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For the Sake of the Children

For the Sake of the Children

This is a guest post by Barb Piel. Barb received her master of arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and formerly served as managing editor and assistant writer in the Creative Ministries Department at Insight for Living Ministries. Barb counts herself especially blessed to have enjoyed more than two decades of ministry in […]

The Hardest Questions to Ask

The Hardest Questions to Ask

I love great, big hugs and hellos, happy celebrations with hearty laughter. But I dread goodbyes. When it comes to family and saying goodbye, I’m a crier. Today was one of those “I’m going to cry and say goodbye” days. My son Austin had arrived at the end of June to help us look after […]

Safety: Can I Count On You?

Safety: Can I Count On You?

I first met Lawrence Daly back in 2010. Larry was working with a mutual friend of ours to investigate a sexual assault case. The victim was a child with disabilities. They were working out of an office next to mine, so I occasionally drifted over and asked questions. Okay, maybe it was more like a […]

When God Says “No”—Pray This

When God Says “No”—Pray This

When nobody is around and when we’re able to be absolutely honest with ourselves before God, we entertain certain dreams and hopes. We want very much by the end of our days to have ____________________ (fill in the blank). However, it may well be that we will die with that desire unfulfilled. Should that occur, […]

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