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Why (I Think) Everyone Should Have a Counselor

By Jennie Allen
Zac and I just celebrated 19 years of marriage.Before we get into the sticky stuff--I cannot imagine a more incredible gift of a husband. We are best friends; he supports my dreams, isn't afraid to kick me in the tail, and also loves me unconditionally. We love Jesus and we always have. We came into marriage with pretty minimal baggage, and yet still MARRIAGE IS DANG HARD. And being in ministry for most of our married life, I can tell you that marriage gets difficult for almost ...
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Peter Greer and Chris Horst: Rooting for Rivals

By Peter Greer
Rooting for Rivals (Baker Publishing Group/Bethany House, 2018) WHO: Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, andChris Horst, vice president of development at HOPE International. THEY SAY:"Up and to the right is not the only metric for success for followers of the One whose legacy on earth was defined by self-sacrifice and love for those who could never repay him."; THE BIG IDEA:Faith-based organizations should be generous and open-handed, reflecting the coming ...
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If Your Calling Exceeds your Capacity

By Jennie Allen
In one of our biggest varsity games of the year, my sophomore son was going to be the starting quarterback. The older starter was injured the week before. So there was A LOT of pressure, even for a boy who not so long ago, wanted to be the real spiderman for his chosen profession.Here are the words I texted him that morning. I thought maybe they would encourage you too. God seems to be in the business of stretching us past our abilities, resources, and capacity. It is just past ...
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Made for This

By Jennie Allen
'I have questioned my purpose left and right lately. I have read so much about calling and purpose and feel like maybe once I knew, but now I don't. I don't know what God is doing with my life 'I read this message sitting in my Instagram inbox this morning and it isn't the first time I've received a note like this from one of you. I'm talking hundreds of you over the years have pulled me aside at conferences, sent messages, asking something similar:'Why am I here?' 'What does God want me to do?'This 40-day ...
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Steph Curry's first film project is a powerful look at race & religion after Charleston shooting

By Brian Ivie
By:Michelle R. Martinelli WASHINGTON - In one of the most powerful scenes of the new documentaryEmanuel,Felicia Sanders described watching her son Tywanza, one of nine murdered on June 17, 2015 by Dylann Roof, take his last breath in the basement of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Emanuelisthe first film produced, in part, by Steph Curry's fledgling company, Unanimous Media. Hundreds, including many students, screened ...
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The power of the documentary 'Emanuel' brought Stephen Curry's mother to tears

By Brian Ivie
BYMARK W. WRIGHT Wednesday night wasn't supposed to be Sonya Curry's night, and she made sure of that as she made her way to her front-row reserved seat at a nearly packed Cramton Auditorium at Howard University without much fanfare. Wearing a black hat with a brim covering the top half of her face, blue jeans and blue leather sneakers, one of the NBA's most visible moms hardly stood out among the crowd that had waited patiently to see a documentary ...
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Dream Guide 2019

By Jennie Allen
How did 2018 already come and go? We've been in our new city for almost a year and a half and I'm happy to say it really does feel like home. These five are my best friends! Photo by Meshali MitchellEvery year, my husband Zac and I take a few hours to dream. We do this intentionally because when we don't look forward to the new year with purpose, life can feel rather reactive.So we look at every facet of our lives. Our friendships. Our spiritual life. The way we've spent money. Our kids. And we take ...
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'Emanuel' is an Unrelenting, Must-See Documentary on the Charleston Shooting

By Brian Ivie
Brian Ivie's film is a humanizing look at the pain and love of a community that survived the unimaginable. In the past few years, a campaign has sprung up across social media, one that hopes to elevate victims and survivors of mass violence without making their attacker famous. To an extent, the campaign has worked, but not before "Dylann Roof"; became shorthand for every dangerous young racist in America. Emanuel, an endlessly generous gift of a ...
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Stephen Curry, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Join 'Emanuel'

By Brian Ivie
Viola DavisandStephen Curryhave signed on as executive producers of "Emanuel,"; a documentary about the 2015 mass murder of black churchgoers by a white supremacist. Unanimous Media, the production company of NBA superstar Curry, andViola Davisand Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions join as executive producers of the film alongside Dane Smith, David Segel and Tina Segel. "Emanuel"; documents the events of June 17, 2015, when 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into a ...
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Stephen Curry & Viola Davis Board Charleston Church Shooting Documentary As EPs

By Brian Ivie
Emanuel, a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church shooting in which white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African American parishioners, has signed on NBA starStephen CurryandViola DavisandJulius Tennon's JuVee Productions as executive producers. The move comes ahead of the Brian Ivie-directed film's screening at DOC NYC later this month. CAA is repping worldwide sales. The docu features interviews with survivors and family members and is ...

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