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Nothing is Impossible: Guarded Heart Ministries

Nothing is Impossible: Guarded Heart Ministries

"For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1”37). This is the verse that drives Luanne Botta, founder of Guarded Heart Ministries, both in life and in ministry to women and teens. Luanne came to know Jesus at 22, after spending time in the party scene. Several...

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In The Power of Christ

In The Power of Christ

Yes, parenting is demanding, but your children need you so much in these years, even if they act like they don’t want your opinion or rules. They are desperate to feel safe and your rules make them feel safe and make them feel loved, no matter how much they challenge you.

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Wait

Wait

Even in our walk with Jesus, the waiting sometimes becomes bothersome. We wait for when He will come back again and clean up this mess! We wait for “peace on earth,” which incidentally won’t come until the former happens. We wait for the time when we will finally stop making the same silly spiritual mistakes, and we often wait impatiently for OTHERS to just ‘see that we are right.’ Yes, sometimes we wait unrealistically! We wait for eternal rest, so we wait… and wait… and wait.

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What Does Church Have To Do With It

What Does Church Have To Do With It

By Sydney Fowler Every kid dreams of one very special day: the day they go off to college. As much as that may hurt parents, it’s understandable. Who wouldn’t be excited at the thought of finally moving out of your parents’ house? It’s a rite of passage in a sense. It...

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Freedom in Worship

Freedom in Worship

By Sena Hagedorn When I was in Junior High, my mom switched churches. Growing up, the normal was for mom to take her five kids to church every Sunday. My Father was a farmer and would attend on holidays. You could say he was a "creaster" (someone who only attends...

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Lost in Space

Lost in Space

By Anonymous Disconnection from dysfunctional relationships can leave you feeling like an umbilical cord has been cut. Suddenly you are without touch points to tell you who you are, where you are and how you feel. Suddenly you are in a vast space that is void of any...

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Who Do You Say He Is?

Who Do You Say He Is?

By Pastor Ben Hill (Reproduced with permission) The woman at the well is a beautiful story of Christ’s compassion and grace.  He intentionally engaged in conversation with a woman who would be considered by all in that day an outcast. Yet He brought to her forgiveness...

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Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies

“But I say to you who hear, ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either....

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Exploring Grace: The Divine Paradox

Exploring Grace: The Divine Paradox

By Pastor Ben Hill (Reproduced with permission) "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." John 19:30 Think back to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Do you remember how the massive pile...

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Whose Path

Whose Path

By Mark Winchell of National Christian Counselors Association (reproduced with permission) About 2 years ago, I was hiking down some trails here in Florida. While I was walking, God began to lay a vision out for me, one that greatly impacted my life and I pray will...

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Worship in Church

Worship in Church

Worship in church is a treasure. It is quite an experience living, serving, and worshiping with others who love God. Lifting His praises high with our voices and instruments and just coming together and using our gifts and abilities to serve Him is such a...

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