You Can't Always Get What You Want

Written by Riley McEacharn

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”Delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

I distinctly remember being in youth at Dunn Church of God (along with 5 other students) and hearing, "Kids! If you just pray, God will give you what you ask for."
Twelve years later, I realize that message may be told to children to instill hope, but somewhere along the way it becomes more of a fairy-tale than a promise. Of course, I know I serve a God who wants to pour out blessings and see His children with joy, but I'm no longer....

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How Mindfulness Improved my Relationship with Jesus

Written by Taylor McMahon

Like most Westernized Christians, the word meditation sounded very foreign to me. I conjured up images of mountaintop temples with coy ponds, and bald men sitting cross-legged on the floor meditating. I’m sure some version of that may be true, but that vision of the word, meditation, has distorted what it means in its’ most true form; continued thought - reflection and contemplation...

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Thankful in the Wilderness

Written by Tay Ruth

God sometimes reveals Himself through our daily lives and if we are not attuned to His ways, we may miss it. A couple of years ago, I recognized that everything in my life kept pointing back to verses on being thankful. This was confusing for me because I was going through something that I was positive I was not thankful for. However, God continually sought my heart to remind me that I am to be thankful in all circumstances...

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Knocking Holes in the Darkness

Written by Weldon Bares

Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite writers. As a kid I especially loved “Treasure Island.” As an adult, I see the wisdom and truth of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”...

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