Replacing Judgment with Love

by Amy Hanley He stood apart from the rest of the kids at the table. The task was to determine a group name, create a flag and a chant to represent their team throughout the week. It was the first night ...

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“If You Believe in Joy, Tell Your Face!”

by Sherry Van Zante Rene reminded us that Jesus is here to throw a party. God is not a kill-joy; rather he likens his kingdom to a wedding banquet, a feast ...

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Judgment Triggers

by Columba Lisa Smith Have you ever been judged? Ever judged a friend? I’ve been on both sides of that equation. I’m a target for judgment. Several “judgment triggers” hang on me ...

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Can We Talk?

by Barbara Taylor I remember how awkward I felt. A “revival meeting” was held at our conservative church and the evangelist in charge of “reviving” us just ordered us, who were ...

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AWESTRUCK – By an AWESOME GOD

A study of the Biblical concept of what it means to "Fear God"   Are you looking for a study that you can do on your own or with a friend this ...

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A Cup of Love

by Karen O'Connor I spent part of Labor Day morning sitting in the waiting room of Urgent Care. I suspected a urinary tract infection and sure enough I tested positive. So ...

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Learning from Dappled Light

by Sherry Van Zante God, why do you allow this suffering? I sit alone on a board nailed between two redwood trees. The forest swaddles me like a blanket, but I grip ...

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