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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...

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  • Now That’s Love!

    By Deb DeArmond – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ,” Galatians 6:2 (NIV) “I can take care of your mom,” he said. It took me by surprise—not because...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Heavenly Accessories

    By Pam Wilson— A recent survey shows that, in her lifetime, the average woman will spend $25,000 on shoes! Jewelry, handbags, coats, scarves and hair items are also very popular. Men do not escape the accessory trap....

    • Posted 9 years ago
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    I Will Remember This

    By Michelle Williams – When I was a child, about ten-years-old, I was having breakfast with my sister, Cheri. I don’t know why, but while watching her eat, I decided to remember the moment. I told myself,...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Is God Disappointed in You?

    By Mona Shriver— Do you ever mourn that you’ve disappointed God? You made a wrong choice. Responded in a way that you know did not glorify Him. Didn’t read your Bible or pray enough. I have. More...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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    Training To Win!

    By Jayme Hull— As a child my family loved to sit in the family room night after night and watch the Summer Olympic games on the television. Do you recall the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal? One...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Profiles in (RE)Purpose-Junia

    By Cheri Cowell— Perhaps it is the story of the change of the name of Junia (female) to Junias (male) by Bible translators that made the headlines. From the 13th century until recently when biblical scholars righted...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Profiles in (RE)Purpose-Eunice

    By Cheri Cowell— We first hear of Eunice during Paul’s second missionary journey. We don’t learn about her directly, but indirectly through Paul and her famous son, Timothy. In Scripture we read that a young man named...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Profiles in (RE)Purpose-Phoebe

    By Cheri Cowell— Phoebe is only mentioned once in the Bible. It is believed that Phoebe was entrusted with the task of hand-delivering Paul’s Letter to the Romans. In Romans 16:1-2 Paul recommends that the leaders of the...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Mending My Soul

    I expected an interesting season as I walked through my 59th year, heading towards the next decade like a bullet train. The last thing I anticipated was to walk back through my past. Yes, my past. The...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Living In The Temple

    She was married for only seven years, and had lived as a widow for forty-four. Denied motherhood, she spent all her time in the Temple, probably holding the place of a deaconess. She lived apart from material...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Profiles In (re)Purpose- Miriam

    By Cheri Cowell — Miriam was the big sister of Moses, who led the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. When Pharaoh decreed the death of all baby boys in Egypt, Miriam’s mother put Moses in a...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Can You Smile at the Future?

    By Jayme Hull— Spring has arrived. Everyone is getting prepared for final exams, graduations, weddings and outdoor activities with family and friends. When you need to plan for the future do you get an anxious feeling deep...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • A Change of Direction

    Where were you when your new purpose hit you? “Hit”? Well, yes. At first that’s how I felt when I found mine. Let me explain. One day I woke up and realized I was selling software. If...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Step Into the River

    Surrounded by mountains, the view from the mezzanine level of the Broadmoor hotel is breathtaking. Distant dots in the sky become geese, circling as they come closer and closer and eventually land on the pond. The sight...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How are You Dressed?

    By Karen DeArmond Gardner − May I just say, I love clothes. And not just clothes, but everything that completes the entire look. Shoes, jewelry, and accessories! Clothes allow me to cover up and disguise what I...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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