jerimiah Smith

Roots

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We love our kids and we want them to know they are loved! Moreover, we want then to know they are loved by Christ. Paul captures it perfectly in Ephesians 3:17-18, when he writes, “I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love.” Oftentimes, the roots that connect us to God’s love grow deeply through Christ-based traditions and rituals. These...

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Posted by Caroline Poe

Poverty Didn't Keep Me From My Calling

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“Throughout nine long years of pursuing my education, I experienced a lot of uncertainty and darkness – blindness, debilitating back pain, poverty and abandonment from my family. I was even stoned once by Hindu fanatics and locked in a room to keep me from preaching the Gospel. But looking back, I now know that God’s promises are true! I survived and became a Bible teacher and pastor. God’s promises always gave me strength and kept me on track.” &ndash...

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Posted by Julia Robinson

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