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The Only Way to Deal with Your Pain and Mistakes

By Johnny Baker I’m going to be honest, this is the hard part. Lots of people say recovery is hard, and usually this is the part they are referring to. Dealing with the past is hard. It isn’t a lot of fun, and if it’s your first time, it can feel pointless. But it is […]

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“Pain Is One of Those Things I Don’t Like Much”

By Lisa Gungor Editor’s Note: This post, taken from Lisa Gungor’s new book The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen, touches on the moments after she, her family, and her close friends discover that her newborn daughter Lucie (Lucette) has Down syndrome. Lisa wrote a song about Lucie titled “Light,” which is what Lucette means. Click […]

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God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

Points to Consider Regarding the Sovereignty of God vs. Human Free Will The Bible presents both as realities in tension with each other God is the great initiator who draws people to himself Salvation is by grace received by faith in Christ Faith is not a work or meritorious act God holds humans responsible for […]

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Dolly Parton’s Crisis of Faith and How the Bible Brought Her Through the Shadows

by Dudley Delffs It’s not surprising that in the midst of simultaneous professional, family, and personal turmoil, Dolly Parton experienced a crisis of faith. When things are going well, it’s relatively easy to thank God for your blessings. But when everything’s taken away and you feel disoriented by the depths of your losses, it’s hard […]

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The Man Behind the Story That Sparked the US Civil War

by Jared Brock Almost every American has heard of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the ground-breaking anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was the #1-selling book of the 19th century, aside from the Bible. It sparked a massive debate over slavery, and when Abraham Lincoln met the author, he supposedly quipped, “So you’re the little lady […]

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“Liberty or Death—One or the Other, I Mean to Have”

By Lauren Green McAfee & Jackie Green Editor’s Note: With the celebration of Juneteenth right around the corner, it behooves us to take a look at one of the heroes of the America Civil War—one who’s Christian faith compelled her to not only seek freedom for herself, but also to risk her life again and […]

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Small Steps Out of the Darkness

By Hannah Brencher Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4 I wish I could tell you there is this one sudden moment when God swoops in like a superhero and makes all the pain […]

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Dream Seed

By David L. Cook Editor’s Note: This post is taken from Golf’s Sacred Journey: The Sequel—7 More Days in Utopia, which follows David L. Cook’s bestselling book, Golf’s Sacred Journey. (That book was the inspiration for the movie Seven Days in Utopia, starring Robert Duvall.) It is a modern-day parable about golfer Luke Chisholm and […]

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How to Find the Strength to Move Forward After a Crisis

By Tom Holladay Finding the strength to start is the first step in putting it together again. That strength begins with our reaction to the problem we’re facing. Our greatest problem is not our problem; it is how we react to that problem. One of the keys to rebuilding is the way we look at […]

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Ding-Dong Ditch It, an Injured Bird, and the Voice of God

By Jennifer Fulwiler Editor’s Note: This post, taken from Jennifer’s new book One Beautiful Dream, highlights a snapshot of Jennifer’s busy life as a mother working from home and raising six children, and what happens when her day gets unexpectedly interrupted by a group of mischievous neighbor girls. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, […]

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