The Power of a Name

By Janel Breitenstein | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein It was my freshman year of college. I stood nestled in our college choir with the second-altos, clad in a uniform dress that somehow carried the ability to transform my appearance into that of a black olive. The first few notes of the piano introduction were lilting over the auditorium, in our […]

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The Day I Turned into Mama Bear

By Barbara Rainey | June 22, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Barbara Rainey How do I trust God when my husband is dealing with hard issues at work and it makes him distracted and distant at home? How do I trust God when it feels my life is falling apart? It seems everything is going wrong at once right now. How do I trust God […]

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For the Love … of True Liberty

By Janel Breitenstein | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Janel Breitenstein Freedom is a riveting idea no matter what continent you live on, whether you’re living beneath a baseball cap or a burqa. Freedom is a universal value. Still, definitions of “liberty,” I’m finding, can be as varied as Sno-Cone flavors at a summer stand. Most of us would agree  freedom only works when […]

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We Are Praying …

By Barbara Rainey | June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

  I’m studying Job this summer with my bible study group and I’m amazed at how quickly his friends moved in to explain away Job’s troubles. Yes they waited seven days before speaking, but then came a volley of arrogant platitudes trying to help him see it was all his fault. Job’s friends were Christians […]

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Do You Struggle to Trust God?

By Susan Yates | June 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

I suspect that at this very moment each of us has at least one big concern on our heart that we are praying about or trying to fix, while at the same time trying to trust God with our issue. It might be a concern over a child, a health crisis, a difficult marital situation, […]

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