Gabrielle Douglas: Faith Made Her a Champion


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Like all Olympic athletes, Gabby Douglas’ road to the Olympics was paved with determination, hard work and sacrifice. But it was more than that. Gabby’s journey was laid on a foundation of God’s Word and prayer.

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JANAE – NEW POST (chapter 4)

Sammie’s angry and a visit from church people – CHAPTER 4 of ‘JANAE’ has been posted. Check it out now!


Girls of Virtue – Book Three: Janae

During lunch break, Janae left Spiron Prep and drove to pick up Sammie early from his school so they could visit their mom in the hospital. Clouds had replaced the morning sun and soon a dull rain began to fall. When she pulled in front of Houghton Road Elementary, Sammie ran out the front doors, his monster green and black sneakers spraying the spreading water puddles every which way. “Did you hear?” he yelled, swinging open the door to the passenger side.

“About Justin?” Janae questioned.

Sammie dumped his book bag in the back, slid into the seat, and slammed the door. “Yes!” he yelled again. He took off his raindrop spattered glasses and dried them in his sweater. “My entire stupid class knew before I did and they wouldn’t stop calling me the stupid son of some stupid jail-bird. Even Emilie and I thought Emilie liked me. This is easily the most embarrassing day of my eleven years and seven months in existence. I’m not going back to school tomorrow. In fact, I’m never going back. Never! Ever!”

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Women of the Word: Miriam


For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,
I redeemed you from the house of bondage;
And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
- Micah 6:4

Miriam was the older sister of Moses and Aaron. Her story is told in the books of Exodus and Numbers. She is mentioned again in Deuteronomy 24:8-9, 1 Chronicles 6:3, and the verse above, Micah 6:4. Miriam lived during one of the most exciting times in Israel’s history. For the most part, she was a good girl with good qualities and there are several things we can learn from her life.

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Christ In Our Place

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready.

He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway.

We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice.

But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

- Romans 5:6-8 MSG

Read Our Interview With Raquel and Deborah of Neon Plus+


The two European sisters, Kelly (Raquel) and Deb, form the Christian Electronica Dance duo Neon Plus +. They currently reside in Minnesota. They are the daughters of foreign missionaries. Neon Plus + has toured Europe and across the United States performing their high energy Electronica Dance music and also play acoustic sets.

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JANAE – NEW POST (chapter 3)

A hospital visit, a poker faced doctor, and Janae’s father has committed an awful crime – CHAPTER 3 of ‘JANAE’ has been posted. Check it out now!


Girls of Virtue – Book Three: Janae

When Janae arrived at Elevate Grace Church, the ambulances were all gone and only the fire trucks and a few police cars remained. The flames had been put out but the smell of smoke still hung heavy in the air. A large section in the back of the main building which held the sanctuary and church offices had been burned down, along with several cars that had been parked nearby. Twisted, blackened equipment pieces lay smoldering in the wreckage. Most of the people were standing in the open parking lot, still in shock, and waiting for more news on those who had been injured. Others huddled in prayer groups.

Janae spotted Taylor and Sammie standing by Taylor’s car and hurried over to them. “What happened?” she asked.

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Women of the Word (Recap 4)


When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

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