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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Does Grace Disrupt Your Misplaced Affections?

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

This summer much of the world will be watching the Olympics, cheering their favorite team or athlete from their home country. Worldwide spectators love the competition, the personal stories, the medal ceremonies. Most of all, though, we love the thrill of victory. Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the World Series, the World Cup, or just […]

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Do You Imagine You’ll Grow Out of Your Need for Grace, Like Me?

By Barbara Rainey | June 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein I think you could call me a grace junkie. I am finally willing to admit that I am addicted to grace. When I first came to Christ, I thought that I would grow out of grace a bit. I knew I needed a flood of it to get in the door, and I’d […]

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