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Yes, 50,000 is a really big number regardless of what you are counting … 50,000 dollars, 50,000 pennies, 50,000 steps, 50,000 cupcakes, or 50,000 light years. These all represent a large amount of something. When we equate it with people though, we might think of a huge sports stadium, a music concert, a town or a city.

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When my wife and I were first married, we lived directly across from Randolph Elementary School, and often saw kids walking to school. One Monday morning, as I walked out the front door of my home to head to work at Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries, I saw a little boy in tears sitting next to his bicycle on our driveway. This little boy was probably 7 or 8 years old at the oldest. I was in a hurry, had a full day of projects and meetings ahead of me and leaving just a bit later than I had intended.

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So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children. Now we call Him, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15 NLT

At 32 years old, Kimberly* was dangerously close to the end of her rope. She had recently made it known that she no longer wished to live and made two serious attempts to take her life.

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The night of the neighborhood Christmas dinner a woman, appearing to wear the hardships of life, approached the uniformed police officer and exchanged a few words. One of the things I heard her say to him was, “Thank you… you have always been there for me.”

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January 31, 2017, Newsletter Features, Post a comment

When most of us think about the date of April 15, our stomachs begin to churn if we have yet to file our income taxes. However, if we run the clock back 104 years earlier to the year 1912, we remember a very different April 15. In the early morning hours on its maiden voyage across the cold North Atlantic Ocean, the RMS Titanic began to sink after having struck an iceberg two hours before.

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December 28, 2016, Newsletter Features, Post a comment