Personal Growth

16
Oct

Your Body, the Temple of the Holy Spirit

by Leah Sherwin People in general, but especially women, are often negative about their bodies. We’re experts at finding flaws in our complexions or at pointing out the dimples in our thighs. We cringe when we step on the scale every week (or every day, if you’re extremely weight-conscious). Thoughts about our external appearances can quickly become obsessions when we

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7
Sep

God Moments

by Tonya Hedgeman     Have you ever had what I call a “God Moment”? You know, those moments when God does something simple, yet fascinating, AND YOU NOTICED? I was on my way to the doctor one day, lost in thought, and several trees started to drop their leaves in front of me. There were so many that it

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31
Aug

Face Time with God

by Tonya Hedgeman   Our family pet is a beautiful, tawny-eyed Rhodesian Ridgeback (mutt mix) named Harley. We adopted her from the animal shelter several years ago and I insist the dog smiles. Even though Harley has the sweetest disposition, sometimes she gets mad at us. She expresses her displeasure by hiding her face. She stands in the room, looks

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7
Aug

What Will You Risk to Be Free?

by Pat Layton (Guest Blogger) “… Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34b (NIV) I’d been awake long before the morning sun peered through the shutters of my bedroom window. Now it was time to get up and face the day … and the appointment I made to meet a new friend for lunch. I was

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31
Jul

Are You Ready to Leave?

by Tonya Hedgeman Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from

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8
Jul

Daring to Dream

By Ann White A friend and I were meeting for lunch one day when we happened to look over and see a small child with his hands and face pressed up against a glass window. This cute little boy was longing to jump in the sparkling pool of water with the other kids that were just on the other side

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1
May

Tear Therapy

By Tonya Hedgeman Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. (Psalm 126:5)   The inevitable seasons of heartbreak, pain, fear, and joy are accompanied by the faithful presence of tears. The body produces tears in glands that are located on the top and side of each eyeball. We all have experienced tears but, what you may not

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20
Apr

5 Tips for Being Content in Your Circumstances

By Leah Sherwin “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:12-13, NASB) I struggle with

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6
Apr

The Lord Has Spoken

By Leah Sherwin   “He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that

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25
Mar

When Pain Purifies

By: Ann White “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” ¹ Isaiah 48:10 My parents were both very talented in the area of arts and crafts. My dad did blacksmithing and woodworking as a hobby and my mom was a quilt maker and made decorative items with punched tin.

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