Growing Your Faith

The Mechanics of Forgiveness

by Becky Ronquillo on February 20, 2018
The Mechanics of Forgiveness
The Mechanics of Forgiveness God got the glory today and the devil ran with his tail between his boney legs. For the last four days I nursed an offense that came about after some routine car maintenance. $600 later my car ran worse than ever. The young man at the auto place was—I thought—arrogant, condescending and void of any compassion,...
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Shifty Shades of Disgrace

Shifty Shades of Disgrace

by Lori Hartin on February 12, 2018
“My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!” –Proverbs 1:10, NLT Now that—for the most part—my boys are raised, I can focus on being a girl. Translation: I now have...
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Warning Signs

Warning Signs

by Lori Hartin on January 29, 2018
“I will listen to what God the Lord will say. For He will speak peace to His people, to those who are right with Him. But do not let them turn again to foolish things.” –Psalm 85:8, NLV I could...
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Take It Off

Take It Off

by Lori Hartin on October 19, 2017
“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the...
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The F Word

The F Word

by Lori Hartin on September 1, 2017
I used to hate sitting down to do it. But it had to be done. It was the inevitable “lessons learned” de-briefing that followed every ministry event. And while my team could celebrate the...
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The Perfect Outfit

The Perfect Outfit

by Guest Blogger Betty Predmore on August 18, 2017
“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ…” –Romans 13:14, NLT   We women worry about what we wear. We fuss over our outfits, making sure we look good and...
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And The Winners Are...

And The Winners Are...

by Lori Hartin on July 13, 2017
2017 Ruth & Naomi Scholarships AWARDEDWE ARE SO EXCITED to announce our 2017 Recipients of the RUTH & the NAOMI scholarships! The Ruth & Naomi Scholarship programs are part of our...
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Removing the Grave Clothes

Removing the Grave Clothes

by Lori Hartin on June 7, 2017
I thought everything was fine.   After all, God had restored me. Literally. Physically. Spiritually. Emotionally.   After four years of intense and continuous trials that included the...
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Deeply Rooted & Transformed

Deeply Rooted & Transformed

by Lori Hartin on May 17, 2017
A quick look at the word root in an online dictionary and I found this definition: the essential core.   It is with this definition in mind that I considered the impact of Everbloom—Stories...
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Whosoever

Whosoever

by Lori Hartin on April 23, 2017
If I had been doing what I was supposed to be doing, I would have never seen it.   Driving home from another mundane errand and just wanting to avoid the traffic and get home, I was feeling...
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Normal is the New Black

Normal is the New Black

by Lori Hartin on April 5, 2017
I received an amazing call one week ago today, and honestly...it has taken me a week to process the impact of that phone call.  Nearly four years ago, I began a journey down an unknown road that...
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Searching for Significance

Searching for Significance

by Lori Hartin on March 17, 2017
The devotional says it best—it’s not who we are, it’s WHOSE we are. I was invited to share this FREE 7-day devotional from my friends at Wycliffe Bible Translators. Searching for Significance is...
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Come to the Altar

Come to the Altar

by Lori Hartin on March 6, 2017
"...from the ashes a new life is born..." --from "O Come to the Altar."   Today, I am reminded that many of us are looking from a heap of ashes. Life has a way of burning us. To all who...
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Perspective in the Pain

Perspective in the Pain

by Lori Hartin on March 3, 2017
“I feel like it’s all a show,” my friend told me. We were discussing a past experience with church. For a moment, I was reminded of Ariel Moore’s remark to her preacher father in the 1984 film...
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A Meal, a Manager...and a Message

A Meal, a Manager...and a Message

by Lori Hartin on January 18, 2017
Because sometimes when you just can’t seem to go on…God sends a message to remind you that you can.   And because sometimes He knows you’ve cried enough tears.   Recently, a friend shared with me...
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