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Mission: True Financial Freedom

By Simon Presland “Count it down!” “Three, two, one . . . we’re debt free! Freeeedoooom!” If you’re familiar with The Dave Ramsey Show, America’s favorite financial talk show, and the third most listened to radio show in the U.S., you recognize when you hear that famous scream that Dave has just interviewed an individual […]

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God’s Hesed In Action

By Simon Presland One extremely cold Sunday in January 2014, I opened my bedroom curtain at 7 a.m. and watched the heavy snowflakes plummet down. I glanced over at my wife, Trish. “I’d better get out there and shovel the snow, or we’ll be stuck in our own driveway and miss church.”  After bundling up, […]

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Present with the Lord

By Simon Presland The following account is by Trish Presland, as told to her husband, Simon. I sit quietly, not wanting to wake her. But I hope she stirs soon. Her chest barely moves the blanket that covers her frail body. Frail? My mom? I never thought I’d use that word to describe her. Throughout […]

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Seek and You Shall Find

By Simon Presland “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will […]

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A Defeated Foe

By Simon Presland   The Flip Wilson Show was a popular variety show in the 1970s that featured various guests from the entertainment industry. Flip Wilson also created great comedy skits. One of his most popular characters was Geraldine Jones. Geraldine’s famous line was, “The devil made me do it,” and it became a national […]