Christians Leak

Diane Karchner

The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~Hebrews 4:12 {ESV} When I first started to seriously memorize Bible verses a few years ago, the first one…

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Comforted to Comfort

The first 20 years of our 40+ year marriage we were broke. Dead broke. Bankruptcy-near, foreclosure-imminent broke. Store brand boxed mac ‘n cheese broke. To this day, I shudder at the thought of the packet of ‘cheese’ flavoring that poured all over those noodles each night. The light at the end of the tunnel was…

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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Several years ago, I taught a Wednesday night Bible class to third and fourth graders. There was no specific curriculum so I made up my own. I decided to start with the first page of the Bible and work my way through, hitting all the major stories I’d learned as a child and tying them…

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God’s Power in Words

God's Word is Alive and Active

I have never been much of a Bible verse memorizer. My Bible awareness had an ‘it’s in there‘ approach. I could find ‘the biggies’ easily in my Bible because I had underlined and starred and arrowed them, but I could not quote my God. I could not pour His word-for-word truth into another, or into…

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