God, why won’t you save me?


By Raleigh Sadler I have prayed these words like a mantra. Each time, I hoped my fear would give way to a newfound sense of freedom. However, the more I prayed, the more exhausted I became. Being a good Christian For as long as I can remember, I’ve sought God’s approval over everything else. If…

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5 Powerful Reasons to RESTORE Yourself this Weekend!


Do you want to be restored?  Our world is broken.  Injustice abounds.  Whether on the news, at work, in our family or among our friends we face challenges.  We want to restore you to face those challenges.  Here are 5 powerful reasons to restore yourself this weekend. Reason #1:  Lament – a call for justice…

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Justice Champion: Robin Gracie Travis-Murphree

GRACIE MURPHREE, JUSTICE CHAMPION Justice Champion Robin Gracie Travis-Murphree was asked so often how she survived the trials of her life that her answer, “By the grace of God”, led to the name by which she is now known: Gracie. The Lord confirmed this change through 1 Corinthians 15:10 and 1 Timothy 1:12. Gracie will tell you…

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How to Answer God’s Call for Justice

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The Lord loves justice (Ps. 33:5).  He challenges us, “Listen you leaders. Should you not embrace justice?” (Mic. 3:1) Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isa. 1:17)  That is God’s call to us.  How do we answer?  Here are…

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The Powerful Truth about Memorial Day

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Memorial Day dates back in some form to 1868.  The holiday honors those who died in wars for America.  There is a deeper truth in the day which we do well to honor.  Here is the powerful truth about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not about death, but life. Abraham Lincoln understood the powerful truth…

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How to actually Restore Justice in three steps

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Our justice system is broken.  Can it be restored?  If we believe God is the restorer of all things, that He makes all things new, then that must include broken systems.  Here is a quick look at how to actually restore justice in three steps. Step One:  Acknowledge the Problem. Our friends at Alcoholics Anonymous…

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Do you think our justice system is fair for all?


  We pledge allegiance with liberty and justice for all.  But do you think our justice system is fair for all?  We want to explore this question and its significant implications with you at Restore 117 on June 8-9 at Judson University. Our Civil Justice System is Not Fair for All Don’t you think it…

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The Startling Truth about Justice and St. Patrick’s Day!

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We took our sons to Ireland many years ago.  Joseph (pictured) still has the hat.  He also bought a big leprechaun hat, but there are some pictures a freshman in college refuses to show.  Ireland is a beautiful island with friendly people and a rich history – including St. Patrick.  Knowing this Irish story allows…

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How to Courageously Advance Justice for Children


Your blood should boil when you see children neglected and abused.  That same anger should be directed at the courts and congress who far too often do the same.  Here is guidance on how to courageously advance justice for children. 1. Be a good neighbor. 13 malnourished children were chained in a home in California. …

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How to actually survive the pain of a broken….


Dream, relationship, experience or in my case – a broken finger.  Allow me to share some quick insights into what we can learn through painful experiences. Don’t let Pain Define You I am much more than my finger.  As easy as it is to focus on the pain, that is not who I am.  You…

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