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Lessons from Daniel

April 20, 2015 by Tracy Powell in Life Groups
Lessons from Daniel

Lessons from Daniel by Tracy Powell   Earlier this year, my father-in-law, Jim, was hospitalized with pneumonia.  During that time, while studying Daniel Chapter 2 in my Life Group, the question was asked:  “From Daniel’s example, what can we learn about how we should react to a personal crisis?”  I knew I needed to turn to God, trust Him and let God be in control. This is very hard for a “type A” girl who likes to be in control! A few...

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Seek Him... and they will come

April 17, 2015 by Carol Nelson in Serving
Seek Him... and they will come

Seek Him... and they will come by Carol Nelson   God has His ways of getting things done. There are many examples in scripture of how the most unlikely person was chosen to fulfill God’s purpose. Sharing my story is not easy; I prefer to keep myself behind the scenes. I stay away from situations where I need to engage in conversation. I am not quick to have answers to questions, and am not able to easily keep a conversation going. I do, however, have a passion for...

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Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness by Travis Stase   It was Thanksgiving Day when 12-year-old Travis came down the steps, straightening his tie and looking forward to celebrating the holiday with his parents and sister. Maniacal laughter piercing the air brought him to the kitchen, where he found his mother talking to the demons in the turkey. His mother’s mental breakdown was more than his father could handle, so he soon retreated into alcoholism. Life turned upside down and both of his parents...

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