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The Path Not Taken

I grew up attending a Nazarene church in Indiana. I was saved at seven, baptized at fourteen, and early in life felt called into ministry. I was set to go to Olivet Nazarene College, with my life wide open before me. My trust in God felt unshakeable and I was chomping at the bit to pursue the ministry. A dark…
February 8, 2017
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Trust and Obey

"I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction.  You have known the distress of my soul." Psalm 31:7 "Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey." Running through my head were these words from a favorite childhood song—a song that I hadn't…
February 8, 2017
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Walking the Last Mile Together

The battle began in 1976. Ann entered the hospital to remove a benign cyst, and instead had a radical mastectomy. The innocent-looking cyst hid a developing cancer. She recovered with no further treatments, except therapy exercises. We rejoiced in her cancer-free status until a day in August, 2008, when Ann called me at my job and invited me out to…
March 1, 2017