Changed at the Cross

He had been in the position for years. The brutality. The killing. Over time, it was necessary that he develop a cold, calloused heart. Privately, he relived the nightmare experiences. Witnessing the deaths of criminals of the day—their attitudes, their hatred, their lack of remorse--and some repented, some begged for life, some wept for their …

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How Do You Worship?

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! It is a joy having you today! For the next several weeks until Easter, we will identify a biblical character from the Easter story and connect them to our life’s pursuit of excellence. Two events leading to the Easter story involves Mary of Bethany. We witness one of the most …

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Love Songs

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Happy Valentines's Week! This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day—a day full of love. Flowers, chocolates, cards, romantic comedies, and maybe a few weddings. And weddings include love songs. Speaking of weddings, my son and his new bride danced to SafetySuit’s “Never Stop,” at their wedding reception. My husband insisted they …

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The Impactful Moments

Take a moment and think about the people who positively impact you. Even those we knew long ago continue to impact us. Their wisdom, encouragement, and display of extending forgiveness give us strength and hope. Take a moment and think of people in Scripture who impact you. * Joseph’s brothers sold him and considered him …

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