Finding God in desolate places during Lent

It is harder to find God in a frozen world. And yet, without Lent, there is no Easter morning.
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Finding God in desolate places 

Finding God in desolate places 

by the Rev. Ralen M. Robinson “At once, the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.” (Mark 1:12-13) “Why do I have to give something up?” “Why...

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Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, March 7 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.

Karris Golden will host our time together and lead our discussion about choosing happiness. Join us!


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