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Teen Suicide: Who Can Rescue Them?

Headlines today have too many stories of teens committing suicide or attempting to. Just this week I read another story about Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, being found unconscious, face down in a bath tub. Authorities in the case have stated that it was due to a drug overdose and now she is ...

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Loving Grace Leads Home

Simultaneously, as the congregation sang ‘Amazing Grace,’ I walked the church aisle and gave my heart to Jesus. I was nine. Honestly, I didn’t understand the meaning of Newton’s hymn, but it was the sweetest song I’d ever heard. And, I followed the divine pull. Nowadays, I think of grace ...

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When You Feel Like God Doesn’t Understand

Our feelings are very human and part of what makes us frail. To limit our frailty, we find ways to harden or suppress or otherwise numb our emotions. We may ignore our hearts, ignore other people’s feelings, use distraction like substances or video games or other addictions, or simply avoid ...

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Our Hope: In The Midst Of The Storm He Is There

‘God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ‘ Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) If you are anything like me, you have made this statement before, ‘Where are you, God? Why are you letting me go through this?’  When we face the storms of life, it is ...

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