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Book Review: Control Girl

Shortly after I was married, a friend recommended this book which proved to be very enjoyable and convicting! Shannon Popkin writes in an easy to read style which is very …

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When You Cannot See the Mountain

Our little city of Mae Sai has so many beautiful features it’s almost hard to accurately depict. You don’t need to drive very long outside the quaint city before you …

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I Would Never-A gentle promise for those crippled by shame-

When I was about 14, I heard a chapel message for teens, which challenged us to write down our personal standards of purity & holiness as a way to solidify …

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Redeeming the Time

It’s been two months since we were “supposed” to return to what was to be the start of our third term on the field. Instead of transitioning back to the …

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Kind Walls

I’ve been reading in Leviticus lately, my mind nearly numb with the requirements for sacrifices and offerings. Every sentence, every command like a wall, preventing what I would term as …

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A Life in Order

Our gracious and loving God specializes in calling order out of chaos. We are introduced to Him in the midst of a chaotic void, and we witness Him use the …

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Keepers at Home

“To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”Titus 2:5 What does it mean to be “Keepers at …

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The Line of Submission

Have you ever caught a fish? When you get one on the line, the fishing rod bends and the line straightens with tension. The fish immediately regrets its choice of …

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Your Body. Your Choice?

I have heard people talk about all their lifestyle changes they are willing to make ”for others.“ I will withhold my opinions on that, but encourage you to take your …

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Why do I weigh so much?!?

The scale- that dreaded instrument of judgment when all our secret deeds are made known…. Sometimes those numbers!!!!!! Several years ago, my weight was much higher than I would prefer, …

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Fear…Are You Scared?

Every day, people are paralyzed by fear. Afraid of the seen and unseen… afraid to live and afraid to die…I have wrestled with fear, as well. It’s a natural human …

Bridal Shower Devotional

This was the devotional given for Jessica’s bridal shower by Elizabeth Roy I have wondered much lately about the world around us that we don’t see: the forces that surround …

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Fruitful or Fearful?

Written by Crystal Shearer The night that I was Born Again, I was in MN, near a lake, meditating on the new perspective that God had given me that instant …

2020 Clear Vision

To be told you have 20/20 vision refers to the clarity or sharpness of your vision. “Clarity” – the origin of the word comes from the Latin “clarus” or clear. …

Dear Lord, May We Always Get Caught

She was from the bad part of London, wherever that is, and in the story, she was seeking a new life, away from her family and the dark spiral of …

Roots

We are thankful the rains have started early this year in Southern Africa. After years of drought, consistent heavy rains are a reason to rejoice! I am thankful that the …

The Christmas Season

‘Tis the season for Christmas plays, concerts, cantatas, and “Journey through Bethlehem” programs. Most people attend these events without too much thought about what’s going on behind the scenes, right? …

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Hope in Hopelessness

“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus …

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Asking Amiss

I crossed the border of Myanmar on a Friday at one o’clock. It was a border run for the last seven days I would be in Thailand. If I crossed …

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Cheating?

I over ate. It’s a cheat day. I’m off my diet. Right now- know this- ALL of those phrases are wrong! FOOD is NOT morality. It is not good or …