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Heartbreak Doesn’t Last Forever

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) Every day, for 605 days, I prayed for God to send me a Christian friend. I felt alone and isolated at school due in part to the efforts of a group of mean girls. Their constant harassment and belittlement had made my life so miserable it was hard ...

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“Shh…I’ve Got A Secret!”

“Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.” (Psalm 44:21 NASB) Before I could get settled at my desk, Jessica was pulling on my arm and demanding my full attention with the shout of her whisper. “Shh…you’re never gonna believe what I just overheard Wanda telling Joanna, but you’ve got to promise to keep ...

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A Light on a Hill

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14, 16 NKJV) Stormie is a beautiful young lady with a smile that lights up a room. She’s friends with everyone ...

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A Lullaby Just for Me

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8 NKJV) Several years ago, during the Christmas season, I wasn’t looking for a gift you could wrap—I was looking for a priceless treasure—a peaceful night’s sleep. A good night’s rest had evaded me ever since I’d been electrocuted when lightning ...

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Wardrobe Offender…Not!

After dreaming about it for months, I looked forward to the day when I could make all the decisions about what I was going to wear. And I’d already put several outfits together in anticipation of my independence day. Then, in one devastating moment, my dad walked into my bedroom and said, “I want to talk to you about the ...

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