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Starting Over

Douglas Rose

Sometimes, the hardest words to say are “I was wrong.” Yet, they are life-giving words. Once we confess and ask God’s forgiveness, we can forgive ourselves and start over.


PRAY: God…

02/18/20 at 05:40 PM

FORGIVE ME

Kay Williams

Dear Sister,

I have been wanting to apologize to you for years—now that I can see life from a different perspective. This world and the next are so much bigger…

02/18/20 at 11:52 AM

BREAKING THROUGH

Dale Fredrickson

Through winter nights,
I brave barren heart:
slowing down, finding myself in shadows,
shedding all parts within me past spent,
sitting in silence mounded by…

02/17/20 at 11:38 AM

TRANSITIONING WELL

Aly Hathcock

Change is inevitable. Yet many of us struggle to transition well. In the past few years, I’ve gone through three…

02/17/20 at 07:57 AM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

This week, offer prayers for the people of  France, Germany, and Monaco.

02/16/20 at 03:59 PM

HONEST WITH GOD

Tina Clark

When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

Psalm 86:7 (NIV)

Late one night, I was ready to give up. I knew that I needed to call out to God, but I was too ashamed. I am a Christian…

02/16/20 at 01:22 PM

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A Never-Ending Conversation

Kami L. Rice

I want to live a life permeated by prayer. Little by little my hope is coming true. Prayer has come to feel like a conversation with God. It…

02/16/20 at 08:00 AM

HOPE OF RECONCILIATION

Hannah Beaven, 19

When my beloved youth pastor revealed that she was homosexual, my church was deeply divided. Blame, judgment, and fear lingered as people found comfort in opinions similar to their…

02/15/20 at 01:26 PM

THAT’S JUST AWKWARD!

Leah Bryan

God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me.

Psalm 119:33 (The Message)

We all encounter awkward topics that nobody wants to discuss. A word with double meanings triggers red faces and long silences. A simple question from a curious child (“Where…

02/15/20 at 09:06 AM

Jesus Knows

Nakia Gater

Jesus tackled many tough topics. On several occasions, the scribes and Pharisees tried to trick Jesus into…

02/14/20 at 11:56 AM

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