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Another Love Dare

I’d like you to understand when I say, “God is our God.” Of course he is. Even Satan knows that. But just knowing this truth isn’t all that being a Christian is about. Mark 8:34 says: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (NIV) Let’s say there’s a guy that ...

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Truth That Sets You Free

“You are a liar.” Although I would normally never encourage anyone to speak these words, there is an exception to that rule when it comes to one thing: an eating disorder. In fact, if you have an eating disorder, I encourage you to look it in the face and tell it, “You are a liar.” Through an eating disorder, Satan ...

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A New Vision

They may not actually have mouths that speak, but we can still hear their voice. They may not say audible words, but they shout a message loud and clear. Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by advertisements, televisions, billboards, songs, and magazines that announce their message saying, “You have to look a certain way, dress a certain way, act a ...

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The Faith of a Child

“Let the little children come to me…for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14 NIV) We only knew each other for about five minutes, but we were already best friends. The only communication we had was my asking her what her name was and she responded with a twenty-five syllable name in Spanish that I could ...

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Celebrating Love: Valentine’s Day from the Perspective of a Single

Valentine’s Day, also known as Single’s Awareness Day, has a tendency to be either a love-it or hate-it kind of holiday. If you’re celebrating red roses, candy hearts, and teddy bears with your significant other, Valentine’s Day can be full of giddy happiness. But for those of us who may not have a boyfriend or girlfriend this Valentine’s Day, all ...

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Worth the Wait

“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.” Isaiah 66:9 (NCV) I held the newborn baby in my arms and marveled at her tiny fingers and toes. Soft skin and a delicate body took my breath away. As I stared into her peaceful face, I realized how precious a newborn baby is. The birth of such ...

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Stepping Stones

The Israelites stood at the bank of the Jordan River, finally being able to see God’s fulfillment of His promise. For years, He had promised to lead them to the Promised Land, and now they were finally standing at the banks, ready to cross over to claim their land. What a climactic moment as God’s people stepped through the waters ...

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