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What Is In Your Hands? Simisola Okai In a social media world full of comparison, it is so easy to get lost in what other people are doing, what other people have and you don’t. It may be material possessions like money, a house, or a car; or it could be a relationship, a spouse, or a job you desperately want. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:16, “your gift will make room for you.” Not someone else’s gift. Your gift. What is important to know is that most people post the highlights of their life on Instagram and Facebook, yet…

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5 Ways to Help Children Become Leaders Alli Worthington – Author I want my children to grow up to be leaders. This doesn’t mean that I necessarily wish for them to be CEOs, or heads of state, or be in charge of large groups of people. But that’s not my definition of a leader. A leader is someone who obeys the calling God has for his or her lives, a person who isn’t swayed by popular opinion or the whims of the world. Leaders are not made by their title or position, but by their actions and their heart. A…

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Prayer: What, Why, and How Ken Boa Simply defined, prayer is a dialogue between God and His people. Prayer often involves individual and group needs and concerns; however it’s much more than merely asking and receiving. Prayer is part of a relationship, which means it involves a dialogue, not merely a monologue. While God wants us to talk to Him about our problems, plans, and concerns, there are also times when we should be silent before Him and rest in Him so we can be sensitive and receptive to His desires and direction. Prayerful meditation upon a text of Scripture…

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Fear of the New Thing Brooke Keith Benji used to have this fuzzy blue puppy blanket that instantly got him to sleep. It was a miracle worker. Mommy’s helper. The only thing that got me a break. Well, that was until I misplaced it. We spent weeks looking beneath sofas and even inside vent ducts. Then we started trying to find substitutes but none ever quite fit. This also meant weeks of bouncing, endless nights of playing lullabies on a loop, and trying desperately to find anything to get normal back. I’d all but forgotten about the blue blanket months later…

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The Birth of Jesus in the New Testament: One Event – Four Narratives Dr. Corné Bekker Most people, when they think of the Christmas story, think of one biblical narrative that includes the holy family, the midnight hour, a barn, various farm animals, shepherds, angels, wise men and a quiet, little town called Bethlehem. It might come as a big surprise to learn that many of the elements people often treasure as part of the nativity story come from Christmas carols and that the true source for this event, the Gospels in the New Testament, deal with the story of…

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