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We want to hear the story of God and you. We invite you to share some part of your life and faith here. Tell us how God helped you get from one place to another. Tell us a story about a moment when something became clear. Maybe a story of victory. Or defeat. We believe that telling our stories gives us all a chance to hear the ways God can show up in peoples’ lives.

A part of why we want to hear these stories is to pass them along to people who need to hear them. Thanks for sharing your story!

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Posted by Chalmer Frueauf on April 19, 2017 at 07:06 PM

To be honest, I'm not sure where to begin at so here goes nothing...

Ever since I was a little kid, I remember going to church every Sunday with my family, sitting in the pews, swinging my feet and playing my GameBoy until church was over. We would then go to my grandparents house, eat like kings, and then crash from a food coma. That was our...

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Posted by Terri Rapillo on April 19, 2017 at 06:57 PM

My mother and father divorced when I was ten. My father was replaced with an alcoholic monster of a man who was my stepfather. Once my father was gone, I can't remember being happy. Sure there were moments of happiness here and there, but I was severely depressed and tried to kill myself three times by the age of 52. I suffered sixteen years of...

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Posted by Karen Brady on January 24, 2017 at 03:25 PM

I don't think there is anything super special about my story. I grew up in Eagle River, Alaska. My Mom and Dad moved there from California for a safe place to live and for an adventure. My parents raised us to know God, attending church every Sunday and youth group ministries on Wednesdays. I was baptized when I was sixteen. It wasn't until I...

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Posted by Nancy Albert on January 18, 2017 at 05:53 PM

Did you ever wonder how you would feel if you could never eat again? I'm not talking about fasting for a day or so, but for the rest of your life? Well, this is my story. Since we are beginning the new Die(t) series and fiveonfive Challenge, I thought the time was right to share this Significant Event in my life, hoping it might be a small...

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Posted by Anthony Reams on January 18, 2017 at 05:50 PM

I had been a long time follower of Jesus Christ. Yet, something wasn't right. I wasn't fully accepting Him completely into my life. The relationship was there, but it was constantly hindered by how busy life was and how much focus I put into other things. I had been dating a girl for awhile who was completely Christ-first with her life; the way...

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Posted by Lauren on November 01, 2016 at 03:22 PM

I grew up in a Christian home. We went to church most Sundays, prayed before bed and every meal. I went to church camp when I was about 10 years old, and I enjoyed it. I always felt that I was a "Christian" because I believed in God. But my true relationship with Jesus started about 1.5 years ago.

At 20, I fell in love. We were together for a...

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Posted by Donald Agresta on November 01, 2016 at 03:19 PM

I believe God's will is generally the same for everyone, that is - to make us MORE like Jesus through the process of sanctification.

For me personally, that means do what He has laid in front of me, namely to:
...love that woman...lead that family...perform that job...and go to that church.

It is the right thing - not the easy thing. That...

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Posted by Mike Murry on October 23, 2016 at 08:15 PM

This morning, Patte and I were sitting in our shoulder to shoulder chairs, separated only by a small table holding our morning coffees. We were using the mugs Randy and Sue Ann Creamer gave us. My mug reads, "Every positive thing you do in your relationship is foreplay." Patte's reads, "Have you had a 6-second kiss today?"

Before either of us...

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Posted by SouthBrookers on October 10, 2016 at 04:06 PM

If you had to summarize your life in six words how would you do it? The most challenging aspect of the six-word limitation is that it requires you to focus on what is most important. In our So Many Options message, Charlie encouraged our community to do just that. Here are some of the six-word autobiographies:

Ran away, got caught, now free....

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Posted by Sara Huey on October 09, 2016 at 06:56 PM

I grew up in the church all of my life. I married Brian at 23 and we had 2 beautiful children together. When my son was 6 months old, Brian passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. I was the one that found him. I thought my life was over. I had no idea how I was going to raise 2 small children on my own, much less be without a partner. Brian and...

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