Sheila Raye Charles Found Her Voice
Sheila Raye Charles grew up feeling discarded by her music legend father Ray Charles. All she shared with him for the first 14 years of her life was a name. She heard him called a musical genius and the “high priest of soul,” but all that she knew of him was what his fans saw— newspaper articles and photos in magazines. Occasionally, she would get a glimpse of him on television. “I knew him as a child support check,” Sheila shares. “I had an abandonment issue in my heart, but I didn’t know that’s what it was as a child. It hurt that... Read More



What Is It Going To Take?
For over a year now, I have been on a sabbatical. I decided, due to unfortunate circumstances, my heart was becoming hardened. To continue to write, I needed time out to seek God for answers, healing and restoration, as I found...
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Holding On to Our Hope
Hannah’s situation seemed hopeless. She was heartbroken because she was childless, which was a source of disgrace for a Hebrew woman. But Hannah suffered even more because of the deliberate provocation by her....
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Leaders
In my humble opinion, a leader is someone who is willing to shoulder the responsibility for the welfare of those he is chosen to lead. A leader is a selfless individual, attentive to the true needs of those he serves, his hand on the...
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Who’s Your Family?
Who is your family? What is family? These questions bring up the same amount of fascination as asking: Where is your home? As we grow older, our answers to these questions change dramatically. People move, they die...
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Is Your Health Care Fractured?
In today’s health care system and with its reform, I see more and more people unhappy with the delivery of their health care. As more regulations are put upon the health care provider, we are...
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Fighting From Within: Manny Pacquiao
Drugs, late nights, excessive drinking and infidelity… not the typical suggested way of living for a professional athlete or role model, even if the person is a legendary boxing champion. But ...
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Open Letter To God
Dear Father, As You know, I have Parkinson’s disease. I am unaware of when it hit me, or where it came from. I don’t think I asked for this illness specifically. Maybe I did, not realizing it. I could have done something that...
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Let Go of the Dead Stuff in Your Life
Have you ever hired a professional to prune a tree in your yard? Dave and I hire someone to do that for us, and there are times when he cuts the branches back so far that I’ve said to him...
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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
In the blink of an eye, you will be hugging your children goodbye and sending them off to college, to a first job, or even to start a family of their own. They’ll bring along a few reminders of home on their new adventure—perhaps a favorite...
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Is Loaning or Giving Helping?
Dear Dave, The guy who has been my best friend since grade school recently asked me to loan him $5,000. All I have in savings is $5,000, but I would be willing to give him $1,000. The problem is that while he’s a great friend with a...
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Living a Holistic Life
What does Holistic mean? This question is asked frequently on my journey as a Life Coach. The Scriptures hint at the definition in Ephesians 6:12: “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against...
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Testimonials
Dear Editor, I have greatly enjoyed your magazine because it is so personable and relatable. Every article reads like Jesus with skin on. Blessed are the eyes which see the things which you see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings...
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Traumatic Injuries Are Not Simple Events
Traumatic injuries can be from car accidents, falls, or sport injuries. Many people feel that when they are hit in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or a fall, they are injured in the places where...
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