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Wanda Huff

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s something that we should be aware of every day. One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Our guest today is a breast cancer survivor. On December 11, 2021, Wanda Huff received her final treatment after 2 years and 8 months. Today, she shares her story of diagnosis, treatment, encouragement, strength and hope, and life after cancer!

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Limited Faith

Do you doubt God? I do sometimes. Intellectually I know God can do anything, yet my mind can also see situations I deem to be impossible. Even for God.

When I doubt, I’m limiting God’s ability to act. Faith is, as it is said, what we hope for and cannot see. When God goes countercurrent and does something in my life I didn’t believe He could, I’m quick to say thank you and ask forgiveness for my doubt. I guess my memory is short, because I repeat the same scenario again and again!

Jesus told us to pray expectantly, as if we have already received it. And you know what? It works!

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God’s Voice

God is still speaking to us. Sometimes He uses other people to get a message to us, while other times we might get His word from something we read. But He isn’t silent, even during the times we aren’t talking to Him.

There’s a lot of noise in the world. Talking heads, blow hard politicians and negative people can consume our energy if we let them. Spend some time in silence every day. Clarity comes when you eliminate the noise…

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My Interview With The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton

The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton has a remarkable humility about him. In our conversation, we discussed his calling to the ministry, his challenges getting there, the “rules of religion,” and how God has always shown up. Have you ever wondered how a pastor gives a eulogy for someone they don’t know? Or are you curious about how prayer works? It’s all there and more in our interview.

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Healing

When I was a teenager, my life was full of anger, hatred and resentment. I couldn’t wait to get out of my cruel, sometimes violent home life. I stuffed down a lot of my feelings during these years because I wasn’t “allowed” to feel them. When I finally got free at 18 and moved out, I thought I was leaving my past behind. I thought wrong.

The trauma from the past resurfaces from time to time. Our minds are such incredible supercomputers, lighting fast and efficient at knowing what we need to live fully. We are automatically hardwired to live the way our Creator designed us to live.

Wounds from the past bubble to the top, and we can either face them or stuff them back down. They will return, but our brains know when to allow them to resurface. The wounds appear when we are ready to heal from them. The timing is perfect. Trust the timing…

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Legacy

On the morning of April 20, 1999 two dark and disturbed young men ended the lives of 12 students and one teacher. The Columbine High School massacre will be etched in our minds and hearts forever.
Rachel Joy Scott was the first child killed that day. Rachel was a unique girl. She didn’t care about popularity, and reached out to other students: kids who were new, kids getting picked on and special needs students. Her ongoing life and legacy is shown through Rachel’s Challenge, the largest, most impactful in-school program in the world which creates safer, more connected schools.
Rest In Peace, Rachel. You did not die in vain…

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Religion

I don’t believe in organized religion. Religion has been used to hurt people. Personally, I follow Jesus and try to live up to the example He set for us. Jesus was a radical, saying things like “love your enemies,” and “pray for those who persecute you.” One thing He didn’t do was bring the world more religion. He showed us the true character of God.

Religion will continue. The rules of religion (no drinking or dancing etc) will remain. I simply study the life of the One who redeemed and restored hurting people…

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