What Would Your Last Words Be?

If you knew you were going to die and you could speak to a group of people, what would you say? This is the story of Rachel Barkey, age 37.

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Who is Jesus?

Around the world, people today are laying down their lives to talk about Jesus. Who is He?

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Who is God?

We have our own thoughts about God. But it’s hard to think about having a daily relationship with the Almighty God. He wants that to change.

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Feeling Fruity: It's a Good Thing!

Everyone’s life produces something. How do we get out of the weeds and live a joyful life even in the midst of trials? We grow good fruit.

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Take Your Stand

No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame and regret haunt us. But God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand!

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3 Remedies for Spiritual Dehydration

Ever feel wilted, like you’re thirsting for more in life? We get weary and need renewal. But we can’t quench our soul-deep thirsts by ourselves.

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God Loves You Because…

The first step to believing God loves you is to understand why He loves you. That’s where transformed lives begin.

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Just Stop!

How can we be jolly in the midst of a swirl of to do’s, sadness for those missing from our Christmas, and doubts about the coming year?

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What is Saving Faith?

We want to believe there’s a purpose in life and we hope there’s a heaven. But we’re skeptical about religion. How can we know what’s true?

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What Would Your Last Words Be?

If you knew you were going to die and you were given the opportunity to speak to a large group of people, what would your last words be? This is the story of Rachel Barkey, age 37.

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Who is Jesus?

We don’t think about ancients like Caesar or Alexander the Great. Yet people today are laying down their lives to talk about Jesus. Who is He?

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Who is God to You?

Everyone has their own thoughts about God. But many of us don’t think about having a personal, daily relationship with the Almighty. God wants that to change.

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Feeling Fruity: It’s a Good Thing

Everyone’s life produces something. How do we get good fruit to grow? How do we get out of the weeds and live a full and joyful life even in the midst of trials?

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Take Your Stand

No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame, regret and guilt from the past haunt us. God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand.

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3 Remedies for Spiritual Dehydration

Ever feel wilted, like you’re thirsting for something more in life? We get weary and need renewal. But we can’t quench our soul-deep thirsts by ourselves.

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No Bibles in New York City

The hotel was beautiful. But on the first morning I made a grim discovery: there were no Bibles in the room. Gideon had not been allowed in.

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God Loves You Because…

Our lives will transform if we embrace God’s love and grow our relationship with Him. The first step to believing God’s love is to understand why He loves us.

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Just Stop!

Have you ever been around someone who’s so caught in a tizzy that you finally yell, “Just stop!” Maybe you’re the one who gets caught up in the turmoil of life.

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Broken Light Bulbs

As time passes and broken bulbs go unreplaced, you get used to the new normal. Your eyes adjust. It’s not so bad. Broken light bulbs are like sin in our life.

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Girl Behind the Mask

We’re afraid to let people know the real us. So we lock our secrets away and put on a mask. We put on a happy face. We pretend that we have it all together.

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Do We Limit God?

Do we limit God? Yes. But we can change that. By opening up. By letting go of what we try to hold onto. By remembering His unending power that never changes.

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Here I Am, But Send Someone Else!

Have you ever been “volunteered” for something you really didn’t want to do? If you’re like me, you’re still wondering, “How did it happen?” When they were looking for someone to step up we did the right thing; we kept

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A Matter of Life or Death

Have you ever had to make a decision with huge consequences? It’s not easy figuring out the right choice because there are so many factors to consider. Risks. Pros and cons. The effects on us and others. Long-term repercussions we

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Memories of the Holy Land

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live back in the day of Moses or Jesus? Besides thinking it would be hard to not shower or to wear cute shoes in the sand, imagine if we

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Honesty is a Kiss

How do you greet your closest friends? In many cultures, people greet friends with a kiss on one or both cheeks. In our culture, most of us greet casual friends with a wave or handshake or maybe even a hug.

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The Pendulum of Life

Have you ever watched the pendulum of a large clock, like a grandfather clock? It goes back and forth in a slow, methodic rhythm. Never stopping. Never detouring. Just left and right and left again, over and over as it

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The Power of Belief

What is something you believe is true without a shadow of a doubt? How do you know? Usually we know something is true based on personal experience. I’m helping a friend of mine train for her first half-marathon. Each week

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3 Steps to Wielding the Sword of Truth

Our culture is fixated on weapons. Sleek handguns or Rambo-esque semi-automatic rifles are in almost every TV show, video game and movie. Kids grow up knowing how to expertly wield a lightsaber just like the Jedi knights in Star Wars.

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Burning Down The House – Temptation

Have you ever seen a house or apartment building on fire? It’s a scary scene. Flames and black smoke spewing from the roof and windows. People jumping as they try to escape. Rescuers frantically searching for anyone caught inside. As

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In Her Own Words… Anonymous

I prefer to remain anonymous. This is my story… Do you remember the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime”? David Byrne sings, “You may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’” That’s what I woke up asking myself so

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In Her Own Words… Madelyn

My name is Madelyn and this is my story… I grew up in the country with fields and farm lands surrounding our little neighborhood. The only commerce in our community was a gas station, a grain elevator and a small

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Postcards from the Edge

What’s the coolest postcard you’ve ever received? My friends and family have traveled to some fabulous places so I’ve been the recipient of awesome cards. But my mom takes the cake. A few months ago she and my stepfather were

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Lost for Words to Say and Pray

Have you ever played Wheel of Fortune, Pictionary or one of those other games where you’re trying to guess a word that’s being described? Yes, there are hints and clues. But sometimes what seems so obvious to one person just

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Believing In God In A World Gone Mad–#1

I talked to a friend of mine recently who’s an atheist. He doesn’t believe that God exists. Every couple of months we have a discussion about the new “theories” of science or what atheist leaders are saying about creation and

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Your Deepest Secret–Don’t Tell Anyone

Can you keep a secret? We know secrets. We hide our own. We promise to carry someone else’s. We listen to the whispers of gossip as bonds of trust are broken. We clamor to hear the exposed secrets of celebrities

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