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Do You Believe in “True Love”?

Do You Believe in “True Love”?

By K.A. It’s particularly in February - right around Valentine’s Day - that people are reminded, once again, of the phrase “true love”. For many people, true love is something mentioned only in fairy tales or in the movies. They might convince themselves that...

How a Millenial Gamer Came to Know God

How a Millenial Gamer Came to Know God

By Nathan Breland It is said that God works in mysterious ways, and while I don’t want to discredit that perspective at all, I would also like to posit another seemingly contrary idea, that God works in very obvious and blatant ways as well. This concept does not...

God’s Love in Nature

God’s Love in Nature

At the beginning of the year, I drill my kids with one lesson: God Loves You Infinitely. I use all angles and examples to teach this. Look at yourself, how perfectly He designed you from your eyelashes to your toes, because He did it out of love. Explore nature, the...

Starting with God: Lessons from My Snowshoe Hike

Starting with God: Lessons from My Snowshoe Hike

I went snowshoeing with my sister on the weekend to start the New Year. It was cold, it was long, but it was wonderful. Here are five things we learned. 1. Find the fun in it I did not like the hike when I focused on the cold and how hard it was. But, if I focused on...

Happy Valentines Day, My Love

Happy Valentines Day, My Love

Even though it's nearly Valentine's Day, I have my daughter's Christmas card up on our counter. I can't remember how she came up with the message, but it really struck me. It says: "You can never get love. You need to give love to feel love." Such a good reminder. In...

A Daughter’s First True Love

A Daughter’s First True Love

By N.M. There is a common saying that goes, “A girl’s first true love is her father.” I’m lucky to have been one of those daughters who had a really (no, I mean REALLY) amazing father growing up. As an adult, I got to see him gracefully, and sometimes stumble, into...

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

When I started college, my sister shared a poem with me. Just as life was getting busy with classes, grades, projects, labs, clubs, and making ends meet, that poem anchored me. And as life progressed - work, marriage, kids - the poem anchored me.The Difference I got...

Career Advice for All of Us: Check with God First

Career Advice for All of Us: Check with God First

Jason Brown was the highest paid American football player in 2009. His was at the top of his game. Then, suddenly, a year later, he quit football to become a farmer. His book, “Centered: Trading Your Plans for a Life that Matter,” chronicles his incredible shift. I...

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