THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE


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  • I think we can all think of periods of our life that could best be described as deserts. Times when we felt trapped by our circumstances. Moments when life felt […]

    Moments in the Desert

    I think we can all think of periods of our life that could best be described as deserts. Times when we felt trapped by our circumstances. Moments when life felt […]

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  • by Lois Evans The story has been told of the Queen of England attending a banquet with her daughter. Several hours into the evening, the Queen’s daughter began to get […]

    You Are a Child of the King

    by Lois Evans The story has been told of the Queen of England attending a banquet with her daughter. Several hours into the evening, the Queen’s daughter began to get […]

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  • by Lois Evans Friend, do you ever feel like you are in an obscure place, living off in the middle of nowhere, or anonymously dwelling in a crowd, with no […]

    What’s in Your Hand

    by Lois Evans Friend, do you ever feel like you are in an obscure place, living off in the middle of nowhere, or anonymously dwelling in a crowd, with no […]

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  • by Lois Evans A lot of what God wants to do in your life won’t be done until you do what He has already revealed to you. I always told […]

    Taking the Next Step

    by Lois Evans A lot of what God wants to do in your life won’t be done until you do what He has already revealed to you. I always told […]

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  • Recently, my husband and I went to Estes Park for a few days, to spend some time together. Upon our arrival, we very quickly noticed that elk were everywhere. These […]

    The Beauty of Protection

    Recently, my husband and I went to Estes Park for a few days, to spend some time together. Upon our arrival, we very quickly noticed that elk were everywhere. These […]

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  • As I read this verse, I am struck by the first word. It does not say IF you experience trials, rather,  it says WHEN you experience them.  In this life […]

    Deep Waters

    As I read this verse, I am struck by the first word. It does not say IF you experience trials, rather,  it says WHEN you experience them.  In this life […]

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  • by Lois Evans Occasionally, I try to imagine the volume of prayer requests that God receives from us on a daily basis. “Help us pay the monthly bills!” “Restore my […]

    Thankful Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    by Lois Evans Occasionally, I try to imagine the volume of prayer requests that God receives from us on a daily basis. “Help us pay the monthly bills!” “Restore my […]

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  • Most of us at some point in our lives have felt the pit of discouragement. We each have our own reasons that brought us to that point. Whether you are […]

    Antidote for Discouragement

    Most of us at some point in our lives have felt the pit of discouragement. We each have our own reasons that brought us to that point. Whether you are […]

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  • I remember many years ago on a day when I had become ill. I had gone to see my doctor, and after arriving at the diagnosis, the doctor prescribed some […]

    Spinning Your Own Wheels

    I remember many years ago on a day when I had become ill. I had gone to see my doctor, and after arriving at the diagnosis, the doctor prescribed some […]

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  • by Lois Evans I read of a woman named Sarah who went on a missions trip to Ukraine. During her time there, she befriended a 12-year-old orphan girl named Bogdana, […]

    Rising Above the Grief

    by Lois Evans I read of a woman named Sarah who went on a missions trip to Ukraine. During her time there, she befriended a 12-year-old orphan girl named Bogdana, […]

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