2017 Men’s Gift Guide

Stumped about what to get that special man in your life for Christmas? Here are some ideas from just a few bucks up to $100. Categorized by Everyday Carry / Pocket Items, Electronics, Tools, Outdoors, and Grilling. Note: these are Amazon affiliate links, so if you buy...

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Dixon Dispatch – Winter 2017

(Pictured: Evan and Hannah in North Pole, Alaska with their van in front of the world’s largest Santa statue.)   Hello treasured friends and family! We hope this finds you doing wonderfully. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the bottom of our...

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Dixon Dispatch – Summer 2016

  Freedom Fighters! That’s what we call one another at Grace Life as we help hurting Christians find freedom. Guess what? Because of your partnership, you're one too.  Thank you for being on our team, and for taking the time to read our quarterly update.     This...

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Dixon Dispatch – Spring 2016

  Freedom Fighters! That’s what we call one another at Grace Life as we help hurting Christians find freedom. Guess what? Because of your partnership, you're one too.  Thank you for being on our team, and for taking the time to read our quarterly update.     Your...

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Pain Observed

I'm in the observation phase of my counselor training at Grace Life International, much like an apprenticeship. I have had the privilege to listen in as some of our veteran counselors conduct their sessions. Here are a couple quotes I've heard while listening over the...

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Thoughts on Prayer

I do not claim to have a complete and total grip on the concept of prayer, or even the Christian faith. I have not been to seminary and I have no Master of Divinity. I have nothing beyond a minor in Religious Studies from my undergrad and lifetime of exposure to...

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Love Freely Given

If you have known me for any length of time I have probably done something for you. I’ve helped you move, I’ve built you a website, I’ve fixed your computer, I’ve done a video for you, I’ve given you a thoughtful gift … Over time those have become my go to "doing...

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Let’s Have Church

At their kitchen table, ladling homemade soup into the bowl of the kid seated next to me, we had Church. At the window booth at Waffle House on a rainy Saturday morning, we had Church. In my living room after a watching a terrible Japanese martial arts movie, we had...

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