A Servant's Heart for Women in Crisis

An Interview with Aimee Murphy, Client Advocate for Daybreak Ministries   F O R  3 0  Y E A R S , Aimee Murphy has served in a variety of ways with Daybreak Ministries (a faith-based pregnancy medical clinic). Her favorite, though, has been through serving as a Client Advocate. Aimee believes she’s living out her faith in Christ by being invol...
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Is Your Home Covered?

How praying over every room, lifted anxious heart.   I was a city girl all my life until we moved to the country, an hour north of the town we had called home for over 25 years. We traded the sound of sirens for no sound at all, unless cock-a-doodle-doos count. Civilization, (aka Starbucks), was now a forty-five-minute round-trip instead of fi...
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How to Vacation and Not Break the Bank

I don’t know about you, but I love a vacation. Whether it’s for a day or a week, at home or out of town, I love to simply unplug and get away from the mundane. We all dream of taking a vacation, but many of you may think it is not in the budget right now. That may be true, but before you give up on the concept all-together, let me share some vac...
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A Change of HeART

It was time. Time to turn the page, ending the chapter of my career as a financial assistant to begin the next chapter of my life—retirement. Retiring was not easy. Like so many others, I struggled with what to do with my time. For years my hands typed, shuffled papers, receipts, columns, and ledgers to produce good work, and now my hands ached ...
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Meet Leré

My name is Leré Robinson. I’ve spent over 20 years helping people turn from dieting and denial to experiencing the benefits of balance and health. I believe the Lord has given me the vehicle of wellness to share the love of Christ with others. OUT OF AFRICA It’s been 12 years since we first arrived in the United States from South Africa. For th...
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Quiddity - Something You Can Rub Your Nose In

I HAVE A GOOD FRIEND named Ches. When introduced to anything new, he will bring it to his nose to smell it. Until recently, I thought this quite odd, but now I’m seeing he may be on to something. I was introduced to the word “quiddity” in C.S. Lewis’ autobiography, Surprised by Joy. Of his friend, A. K. Hamilton Jenkins, Lewis wrote that he “see...
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He Made Me Smile

I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.ISAIAH 41:10B I put my car in reverse to leave my best friend’s house as I do most weeks. Every time I look in the rearview mirror, I say out loud, “I am not sad. I am not sad. I am not sad.” Today was different, though. Her disease has progressed much more, and as I put the c...
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Internal Messages - Truth or Lie?

OUR INTERNAL RECEIVERS pick up messages as we move through life. These “messages” shape our perception of who we think we are. Was there a certain kid who teased you as a child, a negative statement repeated from a family member or friend? Or perhaps you suffered some type of abuse. How did your mind interpret those internal messages or events i...
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Falling Through the Cracks

February, 1956 I had just arrived at the state office and was immediately sent out on my next social work case: four children, abandoned in a shack, tied up with ropes, and bleeding. When no one responds to my knock, trembling, I slowly open the front door and step inside. Gasping at the stench, I cover my mouth in disbelief. Newspapers are scat...
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