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Hard Hearts and Miracles

Posted by Olivia Dummer in Inspirational, Olivia Dummer. No Comments

4th August

In Mark 6:36-52, we find a passage that tells two stories—the first is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. The disciples bring the issue of the hungry people to Jesus, suggesting Jesus send them away for food to the surrounding towns. But instead of responding in agreement as the disciples expected, Jesus instructed the disciples to “give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37, NIV). The disciples were obviously shocked at this statement and responded accordingly, asking Jesus if they were expected to go and purchase food for all the people there.

Jesus never expected them to go purchase food for all the people. Rather He was testing their faith and their response to the question. This revealed their lack of sensitivity to the Spirit of the One they were following. Jesus put the disciples to work. He said to … Read More »



Don’t Take My Word for It

Posted by Olivia Dummer in Inspirational, Olivia Dummer. No Comments

4th June

Summer time can be a challenging time in life as it is often a time of transition. Whether you find yourself entering or leaving school, moving, or anything else, we can find this season of limbo to be challenging to navigate, making the decisions we make throughout this time heavy and often a little frightening. Finding the will of God is a point of wrestling for many of us as we make our way through life.

We consider it to be this process of finding the one right answer that will make everything else in life make sense. This causes us to nervously wrestle with decisions and stress over seasons when we lack understanding or clarity. If you are anything like me, these times caused me to live in fear of making the wrong choices and somehow messing up my … Read More »



The Relevant Truth

Posted by Sarah Hudspeth in Hyphen. No Comments

22nd May

If you’re an 80s or 90s kid like me, you probably grew up with Lisa Frank, a Walkman or Discman, and dial-up Internet. It also means you had a pretty cool childhood, let’s be real. As we reminisce on our childhood, let’s take a look at how it shaped our thinking and who we have become. We are Millennials—and as all generations are—we are a product of our upbringing. While we had awesome toys, we were also shaped by the Postmodern society in which we lived. It is important to understand how postmodernity has fashioned our thinking and perception, but that is a larger topic for another day. Today, I want to address how Post-modernism has affected our concept of truth and the reality of God’s eternal truth.

As Millennials, we have grown up in a Postmodern society which claims … Read More »



The Real Reward

Posted by admin in Bible Quizzing. 2 comments

14th January

It’s your last year, Shaleh Dawn, your last year. Take a few chances. Gamble a little. I was talking to myself, trying to force my nervous limbs into quiet submission. But my arms and legs shook, and my mind raced.

The quiz was locked. I was the captain, sitting attentively in the number one spot, my eyes glued onto the quizmaster. He paused, looking intently at the six quizzers at the table. I think he knew there was no way our team could win, and he was sympathizing. When your quiz is locked, there is no way your team will win unless the other team makes a mistake, which is unlikely since they usually stop hitting the buzzer once they’ve locked a quiz. Our team had never won a locked game before, so it felt like our doom was sealed.

When the … Read More »



Beyond the Veil

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27th October

“And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst” (Luke 23:45). The greatest words ever written throughout all history. The power, the presence, and the love that dwelt in the temple at one time went beyond the four walls. It went to Africa, Asia, Europe—to the four corners of the earth. The temple that was made of fine material was no longer needed, for a new temple came into being: us!

Ever since the day of Pentecost, people of all tongues were given the opportunity to enter into the Holy of holies in Heaven.
Receiving the Spirit gives believers the power to manifest the power of God. As John was writing his final thoughts, he began to look back on all the miracles he had witnessed. With joy in his heart, he wrote, “And … Read More »






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