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Hand for a Hand

Imagine living life without the use of one arm. It would be hard, right? Now, imagine living life without both arms. That sounds next to impossible. How does one eat, drink, or use the bathroom? Get dressed or make something to eat? This is a story of a man who tragically lost both of his arms, and how God got him new ones.

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Chasing Foxes

The wise man Solomon spoke of the little foxes that spoil the vineyards. These are little habits, little thoughts, little indiscretions, or little lies that lead us away from complete obedience to Jesus, the vine, God’s Word. . . Families are weak, churches are weak, and our nation is weak because we have not individually chased away enough little foxes that gnaw at our faith in God’s Word speaking to . . .

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Appearances

Appearances are not always as they seem. That reality resonated with Debbie this week. For a few days, she helped her parents, Eddie and Sandra Payne, sort through belongings. Within the year, they hope to move to a one-level dwelling more suited to their octogenarian health and lifestyle. She enjoyed the side benefit of new tales from their missionary career. The following is a story she heard that we reflect upon as our nation reels from sectarian-propagated violence.

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Prioritize, Listen to Him

Listen to Him

Many voices – political, familial, medical, spiritual, social – vie for our attention and affection daily. While the input of the wise is essential, it cannot gain preeminence over THE Voice to whom we must desperately listen. As some grow, and others die in the cycle of life to which we’ve been given, let us rededicate ourselves to get beyond the elementary things of faith and do what we’ve been called to do.

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Sunshine and Shadow

Finding the balance of sunshine and shadow in all missionary service challenges each member of a family who serves in an overseas cultural context. Treasuring the important while maintaining the essential as illustrated by the disparity of the life led by the missionary and those with whom they serve that this update shares.

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