THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE


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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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  • by Lois Evans Most people have had pets of one sort or another. While dogs and cats remain tremendously popular, some people prefer hamsters as an alternative. Perhaps one of […]

    When You Need a Helping Hand

    by Lois Evans Most people have had pets of one sort or another. While dogs and cats remain tremendously popular, some people prefer hamsters as an alternative. Perhaps one of […]

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  • by Lois Evans During our seminary years, when all Tony and I could feast on was ground beef, I developed several ways to cook what we affectionately called “seminary steak.” […]

    Are You Truly Content?

    by Lois Evans During our seminary years, when all Tony and I could feast on was ground beef, I developed several ways to cook what we affectionately called “seminary steak.” […]

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  • Early in our marriage, Tony traveled frequently, which meant I was home with young children. Fear riddled me in the night. I worried constantly about Tony’s safety. Frequently I slept […]

    Fighting Fear with the Word

    Early in our marriage, Tony traveled frequently, which meant I was home with young children. Fear riddled me in the night. I worried constantly about Tony’s safety. Frequently I slept […]

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  • God’s silence doesn’t mean His absence. Just because you can’t see or hear God, that doesn’t negate His presence and active work behind the scenes. Base your movement on Who […]

    God’s Silence Doesn’t Mean His Absence

    God’s silence doesn’t mean His absence. Just because you can’t see or hear God, that doesn’t negate His presence and active work behind the scenes. Base your movement on Who […]

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