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What Is Faith?

 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Perhaps you don’t even realize you’ve given up. Resignation has replaced the faith in God you once had that your prayers would be answered. Or maybe you … [Read More...]


Lent Week 3 Seeking God

 Have you ever lost something of value that you would have given anything to find? One day my 3-year-old son and I were shopping in a department store. I was pawing through the sales racks looking for bargains, and I turned around to say something to him only to see empty space. In a panic, I called his name and looked up and down the aisles all around us trying to find him. He was nowhere to be seen. … [Read More...]

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Simple Thanks Online Bible Study

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Walk Like an Ephesian Part 6: The Mystery by Mary Kane

Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Marple are some of our most beloved fictional detectives. Everyone enjoys a good mystery! God is also fond of a good mystery! To unlock the mystery of Ephesians chapter 3 , please click on the link:  The Mystery   Image courtesy of stockimages/  

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Take 5! Grace and Peace by Mary Kane

Ties, candles, coffee mugs, jewelry and gift cards. We’ve all received gifts before. But has anyone ever given you a little grace and peace? Jesus is waiting to lavishly bestow grace and peace upon those who love Him! To do the study, Grace and Peace, please click on the link!     “Image courtesy of […]

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Pray Specifically


P.S.~ Pray Specifically: Walk With God by Mary Kane

“Come follow Me.” Jesus calls all of His disciples (you and me included) to come and walk with Him. Walking with Jesus does not come naturally to us, we need to pray for God to help us follow in His footsteps. In order to Pray Specifically to follow Jesus, please click on the link. Pray […]

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2014 Goals Podcast: One Word

Listen in as Mary Kane and Jane VanOsdol of discuss a simple way to set goals for 2014. The book One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page is transforming their goal-setting plans for 2014. Whether you are a seasoned goal setter or you repeatedly fail at […]


The Gifts of the Nativity Podcast

What can we learn from those God called to play a part in the birth of Jesus? Mary, the Magi, the shepherds, Joseph, and Jesus all have important gifts to give us as we seek to understand their roles in the story of the Nativity. Join Mary Kane and Jane VanOsdol of as they […]

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Walking in Truth, Podcast #3: Created for Him!

Thank you for joining us in our Colossians series. Today Mary Kane and I (Jane VanOsdol) will be discussing Colossians 1:13-17. This session finds us exploring how we were each created for God.We also learn that God is involved in every facet of our lives. For such a small book of the Bible, Colossians is […]

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Consider the Lilies

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The Lens of Love

Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.  Psalm 25:7 NLT These words resonated with me a few mornings ago as I was reading them. I had to stop and go over verse 7 a few times to let […]

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