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Better to give than to receive?

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Written by Joe Schafer We have likely all heard the phase “It is more blessed to give than to receive” from Acts 20:35. This is a powerful concept, but it can…

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The Gift of Laughter

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Written by Julie Mikus“At least I made you laugh,” were the words my late mother-in-law often said to her family. Oh, how these words were true! I don’t think I…

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Beating Holiday Stress

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Written by Melissa Miller“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…... everywhere you go…” As I write this, there are 42 days till Christmas- the most wonderful time of the…

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Thoughts From a New Campus Pastor

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Written by Gregg JacobsEight weeks ago, I launched the newest campus of Allison Park Church in Butler, Pa. So far, we have had new guests and salvations every week! We…

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When He Walks Into a Room

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Written by Sarah Graefe Reality check: In October 2015, my dad passed away.  There. I’ve said it: the hard part. The handful of words that, when I allow myself to truly…

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Our Pains, God’s Miracles

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Written by Thomas Manning Have you ever given birth? If you’re a guy, I sure hope your answer is no! But for any of us who are parents, we’ve all experienced…

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How my dog taught me about God

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Written by Bethany Jarmul Buddy is a small, black dog with beady eyes and two insatiable desires- cuddling and chewing on shoes, toys, and even fingers. He weighs about 10…

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If Jesus was on Facebook

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Written by Bill MillerOne of my favorite things to do when I read the Bible, is to try and place myself in the moment. I imagine staring out over the…

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Silence

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Written by Gilbert Ackerman Silence is golden.I’m sure all the moms of young children said ‘amen’ in their heads as they read that sentence.Silence is peaceful. Silence is recharging. Silence is…

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Regret

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Written by Maria Michalowski Regret:  A feeling often accompanied by sadness, shame, and guilt; regret is when you wish you had done things differently in your past.Who doesn’t have regrets?  Who…

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If you can’t beat them, join them!

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Written by Joe Schafer Turn off that device and go outside and play! This is the sound that you can hear coming from many of the houses with small children. I…

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Who are you at war with?

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Written by John HoltWorld magazine reported the story of a man named Timothy who is fighting a war with his cable company.  He is suing the company, claiming they have…

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What Inspires You?

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Written by Julie Mikus Several months ago I received a night-time phone call from a close friend. It was one of those phone calls when you answer you just know something…

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Serving with Your Kids

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Written by Chris GriffinI really love what God does through our church family in our Kingdom Builders projects each year. I’m sure you expect me to write something like that,…

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Strength in Numbers

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Written by Anna Aiken Summer is one of my favorite seasons because my long awaited date with the beach will soon become a reality. I love the sounds of the crashing…

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