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Open Book: “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire

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What is the nature of evil? Find out from someone who knows something about it, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West! Join Lori and Alice as they question what makes someone evil and the effects of evil on the […]

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Open Book: The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver

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It is hard to go through times of sorrow in life, but they are necessary and perhaps even important to our overall growth and well-being.  Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they discuss Mary Oliver’s short but jam-packed poem […]

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Good Virality

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Daily Quote “We are in great haste to celebrate something going viral, but seem completely unconcerned whether the thing that went viral added one iota of anything good.” Arianna Huffington

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Pockets

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There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The […]

My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

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Feature Video The Beatles did plenty of spiritual seeking through their music. A solo George Harrison wrote and recorded “My Sweet Lord” in 1970 and continued the tradition. Regardless of religious beliefs, we’re all blessed to share in the musical […]

Ecclesiastes 3:11

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Daily Scripture “God has made everything beautiful in its time. God has also set eternity in the hearts of humans; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 You can’t air-brush your spirit or […]

Reflections

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I look in the mirror and see a jumble of flaws. Please, help me see myself as You see me: Perfect. Whole. Capable. Help me to view my defects as potential, my awkwardness as a different beauty. Prevent me from […]

Add Sweetness to Your Life

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In the land of green tea and tic-tac lunches, Lily finds it odd that there are so many stores lining Main street with calorie-laden goodies. The affluent suburb she lives in is a mecca for over-exercising and under-eating. It’s fashionable […]

What The Bible Means

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Daily Joke A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, “I know what the Bible means!” His father smiled and replied, “What do you mean, you ‘know’ what the Bible means?” The son replied, “I do […]

Astonishing Capability

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Daily Quote “If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” Thomas Edison

Giving Back

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As You’ve blessed me, help me be a blessing to others. Show me what I can bring to the table so someone else can have a better quality of life. Help me to share what I have, even if it’s […]

Kony 2012

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What is Kony 2012? Here’s the answers to your questions about Kony 2012: Who is Joseph Kony? Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the […]

Pirket Avot: 2:16

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Daily Scripture It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but neither are you free to desist from it. Pirket Avot: 2:16 A person who is steeped in faith is accountable to God and her […]

A Child’s First Lesson About Evil

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Gavin is seven years old. He’s smart, outgoing, and positively adorable. Jason is Gavin’s dad. He’s smart, outgoing, and adorable too. Jason decided it was time Gavin learned more about what Daddy does when he goes to work. So like […]

Share Joy

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“To have joy one must share it.” – Lord Byron

Gladys Dunn

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Having just moved to town, Gladys Dunn decided that on the first Sunday, she’d visit the church nearest to her new apartment. She found herself in a pretty sanctuary, and as the service began, she enjoyed the music offered by […]

Daylight – John Mark McMillan

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Man and guitar – making music for the faithful, the seeker, and the sinner. John Mark McMillan, is a talented Christian artist who plucks and plays his way to deeper spiritual connections in “Daylight.” Daylight Lyrics – John Mark McMillan […]

Sacred Space

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There are eight million stories in the naked city, all of them overlapping. Help us find a way to take our homes with us, to carry them inside us so that we’re never lost. Create a mobile sacred space for […]

Leviticus 22:32

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“And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel.” Leviticus 22:32 Lone wolf or member of the pack? There are advantages to praying in a group over solitary prayer. Certainly every situation is different. Yet in […]

Reaching the Spiritual Loner

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“I don’t need religion, I’m spiritual.” Robin was sitting in Barnes and Noble talking a little bit too loud to a younger lady standing next to her. They just finished listening to an author speak about his new book. The […]

Say “Ah”

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Daily Quote “When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity.” – Joseph Campbell

You Know You Love Dogs When…

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Daily Joke You Know You Love Dogs When… You have a kiddie wading pool in the yard, but no small children. You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house, but no babies. The trash basket is […]

Matter of Faith – Peter Furler

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Feature Video As soon as we heard about this new music video by Christian artist Peter Furler, we were anxious to see it. The song has been gaining in popularity on the Winter Jam Tour, and it’s a great one. […]

Going Viral

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Daily Prayer Here’s my soul’s Status Update: I know the power of words. I’ve been wounded by an off-hand comment. I’ve been uplifted by unexpected praise. A bad attitude can be catching. From the sniffles of sarcasm to the contagion […]

Proverbs 12:22

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Daily Scripture The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. Proverbs 12:22 Can you kiss God on the lips? Maybe not exactly, but you can kiss God with your lips. Lips can smile, frown, and […]

Open Book: Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler

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Take a look at salvation through the eyes of Bird, an abused child, in Connie May Fowler’s “Before Women Had Wings.” Lori and Alice will discuss such topics as: the God of the Old Testament versus the God of the […]

Leftover Lies

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There are little white lies, and great big bold-faced lies.  Somewhere in the middle is the kind of lie that Tricia got caught up in.  It started out with good intentions. Tricia and Dick were in New York, on the […]

No Limits to Growth

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Daily Quote There are no limits to growth, because there are no limits of human intelligence, imaginations, and wonder. – Ronald Reagan

IQ Guesser

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Daily Joke There was a certain restaurateur who was quite famous for being able to accurately guess people’s IQs. One night a man walked in and talked to him briefly and the restaurateur said, “Wow! You must have an IQ […]

Wings of Life – Louie Schwartzberg

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Feature Video God is in nature and nature is in the prayer. Flowers and pollinators come to life by artist Louie Schwartzberg. He does what he calls Moving Art. Schwartzberg uses time lapse photography to capture the incredible beauty of […]

Finding Time

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Daily Prayer It’s everywhere. Sitting on the bus or driving in the car. Waiting at the deli counter, number 56 in hand. Who knew 3 pounds of lean corned beef could get me closer to the promised land? Trapped inside […]

Psalm 50:23

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Daily Scripture The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God! Psalm 50:23 It’s a three-fer. Three vital cornerstones of faith in one psalm. Say […]

How Public Should Prayer Be?

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Surely you’ve seen them out in public. At Denny’s holding hands around the table, saying grace before the meal. When you’re at the airport hunting for an outlet, in the corner with heads covered chanting ferociously. They’re praying out loud […]

HMO Heaven

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Daily Joke A doctor, a nurse, and the top executive of an HMO have died and are in line together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter speaks with them and asks them what good they have done in their lives. […]

Stand for Adversity

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Daily Quote “Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.” – Elvis Presley

Hallelujah – Shalev Menashe

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Feature Video Yes, this is one more version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. But you ain’t heard nothing until you hear Hallelujah sung in the Holy language. Shalev Menashe, is a young Israeli boy who sings Hallelujah in his native Hebrew. […]

Tracking You

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Daily Prayer There’s a lesson in here somewhere. It’s in everything I do, but camouflaged as it may be, I hunt for clues along the way. Through waiting, I learn patience and the meaning of divine timing. Through loss, I […]

Hebrews 13:1

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Daily Scripture Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1 When you let your loving nature slip away, you’re dissing the One who gave it to you. Hebrews 13:1 reminds you to keep on loving one another […]

Enjoying the Annoying People

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Is there someone in your life who knows how to push your buttons? Can he or she make you mad with a single word? You’re not alone. There are tons of infuriating people in this world driving their family and […]

Infinite Hope

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Daily Quote “Finite disappointment comes with life but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Seventeen Chapters of Mark

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Daily Joke A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the Gospel of Mark.  To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read tall of the chapters of scripture beforehand.” The following Sunday, […]

Paul Baloche – The Same Love

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Feature Video Picture yourself in a large auditorium with thousands of faith-filled people gathering to worship. “The same love that opened eyes to see is calling us all by name…” Insert Paul Baloche, leading the crowd in musical prayer with […]

One Soft and Certain Voice

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I feel as though I am at everyone’s beck and call. I am surrounded by a chorus of needs and I cannot hear myself anymore. I cannot hear You. I want to give to my family, to my friends, to […]

Proverbs 15:1

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Daily Scripture A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Whoever came up with the childhood diddy about sticks and stones, has never been on the receiving end of harsh words, spoken in […]

Funny Couples

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Who took the fun out of making fun of somebody? Most people lose their taste for a cheap laugh and opt-out when it comes to embarrassing another person for the sake of a chuckle. Not Chad. He is full speed […]

When You’re Hit By Life

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Daily Quote “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

Tough Old Cowboy

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Daily Joke A tough old cowboy from Eastern Oregon  counseled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gun powder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this […]

Live Before You Die – Bon Jovi

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Feature Video It may seem strange to get advice on living before you die from the “Dick Clark” of rock stars, ever-young Jon Bon Jovi. But in “Live Before You Die” Bon Jovi dishes it out and he does it […]

Biological Clock

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Daily Prayer Trying not to see it as some great mystery or some kind of cosmic test, but just give me some idea. Okay, a sign. Are we not meant to have children? We’re a loving couple, completely attuned to […]

Genesis 47:9

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Daily Scripture And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “My journey through life has lasted 130 years. The days of my life have been few and hard. I did not live as long as my fathers did through their pilgrimage through life.” […]

Life On Your Own Terms

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Six days, six doctors. That’s what Aunt Beryl’s life has become. She’s an old lady but don’t ever let her hear you say it. She’s fighting the clock and hanging on to every dribble of life lubricating estrogen. Her eighty-seventh […]

Open Book: Sarah Orne Jewett’s “The Country of Old Firs”

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Lori and Alice discuss the importance of simplicity in daily life as they share quotations from the lovely novel “The Country of Old Firs” by Sarah Orne Jewett set in nineteenth century Maine. LISTEN NOW!  

Greater Than Any Obstacle

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Daily Quote “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you greater than any obstacle.” – Christian Larson

Simple Operation

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Daily Joke A man was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheelchair, just before his operation. A nurse stopped him and asked, “What’s the matter?” He said, “I heard the nurse say, ‘It’s a very […]

You Found Me – The Fray

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Featured Video For all the searchers out there, here is “You Found Me” by the Fray. In this deeply moving ballad, it starts out with the declaration, “I found God.” It doesn’t take long for The Fray to set the […]

Simple Sign

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Daily Prayer Tonight, I am full of uncertainties: rushing water, rocks and loosened stones. Above me, stars reach connecting pieces of my scattered life, forming constellations of doubt. But when all is quiet, I hear the creek pulsing outside my […]

Ruth 1:9

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Daily Scripture “May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Ruth 1:9 Defying all mother-in-law jokes, scripture from the Book of Ruth; 1:9, is about a grieving woman who tells her […]

No Replacement

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Her Dad remarried three years after Mom died. It was painful all around. Her parents had a storybook love affair. Mom was perfect, his new wife is not. When #2 came into their lives, they were sad, hurt, and completely […]

Outlast Life

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Daily Quote “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

Someone Like You – Adele

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Feature Video God is in the glory of a talented musician and songwriter. Adele emanates God’s spirit as she touches the souls of so many with her keen insight on affairs of the heart. “Someone Like You” tells a story; […]

You Know

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Daily Prayer Only You can say what I need. I think I know:  this job, that house, this person that I say I love. But only You can say what I need. I do know what I want: to trust […]

Proverb 4:23

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Daily Scripture Above all else, keep your heart, with all diligence. For it determines the course of your life. Proverb 4:23 It’s not enough to “go with your heart.” God gave mind and spirit to keep us in balance. Bad […]

Passion’s Spark

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She has a fear of infidelity. Jen isn’t worried about her husband being unfaithful; she’s worried about herself. It’s completely irrational. Jen and Tom have a great marriage. In seventeen years she has never felt remotely tempted. But she watched […]

The Lord Will Provide

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One day in a small town during really stormy weather, the town begins to flood. Everyone rushes to lifeboats and begins to flee. But in a church a priest sits on the alter and does not move. A man runs […]

Life is the Creation of Mind

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Daily Quote “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha

Hallelujah Horse

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Daily Joke A man was passing through a small town and wanted to upgrade his mode of transportation. So he looked all around this small town he was in and found that the only place he could buy a faster […]

You and Me – One Two

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Feature Video Sometimes you just need a quirky happy love song to pray with. You and Me is about relationship, companionship, and devotion. Sound like the spirit of your prayers? Enjoy the feature video of up and coming musical artists, […]

Awake

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I can’t sleep at night; I can’t bear feeling alone. I don’t know what I should do; I feel so uneasy. I have within me a hunger to know You. To know You in my mind, my heart, my spirit, […]

Psalm 150:1-2

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Daily Scripture Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Psalm 150:1-2 Hallelujah! We say it over and over but what does Hallelujah really […]

360 Degrees of Participation

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She found herself in a very different kind of prayer group than what she was used to. Kay is a quiet kind of pray-er and these women were downright boisterous. As in, AMEN! YOU SAY IT SISTER!! And YESSSSSS – […]

Someone Else’s Change

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Daily Quote “You may think that if someone else doesn’t change, you can never be happy. But if you change, you can be happy no matter what.” – Joyce Meyer

Mountain of Wishes

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Daily Joke Three men visit the mountain of wishes where, if you jump off and say your wish you’ll get it. So the first guy jumps and says I wanna be famous, POOF he’s famous. The second guy jumps and […]

Mountain of God – Third Day

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Feature Video For anyone who feels loneliness, loss, or desperation, “Mountain of God” is just the thing to comfort you, lift you up and help you to move your mountain. Third Day is magnificent when they play and perform this […]

Deuteronomy 30:19

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Daily Scripture  “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19 […]

Family Complete

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Daily Prayer I have already lost a baby. I have already lost holidays with a little one. I have lost peanut butter fingerprints in the kitchen and unidentifiable globs left in tiny pockets. I have lost a first date, a […]

God Squad

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The God Squad takes on evil, fights injustice and upholds the values of the people. Not to be confused with Linc, Pete, and Julie from the Mod Squad, The God Squad rights wrongs through a syndicated column. Not wrongs exactly, […]

Antidote to Arrogance

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Daily Quote “The antidote to arrogance: When you meet people, instead of examining them for faults, seek out the quality in which they are superior to you, and from which you can learn.” – Joseph Telushkin

Thirsty Visitor

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Daily Joke A Texan is visiting Israel, and feeling thirsty, he stops at a house along  the road. “Can you give me a drink of water?” asks the Texan. “Of course,” says the Israeli, and invites the Texan to come […]

Ave Maria – Joshua Bell

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Feature Video Joshua Bell is a master with the violin. He could play an Archie’s hit and make it sound grand. Give him the music of Ave Maria to play on his violin, and the result is a prayerful experience […]

Light in the Depths

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Daily Prayer Down here where only the lantern-fish swim, too deep for sun to penetrate, I see a glint. It is You, reaching for me through the churning seas, a hand to pull me back to the surface and into […]

Proverbs 4:12

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Daily Scripture “Your step will not be hampered.” Proverbs 4:12 She walks with purpose…click, clack… her heels hit the ground with determination. Proverbs 4:12 assures her that her “steps will not be hampered.” God provides direction, removes obstacles and is […]

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