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Written by Beth Allen
4 Ways to Grow Closer to God During Lent

We often think of Lent as the time of year when we give something up.  But what if, instead, we made changes in habits instead? What if we took up something, rather than gave something up? When I lived in San Antonio, Texas, I attended the annual re-enactment of Christ’s… Read More

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For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

Written by Ed Hatch

Success in any context requires overcoming obstacles. In our work life or in our spiritual life, to achieve or accomplish anything significant means doing hard things. Doing hard things means asking hard questions. The struggle is part of the transformation. This is as true for organizations as it is for… Read More

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See As God Sees

Written by Staff Writer

The author in Psalm 10 conveys feelings many of us can relate to today. He mourns the evil in the world, the pain and suffering caused by wicked people. He expresses frustration over the prevalence of evil and doubt in God’s active presence. Why, Lord, do you stand far off?… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Lent: From Event to Journey

The old joke asks, ”Why did the chicken cross the road?” The punch line is so basic that a young child gets it. Everybody knows, even a chicken wants to go somewhere. The chicken has a plan and it has to travel, for that plan to come to fruition. On… Read More

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Why Does Lent Matter?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

In two days, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday. It’s considered one of the most important days on the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent (March 1-April 13 this year), which is a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer. The time culminates with… Read More

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Food for Your Family Devotional Series

Written by whiteboard

FREE Devotional For Subscribers Biblical insights from the experts on conquering life’s trials—God’s way! Start 2016 right with Food for the Hungry’s new family email devotionals. We’re beginning January looking at how you can develop the Fruits of the Spirit. First… Read More

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