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APRIL 2005 ISSUE HOMEPAGE
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A Breath of Fresh Air
A Merry Heart
A Woman's World
A Word in Season
Acting Up
As I Imitate Christ
Cyber Walk
Faith Seekers
Golden Apples
Heaven Bound
Just Between Men
Take it to Heart
Teen Truth
The Joy of Family
The Parents'
Survival Guide

The Rhythm of Life
The Treehouse
Through Their Eyes
'Tis the Season
We Are the Church
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Teresa Lee Rainey
Take it to Heart
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Take to heart "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (St. Matthew 6:19-21 KJV)

Treasure Seeker
By Teresa Lee Rainey

Iím not satisfied
Seeking worldly possessions.
Attaining treasures?
Earthly wealth leaves emptiness.
True riches canít be measured.


Counting riches seemed simple enough to me. The check came in twice a month and that same money went right back out to pay the bills. The treasures attained through those bills were necessities, right? We had a roof over our heads, food on the table, adequate transportation, and current, Ďcriticalí communication devices.

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Pieces of Godís Heart
By DeAnna Brooks

In the dark seasons of the night, of the soul, when a restiveness wraps icily about me, and wonít let loose, whispering aloneness and desperation and fear in my attentive ear, speak loudly to my heart; remind me, LORD, of the truth. You formed me! The Ever-Existent, the Eternal One, reached deep within that secret chamber where only a promise of me lay, and there, Divine Potter, You laid hold of what I would be, fashioning, forming, molding into shape every cell, every nuance of my being.

While You fashioned, You saw, but in seeing You did not withdraw Your hand. Did Your tears mix with the clay of my frame as You perceived each time I would turn away from You, from Your love, from the sweetness of Your voice, my ears deafened by the call of so many other suitors?

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Take to heart A Heart Cleansed By Him
By Noeíl Kline

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalms 51:10 KJV)

I think one of the best ways to describe what happens when Jesus comes into your heart is that it is like cleaning the bathroom. Why the bathroom and not the kitchen? Well, because the bathroom is generally the most disgusting part of the house, and in many cases, an unclean heart is all the more so.

Yesterday I cleaned my bathroom and painted it. As I found myself on my knees, bent over the bathtub to scrub away the grime, I thought about how many of us get in the same position to ask God to make us clean inside.

In some areas that I scrubbed, the dirt came right off easily. Other areas I had to work a little harder to make the stain disappear. Likewise, some sins in our life will almost magically disappear when we ask for Godís help, but then there are others that, although they may not disappear all at once, we can be sure that the Almighty is scrubbing at them to take them away.

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