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The Color of Rain

The Color of Rain

I’d been lying on the kitchen floor for a while. After driving the kids to school, I faced another day alone in the house and as soon as I closed the door behind me, I literally collapsed to the floor. At some point I tried to gather myself. I needed to get to work but couldn’t quite seem to

Church Disillusionment & Wise Counselor

Disillusionment is a serious illness of the soul. It tends to persist over a long, indefinite period of time and often involves multiple recurrences. And it can be virtually invisible to people who meet you, so much so that people in your local church might not even realize you’re infected. And we may not realize the epidemic we’re up against. I’m

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YOU and Acceptance after Divorce

You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. What choices will help you heal? How can you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them? And where is God in all of this? Michelle and Connie have been where you

What Was God Thinking When He Created Sex?

Sex is the most scandalous, sinful, shameful thing in the world… so be sure to save it for someone you love. If we are honest, this is the mind-set of far too many Christians, whether we recognize it or not. Most of us were raised by well-intentioned parents and church leaders who wanted the best for us, so they

The God-Ordained Design of the Family

In each section of Dive Deeper you’ll be guided through a number of verses and encouraged to use the d.i.v.e. format. The beauty of this format is that it goes beyond this study; it can be used anytime you desire to dive deeper into Scriptures. d.i.v.e.  define investigate visualize embrace Ephesians 6:1-9 The Family Unit In

Giving Up on Perfect

No one has to teach us that perfect is the unofficial goal of American culture: we want straight A’s, the perfect yard, and a tiny waistline. We’ve been duped into believing that flawless is the only acceptable outcome in every area of our lives. The media has bombarded us with Photoshopped, cellulite-free thighs and wrinkleless

God’s Dwelling: The Tabernacle

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. But, we wonder, how can a person have such a relationship with a holy God? It is one thing to be in awe of Him, but quite another to be intimate with Him. In Leaving Ordinary, Bible Study teacher and author Donna Gaines delves into this

Overcoming Worry: God Is In Control

When legitimate concern morphs into toxic panic, we cross a boundary line into the state of fret. No longer anticipating or preparing, we take up membership in the fraternity of Woe-Be-Me. Christ cautions against this. — Max Lucado, pastor A few years ago, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook became a best seller and spun off an entire series of

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