• Daily Devotion
    July 5, 2016-The Picture of Repentance

    By Mary Southerland− Today’s Truth He (God) is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7, NLT). Friend to Friend It had been...

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  • May 30, 2016-When Family Gets Messy

    By Sharon Jaynes− Today’s Truth “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. You meant evil against me, but God meant it...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    He is the God of Constant Opposites

    By Kim Chaffin – Today has not been my day. I am overwhelmed with pain and confusion as to what to do. Honestly, I am flat out tired. I feel like I am being buried in a...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Don’t Hold Back

    By Kim Chaffin – Growing up we spent a lot of time at our family cabin in Priest Lake, Idaho. My great grandfather had a vision of a place where generations in the future could come and...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • 4 Reasons to Forgive, Let Go, and Live
    4 Reasons to Forgive, Let Go, and Live

    By Deborah Pegues – I’ve had to forgive many offenses in my lifetime—from a Ponzi financial rip-off, to a molestation, to a botched foot surgery. However, my pain pales in comparison to that of the families of...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    The Woman Who Helped Change the World

    By Carole Towriss – Lydia pressed her stylus into the wax tablet, marking the number of fresh rolls of purple cloth next to that of the bundles of uncolored fabric. She glanced at the vats of dye,...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Rocks of Remembrance: Building altars to our anger keeps us stuck

    By Rita Schulte – Mary had been married six years and had two children when she and her husband first came to see me for counseling. Her husband seemed like a nice enough fellow, but he was...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Take Out The Trash

    By Kim Chaffin– Once a week my husband rolls the garbage can to the end of the driveway to be picked up by the garbage truck. Some weeks we have so much garbage that my husband can...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    How Do You Handle Offense?

    By Carol L. Doyel – We have all been hurt by someone, maybe unintentionally or maybe by an intentional jab, or by how someone has treated us. It might have been the way they asked a question...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Daddy’s Little Girl

    By Lynn Hayes – My father was the greatest dad in the world. He was quiet, and many of my friends found that straight, strong, quiet façade frightening. They thought perhaps Daddy was mean, and he was...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    There is a Healing Stream

    By Peggy Still – Someone has hurt you and you didn’t deserve it. When we invest ourselves in personal relationships we become vulnerable to potential hurt. How does the hurt heal? Forgiving the one who has hurt...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    Memories of My Mom

    By Carol Doyel – My mom was a soft spoken woman. Not one to share much about how she was feeling or her thoughts or dreams with others.  I never remember her talking poorly about anyone.  She...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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