Domestic violence

Personal Experience Leads to Life Paula Silva’s marriage didn’t turn out quite as she had expected. Raised in a Christian home and married at 21, her perception of marriage was “if you married a Christian man who shared your same beliefs, then everything was going to turn out alright”. A week after her marriage, Paula […]

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Self-worth in a world of shame and abuse

“I remembered that life: the suffocating feeling of being trapped, with no end in sight; wanting the money, needing it, but wishing there were some other legal way to get it. The constant pressure to smile, and pretend you want nothing more than to fulfill every wish and fantasy of a stranger, when all you […]

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1,000 Reasons to Smile

All eyes were on Haiti during the beginning of 2010 when a violent earthquake shook the nation and tested the resolve of the Haitian people. With over 400,000 people killed or injured and over 2 million left homeless, the country is still very much in the early stages of recovery. And yet, amid the turmoil […]

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Voters rebuke Obama on health care

On one of the hottest days in Missouri, voters showed up in droves Tuesday, showing more interest in casting their ballot for or against Proposition C, than to vote for primary election candidates. The end result: Missourians resoundingly supported Proposition C – which rejects President Obama’s new health care law’s “individual mandate,” requiring all Americans […]

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Marriage on trial: Reactions to the Prop 8 decision

On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down California’s marriage amendment. The case will be appealed, and it is expected to go to the Supreme Court.Of all the reactions, the White House response appears to be drawing fire from both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage. “The president has spoken out in […]

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The Gospel: It’s not just for the lost!

I will never forget the day God opened my eyes to the understanding that the Gospel is not just for the lost; it is for the found too! When those scales fell from my eyes, what I saw overwhelmed me. For years, including many of my years in seminary, I thought the Gospel was simply […]

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His Caring Place: 25 Years of Saving Lives

In 1977, Julie West Sorrelle found herself in a frightening predicament that is faced by many young women in today’s society. At the age of eighteen, she was dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and decided an abortion might be her best option. Days before the event was to take place, and with the support and […]

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What do my kids hear?

Children who grow up in a house of screaming parents often grow up to be screaming parents themselves. The volume and words a parent uses around their children and to their children has an impact on them. But what about the more subtle things we say? What about the things we say on our mobile […]

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Get off to a great start

My favorite toy as a child was my race car set.  It had a race track with a groove down the middle of each lane.  Once you learned how to keep your car in that groove, those little cars would fly around that track.  The secret to winning was to get the car properly in […]

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