Archive for June, 2009

True Renewal

Last Tuesday morning found me waking up to the sun’s first rays on Wolf Lake and the singing robin outside my open window in the Northwoods. My heart had been craving for this special time of rest, refreshment, and renewal with God so long! I eagerly reached for my Journal and started writing. I...

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A Restored Relationship

I was raised in a Christian household. I have six younger siblings and was home-schooled all the way through high school. I had made many "say the prayer and you're saved" kind of commitments to Christ but I always ended up doubting them. I was never sure of where I'd end up after I died or if I was...

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How to Prepare for a Joyful Marriage

With sixteen wonderful children, the Bates family is rather extraordinary! Listen in as Mr. and Mrs. Bates tell the story of how they got married. In the process they explain what they wish they had known when they were single and how to avoid the temptations that brought unnecessary problems in the...

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How Truth Brought Freedom

The anger, bitterness, depression, and thoughts of suicide that Ben experienced, along with narcolepsy and related medical conditions, were traced back to physical abuse that he experienced in his childhood. Wrong Responses Ben responded with anger and bitterness, along with closing people off and...

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Photos from the June Girls’ Journey

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Conviction and Cleansing the Soul

It’s 12:00 am. I lay staring at my computer. Just minutes ago I was startled awake by what? I have no idea. After tossing and turning for several minutes, I found it impossible to go back to sleep while talking to God, so I decided to get up and document this part of my spiritual journey. I had...

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He Still Loves Me!

Before I went on the Journey, I felt myself dying. I saw the road I was on, and I knew where it was going. Pain was controlling my entire life. I was helpless, struggling, and losing myself. If I continued down that path, I would have become a monster. I could not live with myself if I ended up...

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June 2009 Girls’ Journey

This group of young ladies is spending this week seeking the Lord at the  Northwoods Conference Center in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Please be praying for them! "Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually" (I Chronicles 16:11).

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Lost in the Northwoods

It was on the Thursday of our Journey and our assignment was to take a one-hour walk to commune with God. I left out with my map showing the path I was to take. After starting off good and showing some of the other guys the way to get on the right trail, I came across a shortcut and decided to take...

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