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Vacation Bible School Provides Play, Praise and Passion

Every summer since I was five years old, I would anxiously await the beginning of the week where I got to don a brightly colored shirt every morning and join the sea of children my age wearing the same shirt. The drive to church was specifically allotted for memorizing the energetic motions and lyrics of […]

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Pastor Owens Urges Men to Step Off the Sidelines

What is the most important factor in changing a man spiritually, from immaturity to maturity? Discipleship. This was the conclusion reached by the founders of Promise Keepers, Bill McCartney, then football coach for the University of Colorado, and Dave Wardell, Ph.D., who birthed the movement more than 25 years ago. It sparked a revival among […]

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EPIC Approach Places Powerful Tolls in the Hands of Parents

  Kids in the foster care system are survivors. Due to no fault of their own, they have faced abuse, neglect or abandonment, often having to learn how to cope on their own at a young age in whatever way they can. In some cases, these children experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, which […]

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Taking Women’s Health Off the Back Burner

  May 14-20 celebrates National Women’s Health Week, a health initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This campaign correlates with Mother’s Day to remind us that women often put their own health on the back burner while multi-tasking and caring for those around them. Indeed, today’s woman is often working, […]

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A Mother’s Day to Remember

It was Mother’s Day 2013 when I stood before an altar in an empty church and accepted Christ into my life. I realized back then in that moment that Jesus picked that day for a specific reason. My doubt, my pain, my reason for living was all tied up in my role as a mother; […]

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I Am Woman; Where’s My Roar?

The message today to women is you can both have and do it all. So why aren’t more women roaring rather than dealing with depression and anxiety? It is hard to roar when you are depressed or anxious. I can hear some man saying, “Oh. my wife roars plenty around our house.” There is a […]

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Should Shoppers Boycott Companies That Don’t Uphold Their Values?

Many Christians have been looking more closely at the places they shop, concerned about the values the corporations’ owners endorse. Other Christians either choose to focus on issues more important to them or on the individual workers who could be harmed by a boycott. Complicating the matter for many is the difference between the approaches […]

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Giving Up Childish Ways

“You’re acting like a child.” That statement will usually make any adult continue acting like a child. What is being referred to in such an allegation? It means we are acting out our emotions rather than verbalizing them. In so doing we are harming others or even ourselves. This is a major distinction between the […]

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Getting to Know Those with Autism Brings a Fresh Perspective

  Do you know what autism is? Calvary Christian Academy Bible teacher Johnny Crank came face to face with autism 8 years ago when his son, Max, was diagnosed with autism.  After adopting triplets, Crank and his wife Jamie knew their task would be challenging, for they were already parents of triplets (Max included). From […]

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