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Losing James: A Mother's Journey
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Losing James: A Mother’s Journey

After Mark and I married August 25, 1984, we knew that we wanted children to be a part of our life if the Lord so willed. I remember taking our vows, which included, “in joy and in sorrow.” Our first son, John Mark, was born in December 1986 when we lived in Columbia, SC. Our […]

How Can You Support Your Chaplains?
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How Can You Support Your Chaplains?

By: Chet Lanious, Chaplain (COL)
First and foremost is prayer.

The Over-Committed Christian
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The Over-Committed Christian

In September of 2013, a national study on stress was released which identified and ranked the “top 10 most stressed cities in America”. The study involved 250,000 respondents and focused on various indicators of stress. Charlotte, NC, came in at #10. To my surprise, Greenville, SC, came in at #1. At first I dismissed the […]

100th Annual Meeting of ARP Women's Ministries
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100th Annual Meeting of ARP Women’s Ministries

Over 200 women from Ontario, Canada, Texas, and places in between gathered at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC, to celebrate 100 years of ARP Women’s Ministries. In 1898, Synod appointed Mrs. R.D. Bryson as the General Superintendent of Woman’s Work. It is in this capacity Mrs. Bryson called all the churches and encouraged […]

Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship
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Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship

I had just finished my weekly Sunday School class with the teens. I thought it had gone well. I was, I thought, biblical, witty, relevant, and connected with them giving a clear Gospel theme. I THOUGHT! But, as the last student left the room, he turned to me as he approached the doorway. He said, […]

In the Image of The Father
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In the Image of The Father

Crack! The familiar sound of a wooden bat – It’s a home run! And from one proud Dad in the stands, “That’s my boy!” As the last note fades and the applause builds to a crescendo, the singer takes her modest bow and one proud Dad on the front row says, “That’s my girl!” With […]

Imprinted With Love
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Imprinted With Love

My challenge for the coming year is that we develop a greater understanding of God’s imprint on us both individu- ally and corporately as His dearly loved children. God from the beginning of time has marked His own. He will at the end of time mark them once again as His own for all eternity. […]

Friends at Camp
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Friends at Camp

By Elizabeth Sims Great fun, fantastic friendships, and a strengthening of your faith is what Camp Bonclarken is all about. When I was asked to write about something that has impacted my life I immediately thought of Camp Bonclarken. Growing up a preacherʼs kid, I have gone to Bonclarken all my life, but two years […]

From Scotland to North America
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From Scotland to North America

  The ARP and Her Confession By: William VanDoodewaard What does it mean to be a confessional church? Looking to our history helps us understand the role of our confessional standards. The Reformation-era roots of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church go back to Scotland, where shortly after the Reformation, the Church of Scotland adopted the […]

Press On!
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Press On!

In Chapter 15 of second Chronicles, we have the picture of Judah’s king, Asa, and his army returning victorious from their battle with the armies of Cush. God had granted a great victory. But the work of reformation in the land was not complete. You can look back to chapter 14:3 – “He took away […]

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