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Dear friend, Brush your teeth. This habit has short-term benefits like a general sense of cleaner teeth and fresher breath, but the real value comes when brushing your teeth becomes a daily part of your life. Over time this simple act reduces plaque, guards against cavities, and greatly reduces to need for unpleasant interventions like root canals […]

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Left, Left, Left Right Left. If you’ve been an American Christian for any length of time, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Quiet Time” or “Daily Devotions” on multiple occasions. Since I grew up as a missionary kid in a Christ-centered home, the idea of spending daily time with God was basically a no-brainer! My […]

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Consumers Anonymous

March 21, 2018

Hi, my name is Naomi, and I’m a consumer. I’ll never forget the culture shock of moving from a third world country to America. Growing up as a missionary kid had kept me relatively sheltered from getting whatever I want whenever I wanted it. If I needed new clothes, the hunt to find even just […]

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Just a few days ago, I sat in a local coffee shop ready to dive into another session of pre-marital counseling. My fiancé and I were mere weeks away from getting married, and we had been trying to spend a lot of time and energy on preparing for the marriage more than the wedding day! Our […]

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Sometimes we want what we shouldn’t have and ignore what we need. To put it simply, sometimes we reach for the CHEESECAKE and ignore the CARROTS! More often than sometimes we desperately snatch at money, power, and the approval of others while allowing the real treasure to sit in decay. I believe that personal character falls into this category. […]

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Cultivating Peace

April 12, 2017

It was the summer of 2012. I had just returned to my home in Mongolia after a miserable nine months of living in the States. It had been the biggest move of my life, and I was ANYTHING but prepared for the stifling heat and humidity of Florida! My favorite spot was in front of the […]

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