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Katie Eats: Fall is here!

Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. I love the beauty God created in the changing of the seasons. As soon as the temperature starts to drop, I begin cooking our fall favorites. I’ve created healthier versions of these cool weather recipes with less sugar. They have
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Holy Disruptions

  God interrupts a family’s life trajectory and gives them a new vision and plan Our lives were comfortably under control — at least as much as they can be with three young children and another on the way. Henry had left his law practice in West Columbia, South Carolina to
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Three Encounters, a Deeper Faith

In just one week, God proved His power and answered some questions that had been swirling around in my mind. How can I share my faith? Will anyone even listen to me? I was constantly wallowing in a pit of self-doubt. In the midst of my self-doubt, I pulled into a Chick-fil-A
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Be Brave

Words Whispered to Shrink Her Fear “Be brave.” The gentle whisper tugged at my heart for what seemed like forever. For a girl whose biggest struggle is fear, being brave isn’t exactly something I practice on a regular basis. But, I was certain I’d heard God call me to walk boldly
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The Stranger in the Mirror

My friend, Heidi, saved my life. Literally. While I was still a high school senior, some band buddies of mine who had already graduated and attained positions in the Carolina Band assured me of one thing: If you are in the band, you will drink alcohol. I was strong in my faith
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Who Knows? A Struggle With Perfection Or Nothing

I grow deaf to the whisper of the Holy Spirit. I forget that life is a journey with God. He doesn’t save us and send us on our way. He walks with us. My days are so busy and so full of opportunities to fall, but God reminds me again and again that my job is to follow His lead and
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Katie Eats: Why Fast?

Throughout the Bible we see examples of people fasting. Biblical fasting always has to do with restricting food for a spiritual purpose. When we intentionally focus on prayer instead of food, God will strengthen our spirit and self-control, all the while drawing us closer to Him.
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Prayer and the Political Arena

Former Presidential Candidate Governor Mike Huckabee shares with Living Real his insight on praying for our leaders. Back in college, while studying for a career in television news, I knew I wanted to be a White House correspondent. I grew up watching the news and listening to
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Staying Focused in a World of Distractions

What I learned from observing hotel housekeepers I love to travel! In the early years of our marriage, I stayed home and raised children while my husband did a lot of traveling in connection with his job. Now that we’re in the empty-nest years, one of the great joys of my life is
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Live Like Your Mic is On

The room was set up for several hundred people. The event coordinator had asked me to arrive 30 minutes early for a sound check. As usual, the sound technician was spot on and our scheduled 30-minute prep time was a mere five. After checking my lapel mic, he headed back to the
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The Cost of Cultural Compromise

Excerpt from the book “Silent No More”* By Dr. Wayne J. Edwards For the past 40 years, “Confessing Christians” have become fearfully silent regarding the advancement of secularism and evil in our society. Some Christians have been silent because they have a false view
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A Lost Art: The 16:14 Project

All around me I have witnessed people using their talents and gifts to do amazing things. I’ve watched football players give glory to God after a remarkable play. I’ve heard musicians sing and play praise to Christ, and observed artists’ paintings that have left me in awe. “Let
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The Church, Race, and Reconciliation

On opposite ends of Columbia, South Carolina, two pastors shepherd two very different churches. The Meeting Place Church International is an African-American congregation, led by Bishop Eric Freeman. Trinity Baptist Church is a predominantly white congregation, led by Dr. Eddie
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My Midlife Crisis: The Icing on the Cake

Have you ever gone through a season in life that required you to take it up a notch? Maybe something completely out of your control occurred or a simple feeling of discontentment caused you to shake things up on your own. Maybe change took you by surprise or maybe you signed up
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There is No Box

One of my favorite movies is “The Matrix,” starring Keanu Reaves. In one scene, Neo (played by Reaves) is given instructions by a child bending a spoon with his mind. The only way to bend the spoon is to realize one very important thing: there is NO spoon. For years, we have been
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