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The Lesson and Life for April 24, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Luke 15:11-24 By Rachel Friel Each day Christians face an unseen spiritual battle. We are called to live in this world yet not love the ways of the world (1 John 2:15). Nonetheless each day we are surrounded by the American dream which tells us we need bigger houses, newer cars, better […]

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The Lesson and Life for April 17, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Luke 8:26-36 By Rachel Friel Have you ever questioned the ways of God? Have there been times in your life when your heart was so broken that you looked up to the heavens and asked, “Are you here, God? How could this happen?”  As followers of Christ there are seasons in life […]


The Lesson and Life for April 10, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Luke 7:36-50 By Rachel Friel Imagine you are living in biblical times. You hear stories of a man who demonstrates great power, heals the sick, raises the dead to life, calms the oceans, fulfills prophecies, and promises everlasting life. Now imagine every day you wake up with a past no one can look past and you see […]


The Lesson and Life for April 3, 2016

Devotional thoughts on Luke 7:1-10 By Rachel Friel Reflect upon the time when your heart was first introduced to the wonder of baby Jesus’s birth, the astonishment of Jesus raising the dead, the power of his healing words causing the blind to see, the pain felt when hearing of his crucifixion, the hope when he […]

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Dear Mom and Dad

By Rachel Friel   Dear Mom and Dad,    I thank my heavenly Father for both of you each day. You have always loved and supported me to the fullest. Sometimes I don’t think you realize how much I love you because I don’t show you. Being a teenager is so demanding; I’m still in […]