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The 12:12 Project

Run To God

Posted by Alexa Hyde on

And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. And...

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The Challenge

Posted by Becky Kemble on

Occasionally, I have stubbornly resisted doing or following…or even investigating a suggestion offered by someone whom I deeply respect. Such is the case with my husband’s recommendation that I read the works of C.S. Lewis. Even though I long ago read The Chronicles of Narnia and...

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Recognizing Sacrifice With a Promise

Posted by Meredith Cantrell on

Promises are fragile things. They are ephemeral ties that bind us, encouraging us to do exactly as our words have dictated. Inevitably, whether by choice or situation, those promises are sometimes broken. How many times have we in our day to day lives forgotten to live up to our word? I know I...

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Trying On Shoes

Posted by Whitney Koch on

Recently I’ve been struggling with how to better relate to someone I don’t like. Seeing this person only occasionally, I’ve been able to deceive myself about the state of our relationship for some time and avoid owning up to my feelings. But as our paths have started...

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Out On a Limb

Posted by Alexa Hyde on

When I was a freshman in college, I felt very far from God. I had gone almost 7 months without going to church, without having any Christian friends, and without being a part of a ministry group, which was far from my Christian upbringing. I felt like I had forgotten about my relationship with...

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Measuring Up

Posted by Cecil Jones on

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. -Romans 10:9 Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in...

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Sugar Sugar

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Posted by Becky Kemble on

Life must be better-than-average at this moment in time, because at the top of my consciousness is the “problem” of giving up something for Lent. I intend to avoid food products with added sugar. ​I love Necco Wafers and cotton candy and chocolate cake and Atomic Fireballs, and...

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Love Your Neighbor

Posted by Alexa Hyde on

​I knew I shouldn’t have gone shopping. Spending money I didn’t need to spend, wasting my time, instead of doing something useful. I was leaving the store and was on my way back to my vehicle. That’s when she approached me: a woman who looked disheveled, standing right...

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3 Degrees of Separation

Posted by Mark Kimbrough on

Mission is a hot word in the Christian world, and it means a lot of things to different people.​For me, mission is about movement. It’s purpose. It’s intention. It’s hard-thought and hard-fought acts of service and love for the greater good.To give it a clear...

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7 Things the Bible Says About New Beginnings

Posted by Rebbecca Marie-Jo Flores on

The feeling of a fresh journal when you press your pen on to the first page. Ripping the tags off a new outfit you want to wear. Unpacking a freshly minted Apple product.There’s something in the human spirit that naturally draws toward new things and fresh beginnings are no different. 2016...

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