Struggling to Forgive Others

    When we’ve been hurt, it is easy to struggle with forgiving those that hurt us. However, refusing to forgive, can be detrimental to our health. Studies show that not forgiving can lead to: High blood pressure Heart issues Anger Increased depression Chronic stress Mental illness Some ways in which we can work through our emotions towards forgiveness are: […]

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Behind the Hymn: Footprints of Jesus

Mary Bridges Canedy was born on January 18, 1826 in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was the eleventh of thirteen children born to William and Susan Luther Canedy. As a young woman she married Albion King Slade and the couple had at least four children. She was a teacher and served as assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education […]

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Peter, Lovest Thou Me

Two weeks ago, we studied when Peter denied Jesus.   This was an account listed in all of the gospel accounts, except for John. However, John provides us with another moment between Peter and Jesus that occurred after the resurrection. John 21:14-22 provides the following account. “14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that […]

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Peter, At the Empty Tomb

Jesus has been crucified and buried in the tomb.  Peter was close enough by that he locked eyes with Jesus when he denied him. We are not told where Peter was when Jesus was actually crucified.   Was he watching the crucifixion from a nearby hill or had he returned home in sorrow at the way he’d denied his Lord?  Scripture […]

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The Lord Pushes Us

I was recently talking to a friend about how my student loan payment had increased dramatically and I wasn’t sure how I was going to make ends meet.  We began to brainstorm ideas and options to relieve this stress and bring in some additional income. During the discussion, I was sharing my heart with her and some of the dreams […]

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Moving from Victim to Survivor

During the process of healing, I realized that I had to move my thought process from victim to survivor. Dictionary.com describes a victim as “a person harmed, injured or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action…a person who is tricked or duped.” That is definitely true when you have been involved in a variety […]

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Behind the Song: Room at the Cross for You

He was saved at the age of twelve. By the time he was seventeen he was composing and performing his own songs and began preaching by the time he graduated college at the age of twenty-two. He was ordained into the ministry on April 28, 1939. Stanphill served several churches and was known as a singing evangelist, singing and preaching […]

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Movie Review: I Can Only Imagine

Life has been extremely busy lately, but in need of a break, I finally had the opportunity to see the movie I Can Only Imagine. The song I Can Only Imagine became the first Christian song to go platinum.  The song has touched numerous hearts and lives over the years. The movie, I Can Only Imagine, shares how the song […]

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Book Review: In Hidden Places

In Places Hidden, Tracie Peterson writes a beautiful love story, intertwined with a mystery. Camrianne Coulter heads to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, whom she has not heard anything from in three months.  On the train out west, she makes friends with Kenzie Gifford and Judith Gladstone. Once Camrianne and her friends arrive in San Francisco, she sets […]

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Peter, Denied Jesus

We’ve discussed how Peter could be impetuous and vowed to stay beside Jesus side, but Jesus told him at the Last Supper that he would deny him before the night was over. Peter’s denial of Jesus is mentioned in all four of the gospels. Matthew 26 begins with discussing the last supper.  In Matthew 26:33-35, Peter vows while on the […]

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Peter, Cuts of the Guards Ear

We know that Peter can be impetuous and outspoken.  We’ve seen it several times in this study. Today, we are going to cover a very impetuous act. So, let’s set the scene.  The Last Supper has ended and Jesus has gone to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.  He’s taken Peter, John and James with him into his inner sanctum, […]

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Speaking the Truth in Love

I have had several difficult encounters in the last few months, which really made me search myself. Soul searching is never easy, especially if you have to admit to yourself that you were the one in the wrong. On two occasions, I swallowed my pride and asked a dear friend and mentor, who was an eyewitness to these encounters, “was […]

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Faithful Heroes: Luther Rice, Southern Baptist founder

Luther Rice was a missionary who was vital in establishing the Southern Baptist Convention. Luther Rice was born on March 25, 1783 in Northborough, Massachusetts. He was the son of Amos and Sarah Graves Rice. While at Williams College, he became part of a group known as “the Brethern”. He sailed alongside missionary Adoniram Judson to Calcutta, India on February […]

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Knowing When to Walk Away

Have you ever had to walk away from someone you love? There are times when we have to make tough decisions. When someone we love brings physical harm or tremendous emotional pain into our lives, there are times when we have no choice but to walk away from them. This is never an easy decision to make. Only with the […]

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