Featured Writer: Lyn Cooke-Confessions Of A Former Beauty Queen

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Friends, I am excited to introduce you to another beautiful soul that I got to know better during the 31 Days of October series. I've been reading through her series on prayer and it was just what my heart need in this season. After you read her post, I hope you will take a moment to connect with her at her blog and on social media. What is the gospel? It's a question I've been asking myself recently. You can hardly open a Christian magazine or visit a Christian website without seeing the … [Read more...]

Why Do We Call It Christmas? Review & Giveaway

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It's that time of year again. The decorations are out, the gift list is being made and the kids are excited about what will be awaiting them under the tree come Christmas morning. But in all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I long to slow down to take in the true meaning -- that of a baby who came to save that which is lost. I am always looking for entertainment that will instill Christian values and reinforce the true meaning of Christmas for children. I am excited to share with you Why … [Read more...]

The Weekend Brew: Sacred Places (by Mary Geisen)

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As a child growing up in a very structured church, a sacred place looked like my┬áchurch. The rows of pews surrounding the altar, as well as the body of Jesus on the cross displayed prominently behind the altar, were all tangible signs that this was a sacred place. A hush always greeted you as you entered the church doors and it was understood that your actions would match the reverence that reverberated through the room. As a seeker, I began to question if God could only be found in the … [Read more...]