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On Suicide

Research suggests that up to 5% of the population (1 of every 20 people) may at least be thinking about the possibility of suicide.  The good news: For most, suicidal thoughts ease as their situation changes, as they learn to cope, or as they develop new ways to see their challenges. But some will actually

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Living With Abortion

I had an abortion nine years ago. It still haunts me to this day.  The abortion providers convinced me that abortion would fix my situation. They convinced me that it would open up doors to great opportunities. But really, it tore me apart to my core. Before that day that I sat in the clinic

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Healing the Abortion Heart

Young people who grow up in a church are at risk for abortion. A recent Lifeway Research survey found that nearly 4 out of 10 women who have had abortions were attending church at least once a month.  Another survey by the Guttmacher Institute shows that 54% of women who have abortions identify as Christian.

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Arrow Corps

The concept of Arrow Corps started a couple of years ago. As the CLB Mission Team worked through a strategic planning process, we recognized two significant needs in our denomination: 1) We have many churches that are in plateau or decline and 2) we do not have any denomination-sponsored ministry opportunities designed especially for either

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Who Builds Your Value

I have a small but functional collection of hand tools on the work bench in my basement. The tool I most prize is probably my cordless drill. It’s the one that gets used all the time. Its many nicks and scuffs tell the stories of numerous projects throughout the years. I have other tools, too—a

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On Mission

One time Jesus’ disciple Philip wanted to see God. I would like to see God too. I think it is a very human desire. I see so much that is negative. Every day I see sickness and suffering. I see perversion and hatred. I see death. Sometimes I also see love and joy, but like

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