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Playing to Win

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Written by Maria Michalowski When I was a little girl, my family liked to go camping, and once the sun had set and the campground got dark, one of our…

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Geocentric

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Written by Gilbert AckermanI can be a bit self-centered.As an introvert I like frequent alone time. As a bachelor I like pizza for dinner three nights a week. As a…

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Dirty Little Secret

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Written by Julie Mikus 75% of us have a dirty little secret. Some of us ignore it, hoping it will go away. Many cry alone. Others know about the dirty little…

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Breakfast with Jesus

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Written by Sarah Graefe A few weeks ago I participated with our crazy-amazing youth retreat called WKND and got to spend time in a small group with 21 pretty incredible…

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God’s Neighborhood

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Written by Melissa MillerThe lyrics from Mr. Roger’s famous opening sequence stuck in my head after only hearing the first few words.  I was flipping channels and a Mr. Roger’s…

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What difference can I make?

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Written by Thomas ManningIn a world of billions of people, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the idea of changing the world. We all want to see change…

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Triumphal Procession

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Written by Dayna Azevedo Have you ever had a ‘word’ that has been on your heart? Maybe a phrase that seems to just be the theme-song to your life? Maybe even…

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Comfort and Joy

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Written by Maria MichalowskiMost of the Christmas Carols that are played over and over during this season have PROFOUND lyrics that proclaim what Christmas is all about. The gospel is…

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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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