November 2015 Final Issue
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A Season of Becoming

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The first time he asked me for my phone number, I said no. Didn’t even hesitate. I knew it wasn’t what I wanted; he didn’t have the same vision of life – of faith – that I did. It wouldn’t ...

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Head vs. Heart Knowledge

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Before my conversion, I’d listen to a sermon and think to myself: I know this. And, to be honest, I did know it. After my conversion, my thoughts changed from I know this to The Lord is speaking to me ...

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How To Fail In 10 Easy Steps

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I remember the day I stood at the far end of the gym by the weight racks and heard our Crossfit trainer say, “Today, we’re going to learn how to fail.” Excuse me?! I thought, What do you mean, “Learn ...

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Being Brave In Our Inadequacy

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I must have watched the movie “Braveheart” at least a dozen times over the last 15 years. There is a particular line in the movie when Mel Gibson’s character, William Wallace, tells the beautiful princess with great certainty–moments before he ...

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How You Became You

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“Join us on a journey through the story of how you became, well, YOU!” (ancestry.com) Ancestry.com seems like the perfect way to discover your genealogy. Their website provides access to hundreds, if not thousands, of records that offer you a ...

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Where Breakthrough Lies

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There is a word in the Hebrew language that I hold dear. It’s foundational. It’s life-changing. It’s where break-through lies. The very essence of the word is what set me free, and it’s the core of not only our victory ...

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Mercy Reaching, Jesus Speaking

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Rising panic. I can’t get away. I feel used. I’m dirty. Disposable. There is pain. And darkness. All I see is darkness. Just hurry and get it over with… My eyes flashed open with the clash of conflicting emotion and ...

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Naked and Unashamed

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If I could choose two words to describe the history and intended beauty of a woman, they would be: naked and unashamed. Transport yourself with me, back to the time the world was created. The birth of the heavens and ...

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