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Jesus Loves You

I'll never forget that first car ride home. We talked about the service and how it applies to our lives. We knew that this was our church.

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We Knew We Were Home

I'll never forget that first car ride home. We talked about the service and how it applies to our lives. We knew that this was our church.

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Healing My Broken Marriage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Eight short months ago I found evidence that my marriage of 32 years was severely broken. Confronting him led to lies, then more evidence and then more lies... My dear friend recommended we watch John's taped 4 week series on marriage online. My husband wept as he watched and I knew he…
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We Drove By 100 Times

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]We probably drove by Hope Fellowship at least 100 times while searching for our new Church home. My then girlfriend (now my bride) lived in the neighborhood behind the church. We were getting serious about a future together. We both grew up Catholic...she had a great upbringing in that church setting and…
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Saturday Night Fights

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]On April 22, 2001, I sat in the sanctuary at Shoreline Christian Center in Austin Texas listening to Pastor Rob Koke. Emotionally I was a wreck and trying to control my sobbing. It was as if Pastor Rob was speaking directly to me. And then I heard in my head the words,…
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A Sense of Peace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]I grew up attending church with my parents at a very young age, I was part of children's choir and as I got older I started helping in the 2yr old class. When I was 16 one of my pastors came to me and asked me to lead the 2s class. I…
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A Long Road to Peace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]First off today January 4th, 2015 is my 15-year drug-free anniversary date. I have been sharing my story in various ways for 15 years now and I loved that John spoke about this on my anniversary day. I know John said not to write a novel but this is the shortest way…
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A Different Plan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]I had walked in the wilderness for 40 yrs in drunkenness and drug addiction. I had been in and out of jail all my life and lost everything I owned time and time again. I was at my bottom and possibly facing prison while I was awaiting the outcome in a state…
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Only God

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]I was raised in a Christian home. We always attended church, when I got older I served every Disciple Now weekend, every summer at youth camp, and after college went back home to work at my church in the middle school ministry.  I always knew what it meant to be a Christian…
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He Was Always There

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Once I basically decided I couldn't do the "right thing" for salvation, I walked away. That is hard to admit because I know that God never walked away from me. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE, no matter what. I was protected in times of turmoil, spared in life, and protected I situations that…
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