Practical Thankfulness
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Practical Thankfulness

Practical Thankfulness By Rachel Manning As Willie Nelson put it, “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”  With Thanksgiving approaching–the holiday of gratitude–we are constantly reminded to give thanks and count our blessings. Counting your blessings is not always easy though, as we may not want to give thanks for everything...

It’s A Gift!
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It’s A Gift!

By Diane Faison McKinzie Isn’t it wonderful, what God has given each one of us? Every person has been given a talent, and we must use our talents for the good of glorifying God. Song, dance, art, and drama are all talents that some of us are blessed to have. Each one of these talents...

The Heart and Soul of AFAA
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The Heart and Soul of AFAA

The Heart and Soul of AFAA By Chrissy Hahn, AFAA’s Office Manager Vision Statement: Our desire is to see the power of the Gospel displayed through the creativity of the arts, and to graduate students from our classes who fully understand how to honor Christ through pursuing excellence in the arts. “Getting to the heart...

Rest in Christ
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Rest in Christ

Rest in Christ By: Rachel Manning, current AFAA student As we rest this summer, it is important to remember to give ourselves time to rest in Christ as well. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (ESV) Christ gives us a simple command,...

A Prayerful Slice of Time
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A Prayerful Slice of Time

A Prayerful Slice of Time By Diane Mckinzie Time is so important, but yet we treat it as though it is something to be taken for granted, and something we will always have. We take time to shop, cook meals, watch our favorite TV shows, or just talk on the phone; but have you made...

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Lean On God: Encouragement for Caretakers

A sincere, honest glimpse into the heart of a wife & caretaker, and her reliance on God as her strength. Written by: Ms. Diane McKinzie God gives the hardest battles to his strongest spiritual soldiers. Belief, trust, and prayer are the weapons that I believe God’s soldiers can use to fight the anxiousness, anger, depression,...