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Trusting God in Troubled Times

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by Bethany Wouters, MHS Content Manager Anyone who reads the news will say these are the End Times. Riots, bombings, public shootings, and terrorist attacks are just a few of the terrible things that are happening today. In the past month alone police were gunned down in Palm Springs, California, a fourteen-year-old shot and killed …

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The Authority of God

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by Bethany Wouters, Content Manager Recently, many of my friends have been experiencing demonic activity. I forget that, while those who are believers cannot be under the possession of a demon, demonic oppression is real, and it is prevalent at this moment. Because Satan is not happy with the work we are doing for the …

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When Do You Rest?

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by Bethany Wouters, Content Manager “In a culture that praises busyness, rest is an act of bravery.” Jon Acuff Recently, I was asked a question I didn’t know how to respond to. “When do you rest?” When do I rest? I thought to myself. I rest all the time. I go to bed earlier than most and take naps when I …

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Mary & Martha

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by Bethany Wouters, Senior Editor Have you ever become so busy about the work of the Lord that you forgot the Lord? Here at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center there’s always something going on — conferences, retreats, outreaches, meetings about all of the above, meetings about meetings, and more. On top of that, there are …

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Slow to Speak

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by Bethany Wouters, Senior Editor Oftentimes, I find myself regretting things I’ve said. As a human, I tend to do the opposite of what God’s commanded us: “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to wrath” (James 1:19). I don’t allow myself to think about what I’m going to say. I just speak. …

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Grace Upon Grace

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by Faith Amargo, Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer I’m learning time and time again to beware what you think you perceive. We look at people, situations, captions, pictures, and posts and draw shallow assumptions from our own underlying presuppositions, pre-heated emotions, and cynical attitudes. We’re so quick to withhold any chances for explanation or even a …

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Being a Good Steward

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by Bethany Wouters, MHS Senior Editor I will be the first to admit that I lack initiative. I can see a problem and know that I should be doing something to fix it, but I am usually, if never, the first person to step up and take action before being asked to. There are many …

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Assisting the Director

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by Sara Wheeler, Assistant to the Director “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1st Corinthians 13:13 As the Director’s assistant (aka The Secret Keeper), I see many things go on behind-the-scenes. Aside from the menial tasks of answering phone calls and emails- my job is …

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Eating the Right Way

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by Eric Martinez, MHSCCC Alumni In this day and age, many factors play a key role in our diets: the economy and the fluctuating prices of groceries, supply and demand, the cost of buying healthier foods (or, in reality, foods that are said to be healthier for you), and the time it takes to prepare your …

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Peace in Tribulation

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by Bethany Wouters, Senior Editor “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18 [ESV] In life, we will go through trials. It is inevitable. Paul writes in both 2 Corinthians and Romans that the hardships we will …