The Glorious Light

By Janel Breitenstein | April 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein You know, I love The Look. It kindles as a gleam in the eyes, I think; a spreading smile on those chocolate-colored faces. Poised or guarded features and body language acquire a sudden, easy fluidity. And I think: I have made it past their heart’s gate. See, I’ve watched this phenomenon time […]

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Where to Find Security When Fears Surround Us

By Barbara Rainey | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

March went out like a lion; savagely shredding bodies and lives with the Brussel’s airport blasts, then the Easter Sunday explosions in a park in Pakistan, an intentional targeting of Christians celebrating the resurrection. Hundreds died. Hundreds more were seriously injured. All of us shaken by these senseless, irrational choices to kill children, their parents, […]

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The Truth from a 30-something Whose Parents Finally Split

By Barbara Rainey | April 11, 2016 | 6 Comments

I am thankful for the promises of the Lord found in Isaiah 43 when he says: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am […]

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Who is Christ to You?

By Janel Breitenstein | April 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein I framed the prayer on my college dorm room wall, its words rolling around in my brain like stones, polishing my thoughts: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie […]

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“We Cannot Lord Thy Purpose See…”

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

What phone call did you get yesterday? Another shooting. Another bombing. Another sickness. Another death. We cannot escape the storms of this world. But we can rejoice and praise God in the midst of wherever we find ourselves today. During this month, we’d like to share stories of people in the middle of difficulty, in […]

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