Category Archives: runaways

A Finder’s Fee of Joy

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” (Luke 15:1) “If a man has a … Continue reading

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The Ransom Note

“We collapse in the dust,     lying face down in the dirt. 26 Rise up! Help us!     Ransom us because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 44:25-26, NLT “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others … Continue reading

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given … Continue reading

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A Pastor’s Transformation

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured left) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for … Continue reading

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24/7 Crisis Lines

List of Hotlines–1-800 Phone Numbers In general, hotlines have three things in common: 1) they are available to call 24/7 2) they are 100% confidential 3) they are free Here’s a list of hotlines that may help you in whatever … Continue reading

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