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Up’s and Down’s of Parenting

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The following is a a discussion adapted from the final chapter of the book “Sticky Faith” by Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark. As you read, please keep in mind that this is from the final chapter and the preceding chapters covered a lot of best practices, practicals and extensive research. Therefore, this […]

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Made Perfect in Weakness

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By: Denise Goodman, Southern CT In May 2021, I celebrated 31 years as a follower of Christ! I still marvel each day that I made it past one year, much less to see three decades approaching. I grew up without any knowledge of or exposure to God and lived my life with the sole aim […]

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Love in Action

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Love in Action By: John Rountree (Southern CT chapter leader for Hope Worldwide) Romans 12:9-13 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  […]

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True Strength

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By: Deanna Reda, Southern CT What is true strength anyway? When you think of strength or someone who is strong, what is your first thought or visual? Mine is usually men who are physically strong with bulging muscles who have never lost a battle. For example, Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse, Mel Gibson in Braveheart, Dwayne […]

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Inside Out: The Peace of Jesus

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By: Octavia Oliver, Southern CT Some definitions before we dive in: eiréné (i-ray’-nay) ~ one, peace, quietness, rest; from eirō, “to join, tie together into a whole“kosmos (kos’-mos) ~ the world, universe; worldly affairs; the inhabitants of the world; adornment.kardia (kar-dee’-ah) ~ the heart; mind, character, inner self, will, intention, center. “the affective center of our being”deiliaó (di-lee-ah’-o) ~ to shrink, […]

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Spiritual Protective Equipment

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These days everyone knows what “personal protective equipment” (PPE)  is. Over the past year, people have gone to great lengths to get masks and gloves and anything else that would protect them from getting sick. That’s why the cleaning supply aisles were continually sparse throughout the past year and why people were cutting up t-shirts […]

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God Is With You Through it All

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God sets the lonely in families – Psalm 68:6a This past year and a half, we have been isolated and separated from the loving hugs and face-to-face time with those who care about us. But even things opening up won’t change the truth that no matter how many friends we have, we can still feel […]

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How is Your Spiritual Engine?

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By: Rick Velez, Southern CT Read Psalm 5 1 Listen to my words, Lord,    consider my lament.2 Hear my cry for help,    my King and my God,    for to you I pray. 3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;    in the morning I lay my requests before you    and wait expectantly.4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;    with you, evil people are not […]

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Letting Go: Where Faith Meets Surrender

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Faith through Surrender By: Southern CT: Adapted from a sermon by Jeff Schachinger Genesis 22:1-19 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he replied.2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will […]