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 By Sue Carlisle    Perspectives 

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

I cried out to God for help when everything I knew about serving Him fell out from under me. I discovered that the spiritual leader I had trusted for over 20 years lived a lie. He... — Updated 3/16/2018


Illuminating the Doubt

I knew they wouldn't believe me, and I began to get a little anxious. I looked up to the light fixture and calculated the distance. I figured by using the toilet to climb onto the... — Updated 3/16/2018

 By Jean Davis    Perspectives 

Water: the Perfect Beverage

The first time anyone ever served me water with a meal, I was in tenth grade and was eating with Judy N's family. I don't remember what we had for supper, but I do remember the... — Updated 3/16/2018


Alvina Begay, Elite runner (b. 1980)

The eldest of five children, Alvina Begay was born on the Navajo Indian Reservation to Alvin and Wanda Begay in Ganado, Arizona. She learned responsibility early: while her mother... — Updated 3/16/2018


Missiles in Paradise

What would you do if you had nine minutes to live? My wife and I were in Hawaii. I was preparing to speak the next day. I know, it's a tough life. All that sand in your shorts.... — Updated 3/16/2018

 By Crying Wind    Perspectives 

The Legend of Big Foot

Legends about Big Foot or Sasquatch have been around for hundreds of years. If you mention Big Foot, everyone immediately knows who or what you are talking about. Most people don't... — Updated 3/16/2018


When Your Child Walks Away

"I don't have to put up with this. I'm outta here!" Amber* stomped to her room in the lower level of our home. I don't remember what the issue was, but I do remember my... — Updated 3/16/2018


Healing the Heart through Grief

Whenever we experience some sort of grief, loss or trauma our body, soul and spirit want to run and hide and try to cover the pain-or try to numb or forget the pain. Yet, when we lo... — Updated 3/16/2018

 By Becky Kew    Perspectives 

Pizza folly and the Gospel

Canadian news featured a story in February about a Domino's pizza delivery man. While he was in an elevator, taking an order of pizza for the purchasers' enjoyment, he apparently... — Updated 3/16/2018


What The Dog Left Behind

A knot formed in my stomach. I had nowhere to go, so I just turned around and faced the back of the cage. I knew he could see me, but I was too embarrassed to face him. Ad Seg (the... — Updated 1/4/2018


Words for the Wise

Wise spiritual warriors, young and old, study the words given to us by Creator God. If you'd like to read all the way through the Bible this year, cut out this bookmark and keep it... — Updated 1/4/2018


Look at Who I Am

Do you ever regret choices you've made? Do you wonder if God exists, and, if so, why you are in such a mess? Has a self-proclaimed Christian ever seriously wounded you or led you... — Updated 1/4/2018


Happy New Year-Indian Style

Every year I celebrate the Kickapoo New Year. It comes randomly on a different date every year so my family and friends never know when they'll get a call from me saying, "Happy... — Updated 1/4/2018

 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

A New Year Can Bring New Things!

Once again we find ourselves in a new year! It’s amazing to think that we are living approximately 2018 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s Son! God’... — Updated 1/4/2018


Big Hairy Deal

Have you ever complained? My daughter worked as a server, so she knows a little about complaints. Here are a few grievances aired in eateries. I think it's important to tell you tha... — Updated 1/4/2018


Healing the Heart Through Correction

Second Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV) in God’s holy book tells us, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in... — Updated 1/4/2018


Laugh Again

How much do you know about Christmas? Here's a chance to find out. Circle your best guess, check your answers, then impress your friends. 1) Which is the name of one of Santa's... — Updated 11/16/2017


Soaring Above

Born in Atlanta, Texas, in 1893, Elizabeth (Bessie) Coleman was the 10th of 13 children. Her parents, George (Cherokee heritage) and Susan Coleman (African-American heritage) were s... — Updated 11/16/2017


Giving our best at Christmas

I was excited. I was going to have a Christmas party for the first time in years. I'd invited six ladies in my church, and I'd bought a gift and a beautiful candle for each of... — Updated 11/16/2017


Christmas in Chaos

Brightly-lit trees, merry songs and glitzy packages seem like noisy intruders into a world whipped apart by hurricanes, crumbled by earthquakes, scorched by wildfires and wounded... — Updated 11/16/2017


The Zoo Cage Prophet

Magical! A prism of color exploded, and now danced with glee. The once beat-down and filthy had been awakened, lifted, cleansed and polished. What was being choked, causing a slow... — Updated 11/16/2017

 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Earthquakes in December

In December, 2001, I was in a 7.6 earthquake in El Salvador. Many people died all around me. Thankfully; I was not inside a building but was outside in the country and did not have... — Updated 11/16/2017


Healing the heart through sufferings

In God's love letter to us, in the ancient holy book called the Bible, we see our spiritual ancestor Paul talking about sufferings. We usually want to avoid sufferings and either... — Updated 11/16/2017



They had traveled for miles early in the morning, in wet weather, just to visit me. Everything had gone as planned so far . . . until . . . until they faced an ugly evil villain... — Updated 10/5/2017


Healing the Heart through Working

One of our spiritual ancestors named Paul wrote in the holy book called the Bible some wisdom on how to approach the work that we do in this life. There are different categories of... — Updated 10/5/2017


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