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By LIBBO CROSSWHITE   Why we can choose connection over comparison   “I could run a thousand miles to win the race of life But what’s the value without You? I could write a thousand psalms...

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MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Why reliance is better than confidence

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MODERN MOTHERHOOD — A spiritual wellness check for teens and adults

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MODERN MOTHERHOOD — A ‘Dawgs in 3’ mentality

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MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Possums, MSU baseball, and living as children of God’s delight

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LET’S TALK IT OVER — An open letter to the heart of men

By BRANDEN HENRY An open letter to the heart of men   When was the last time you felt alive? And I mean really ALIVE. Not just the excitement of buying a new thing, watching a great game or...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Hope for the grieving on Father’s Day

By LIBBO CROSSWHITE   Hope for the grieving on Father’s Day   The older I get, the more I value learning about the character of Christ. The snippets of Him throughout the Old Testament...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Hope for when you strike out as a mom

By LIBBO CROSSWHITE   Hope for when you strike out as a mom        “I TRIED MY BEST!”  she said through tears as the softball game ended. Last inning, down one, two outs, bases loaded,...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — How to fight for your child in a cancel culture

By DR. CATHERINE P. PHILLIPPI How to fight for your child in a cancel culture        How many followers do I have? Every grade I make is critical. What if I don’t make the team? Why am I so...

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