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Securely Embraced by Endless Love

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? . . . I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created

Spring Cleaning

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While our house typically looks clean, I recently prepared for an event that forced me to clean out the cabinets, drawers, closets, shelves, storage space, etc. I would open a drawer and feel this overwhelming feeling: Where am I going to put all this junk? How do I even begin to deal with the mess?

A Dream Come True

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Serena Bonzo Miller had a hope and a dream nearly 25 years ago. The minister’s wife, then in her early 40s, felt a strong nudge and tug to pursue a career as a writer but she didn’t know how or where to begin. “I had always written journals or short stories, so it was something

From Survival to Revival: A Story We All Can Tell

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Jordan used to be a young college dropout battling a full-blown addiction to pain medication. Today, Jordan is the proud owner of a master’s degree. He’s a high school teacher and football coach and God has called him and his wife into ministry. From Survival to Revival… Renee used to be a single mother grieving

Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of Book of the Month Life in Forgiveness

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  Through Life in Forgiveness, you will learn the roots of bitterness, the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation, and be reminded of the undeniable link between our willingness to forgive and our relationship with God. We have 5   copies to give away, autographed by author Richard T. Case. Enter here.    

The Hope of Heaven

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I know a place where there will be no more wars. I know a place where there will never be another broken heart. . . . I know a place where all our longings, all our desires, our all will be fulfilled and found in The One. . . . If you asked me why I believe in God, in Jesus,

Get the Smelling Salts!

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I used to think survival was a weak term. I liked overcomer so much better. It just sounded more . . . victorious. Stronger, I guess. As I walked through the journey of breast cancer I never thought of myself as being a breast cancer survivor; that just sounded so frail and weak to me.

Welcome Home, Missy!

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“I need some kind of reminder that you see me today because this ain’t exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday.” These honest words from Lisa Harper’s new friend in the drive-thru could have been the silent echo of the sweet girl who has come “home” to her Mama Lisa. Missy’s welcome into Lisa’s

When You Feel Like Giving Up

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One of my children is currently testing my patience to the max. The other day, it had been an especially trying day, and I was feeling ready to pull my hair out. I walked into my closet and cried out to the Lord in desperation: “I can’t do this anymore. I’m so tired of dealing

UPDATE: My Survival to Revival Story

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Last week we shared Dale Marie Schwab’s story about her journey to forgiveness and the role Matthew West’s song Forgiveness played in that process. (Read the story here.) Later that week, Dale and her daughter Allison came to From Survival to Revival in Columbus, OH, where we were delighted to arrange a meet up with