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Over 30 churches attacked, clergy and members killed in rising unrest in Ethiopia

During the past two years since a young prime minister has taken over as the new leader of Ethiopia, more than 30 churches have been attacked with more than half of the ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares insights into being a Christian leader

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It would be hard to find someone with a more challenging job today than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. From Syria to Hong Kong, the world faces daily crises that demand his ...

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Murder victim’s brother asked to hug police officer after sentencing

Christ was present Wednesday in the courtroom where a Dallas police officer was found guilty of murder of a man whom she thought was in her apartment. The victim’s brother said he ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Lay your burden down

There are millions of people carrying such heavy burdens all across our world.  They cannot sleep at night and wake up tired.  They have regular appointments with their counselors.  Their attempts at ...

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Remember forgiveness on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, I am visiting my 97-year-old dad. He is hard of hearing, in a wheelchair, and still clear in his mind. Despite the setbacks of aging, his mood is remarkably ...

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Need help forgiving others? Let these quotes from Scripture guide you

Forgiving is one of those fundamental lessons we try and teach our kids from an early age: when siblings bicker or hurt each other, or if friends break a toy. Yet when ...

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Why God? Why?

I was recently visiting with some high school seniors and asked them what their classmates thought about God.  “They’re sometimes confused,” they said.  I asked them to explain. “They see bad things ...

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How to be a peacemaker in your own life

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Are you a peacemaker? Conflict is unavoidable. Conflict happens between husbands and wives, parents and kids, brothers and sisters, Democrats and Republicans, employees and supervisors, CEOs and boards, pastors and leaders in ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – “Even when it hurts”

I think back to my childhood and sadly recall those I treated less-than-kindly growing up. As I’ve grown in my walk with the Lord, He’s given me the ability to go back ...

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When you need to offer forgiveness

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The first step in forgiveness is to recognize your resentment against an enemy. You must understand who the enemy is and what he has done to hurt you. Then you must consciously ...

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Redeemed Road Kill

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I love taking early morning walks in my neighborhood. The quiet road, the sun peeking over the rooftops, the birds chirping. It is a peaceful time. Well, usually … Recently, I was ...

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What happens when an Israeli soldier meets his former Palestinian captor?

When former Israeli soldier Ephraim Talabi crossed the border from Israel into Jordan, he didn’t know what to expect. However, one thing was certain – he would do everything he could to ...

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When wronged, true forgiveness is still a one-way street

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Have you ever been wronged by someone? I mean really hurt to the core? It’s probably happened to all of us a time or two in our lives. The pain is worsened ...

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Pence’s surprising admission: Trump opening meetings in prayer

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In an interview Friday with a Christian cable network, Vice President Pence made a startling revelation. The president is the one who encourages each meeting begin with prayer. Pence, who has previously ...

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Gracia Burnham hated herself more than her terrorist captors

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During her long captivity in the dense Philippine jungle, Kansan Gracia Burnham came to realize she hated herself. “The hardest thing for me was seeing myself for what I really was. When ...

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Church makes forgiveness center of ministry

The congregation of Maywood Baptist Church in Independence understands forgiveness, and members have made it the center of their ministry. “Maywood’s leaders chose to relate to our changing community on its own ...

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