Learning Disorders and Other Thankful Things

By Janel Breitenstein | May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Janel Breitenstein They found out as soon as he hit kindergarten. I remember watching furtively at his pediatrician’s appointment as the doctor asked him to draw an X and an O on the crackling tissue paper—and my five-year-old couldn’t do it. I felt embarrassed, inadequate. It would be only weeks until we obtained the […]

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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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Made for Another World

By Barbara Rainey | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

He spiraled further into anger at a God he didn’t even think existed. Shhh!  Still your giggling just long enough to hear the crisp crunch of winter wonderland.  Sink your feet deeper into the frozen delight that blankets the icy ground. Get a handful of the fresh powder and sit in the still silence for […]

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White As Snow

By Barbara Rainey | January 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

Large-scale revival is a concept usually found in Christian history books, but in the mid nineties I was part of a meeting of several thousand where the Holy Spirit showed up in a significant and memorable way. It was in those days of meetings that I first heard this simple hymn “White as Snow.” A […]

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Apple of His Eye

By Barbara Rainey | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“He who touches you touches the apple of His eye.” Zechariah 2:8 If these words were spoken about you or to you how would you feel? Protected? Valuable? Cared for? These words came from the Majesty on high, delivered through his servant Zechariah to His discouraged, defeated, weary people. We who are “grafted into” the […]

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