THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE


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  • I have a good friend who has a saying, “Everybody has STUFF!” That’s her way of saying each of us has our own set of challenges. It’s usually her response […]

    Managing Challenging Seasons

    I have a good friend who has a saying, “Everybody has STUFF!” That’s her way of saying each of us has our own set of challenges. It’s usually her response […]

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  • An Interview with Kay Warren Today, I’m sharing an interview between my daughter Chrystal Hurst and Kay Warren. Kay is the wife of Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in […]

    Joy in Challenging Seasons

    An Interview with Kay Warren Today, I’m sharing an interview between my daughter Chrystal Hurst and Kay Warren. Kay is the wife of Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in […]

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  • I have been overwhelmed with the full meaning of the word shalom this year. It has been a rhema word that has brought me great comfort in 2018. I want to share my insights […]

    The Shalom of the Lord

    I have been overwhelmed with the full meaning of the word shalom this year. It has been a rhema word that has brought me great comfort in 2018. I want to share my insights […]

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  • As a pastor’s wife for 20 years, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have […]

    Fulfillment

    As a pastor’s wife for 20 years, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have […]

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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. When my children […]

    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. When my children […]

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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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