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Behind Our Smiles Podcast!

Behind Our Smiles Podcast   Have you ever seen those picture-perfect images on social media and wonder what went on right before or after the shot? There’s always more story…

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His Love Never Fails

His Love Never Fails Have you ever been in a place where you doubted God’s love for you? When He seemed far away? I’ve been there too. Sometimes when tough…

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The Unfolding – Page 40 (From the archive) – Sarah Derocha

As a Level 1 trauma nurse, Sarah Derocha had been trained to handle life and death situations. On a medical mission trip to a remote area of Bolivia, she was…

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Waiting With Expectation – by Joe Buchanan

Waiting With Expectation By Joe Buchanan   I’ve been reflecting on this verse a lot this year as we have been focused on what it means to RISE UP with…

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Fifty Years of God’s Grace

Fifty Years of God’s Grace   My wife, Tara, reminded me earlier this year that I was turning 50 this month. Fifty! How did that happen? I have to tell…

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You Had Me at Hello

You Had Me at Hello by Tara Buchanan   When we got our first dog, Wonder, a few years ago, we all loved to watch how excited she would get…

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The Unfolding – Page 91 – Captain Kyle Swanson

“Pray for our troops.”  It’s a phrase we often see on social media, a bumper sticker, or a yard sign.  But Captain Kyle Swanson saw that phrase come to life.  During his time…

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A Christ-Centered Marriage

A Christ-Centered Marriage by Tara Buchanan Everyone wants the secret to a happy marriage. If you just do a, b, and c, your marriage will succeed. But we all know…

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The Unfolding: Page 88 – Laura Piraino

No matter what you go through, as long as you are holding on to Jesus, you can stand.  That seemed to be the recurring theme of the Bible stories Laura…

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You Are Not Forgotten

You Are Not Forgotten By Joe Buchanan Every year as Mother’s Day approaches, the commercials can make every mother seem so perfect. And if you didn’t have that experience, it…

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Time To Talk?

Time To Talk? By Joe Buchanan Tara and I love our morning routine of sharing a cup of coffee together before I leave for work. We spend about 20 minutes…

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Page 84 – Lydia Laird

For so long there has been a stigma around issues of mental health, including among believers in Jesus.  For many of us, we assume depression and anxiety are issues we can…

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