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New Bible for a New Chapter

My poor Bible has seen better days. It’s been read, highlighted, written in, taped, and re-taped. The cover is missing. Pages are ripped. Whole sections have fallen out of it. But I can’t make myself throw it away! I’m not generally a sentimental person. I don’t attach memories to things. In fact, I happen to…

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Building a Legacy of Faith

“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 4:15, New King James Version Fathers are vitally important in building a legacy of faith. Without their consistent, purposeful leadership, we fall into the trap…

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Changing Hearts at Home and Abroad

“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15, brackets mine Every year, Charis Bible College – Colorado sends hundreds of second-year students around the world to preach the Gospel. And every year they return with testimonies of healings, salvations, and miracles. Perhaps…

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The Power of Motherhood

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always hated that question—for many reasons. But mostly because every time it was asked of me, no one wanted to hear my answer: “I want to be a mom.” “No. What do you really want to be?” As a young person, I couldn’t understand…

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Pay Attention!

My husband and I are in the middle of a big decision right now—a decision that could literally change our lives. Although things would change for the better, this decision also has some serious risks attached to it. We don’t know what to do. We need to hear God’s voice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like…

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Now It’s Your Turn!

Like most families, ours is scattered across multiple states. But every year we set aside a week in the summer for our kids to bond at “Cousins’ Camp.” They spend hours playing outside together and inventing new games. But this past summer, work obligations kept my husband and me at home. Our kids didn’t seem…

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Me, Proud? No Way!

God’s been dealing with me about true humility—and I didn’t even recognize it. It all started while listening to Andrew’s new teaching, Humility: God’s Path to More Grace. Nothing about this teaching struck me. I felt like everything he said, though true, was something I already knew. Then, one day, I was struggling with writer’s…

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An Excellent Spirit

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego has always been one of my favorites. As a child, I loved the story’s sense of adventure. As a teen, I was moved by the three Hebrew children’s determination and conviction. But as an adult, it’s the hidden part of their story that speaks to me. In Andrew’s…

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Time to Dream Again

“I have a dream…” Those powerful words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never cease to stir me. I hear his iconic voice reverberating with passion and remember his dedication to that dream in the face of terrible injustice. And yet I wonder if I really understand the meaning of those words. Am I living…

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Grace-Filled Relationships

I opened the lid of the bread machine and was shocked to find cooked bread dough filling the entire cavity! Every inch of space was covered; it was in the bucket, along the lid, and all down the sides, nearly to the heating coils beneath. It was a mess. It was one of those days…

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