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  • Reflections of Christmas

    Our focus of Christmas isn't always what it should be. Can we pause and consider looking at this year through a different lens? Mary's lens. And let us ponder and treasure this season in our heart.

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  • More Than A Baby In A Manger

    One of the favorite Christmas truths is a verse that spells out four of God’s greatest attributes. You’ve heard these words for years, but stop. Be still. Let them wash over you.

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  • My Kids Said Moses and Sarah Are His Parents

    Kids say the darndest things. Most of them are laughable, but on occasion, they become an object lesson. Through the eyes of her son's not-so-perfect storytelling, Kim Heinecke explains the importance of understanding the truth of why we celebrate Christmas.

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  • Treasure Hunting

    If you think the Old Testament is out of date and doesn't apply anymore, let us encourage you to reevaluate. Like repurposing an old antique, the Old Testament has the potential to transform your life. Read along to uncover some of the greatest treasures tucked between the pages.

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  • Feeling Unsettled?

    So where do we turn when the gusts of unsettledness come our way? And how can we hush its force when we find ourselves waking up at 3 a.m. and can’t go back to sleep? God's word has time-tested helps for us to fight off the enemy.

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  • Puzzle Season

    Do you have special traditions that bring your family together for fun and reflection? Is there anything during the holidays that allows you to just stop and be together? Kim Heinecke's family tradition may spark an idea for your family this holiday season!

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  • Taste and See

    We can reason, argue, and resort to logic to explain that God is good, but when all is said and done, we must taste and see for ourselves. It’s only when His love and presence touch our hearts can we really know Him. But what does "taste and see" really mean?

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  • 3 Reasons To Be Grateful When You Don't Feel Like It

    Many might think that being a thankful person is noteworthy, but it’s not that big of a deal. Or is it? The journey to becoming a person filled with gratitude is hard work, but worth it. The benefits of a grateful heart remain endless.

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  • The Shabby Lawn Furniture at My Thanksgiving Table

    What does your Thanksgiving Day look like? Are your circumstances sitting in scruffy lawn furniture or mahogany wing-backed chairs? Whatever the case, this day has a unique purpose, one that is not useless, but rather useful in God’s economy and timing. Therefore, we can enter into the Thanksgiving season with a grateful heart.

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  • Treasured Gifts

    How I felt when a child stood before me with their treasure held aloft is the way I envision God feels about us. He’s thrilled with each gift we offer.

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