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Saint Augustine described Paul’s conversion as “the violent capture of a rebel will.” Before God could use Paul for His purposes, He had to humble and reshape the man into His image. When Jesus Christ showed up in Paul’s life and called Him to a new way of living, Paul responded in faith. Paul was
By Kelly Basham While browsing an outdoor clearance event at a local antique store, a set of metal serving trays caught my attention. The trays had pictures of elegantly dressed ladies sitting down for tea. The price tag read, “$2.00 for the pair.” I was surprised by the price and that they were included in
By Erinn Karpovck A book with blank pages. I sometimes wonder if that’s my story. But if God is the perfect Author of life, this simply can’t be true. When I was 29, my husband left. He filed for divorce, and I was thrust into the starting line of singleness again. My feet were eager,
By Sarah Koontz When I was fourteen, the enemy planted a lie in my heart that grew undetected for nearly two decades. One day after school, I sat in the wing-backed chair in the corner of my mother’s home office. I remember it like it was yesterday. My mom was on a business call. When
By Margaret Kemp Acceptance by the world isn’t automatic. You have to earn it, and—spoiler alert—the world grades on a curve. I was five years old when I came face-to-face with this unpleasant reality. I’d just started school, and a classmate invited me to her birthday party. I stared wide-eyed as my classmate opened each
By Amanda Bridle I recently confessed to a friend that I was in a dark place. Something I felt God called me to wasn’t going as I expected. In fact, if you looked at the results of my efforts from a worldly perspective, you might even categorize it as a failure. I admitted I had