When Life Is Painful, But God Is Still Working

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Part of my job at STAR is to manage the Prayer Wall. While I love having the opportunity to offer prayer to those who need it, the burden of hearing about all the suffering and loss that people in our community experience sometimes grows heavy. This week alone, I prayed for a parent who has…

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Do You Feel A Million Miles Away from God?

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The government has been taking photos of us. A few years ago, NASA’s Cassini Telescope snapped this photo of you and me, as the telescope approached Saturn. The brighter blue dot near the center of the photo is us – planet earth! It’s easy to look at a photo like this and be impressed with…

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The Hidden Lesson in Jesus and Lazarus’ Story: Doing What We Can Do

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So I’m going to keep this short, because short is good. Jesus told short stories, and I love that. Short is powerful. Maybe you know the Lazarus story already? Jesus raises him from the dead in John 11. Think about that: Lazarus has no blood flow. His brain is done. His organs are already disorganized.…

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When You Feel Hopeless and Discouraged, You Need To Cry Out To Jesus

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I have so much fun talking with you! Most afternoons, I share “One Truth” on my radio show. As you tune in for hope and inspiration, I can always find the same from my online friend Kim Jones-Pothier. Not too long ago, she said: “Never be afraid or embarrassed to struggle! We’ve all been in a…

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