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Then He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob (manipulator) but Israel (clinging firmly to God and overcoming) for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28  We come into the Kingdom of God bearing the heavy weight of the...

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Write a Book??? I’d Rather Give Birth Again!!

by Julie Sparkman This was my standard response to the frequent requests I received to write the message of "Idol Addiction" and "Unhitching From the Crazy Train" Bible teaching series in a book form. Never say never. My friend Richard Simmons is the author of several...

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Our First Monthly Newsletter!

We are excited to release our first monthly newsletter from Restore Counseling Ministries! Each month, our staff will touch on topics that we hope offer “rubber-meets-the-road” restoration of soul.

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The Big News We’ve Been Dying to Tell You

Dear friends of Restore Ministries, This exciting news has been in the works for a while now and we have prayed for months for this project to come about. God, in His faithfulness, has answered and we want to praise HIM, along with you as our supporters....

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Restore is Growing and Moving!

  Four years ago next month, Restore Counseling Ministries opened its doors with two counselors and a one room office.  God has blessed our vision to bring spiritual and relational restoration to thousands of men, women, and children well beyond our city and even our...

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Sorry from Restore Ministries

As you probably already know our website/blog was hacked this morning and you received a very unusual email that didn't sound like us at all. We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion. In the meantime if you were disappointed and wanted something really cool to...

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It Is What It Is, What Now?

It Is What It Is, What Now? Embracing Reality without Resignation How do you feel when someone says, "It is what it is?"  That phrase makes me stiffen my back and clench my jaw.  It is the motto of the fatalists and the Eeyores of this world, not for me.  I'm no...

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What is Jesus Up To?

By: Charlotte Donlon Because of my current mania, I’m seeing my therapist weekly. Julie is helping me learn how to sort through fact and fiction. She is teaching me how to use cognitive behavioral therapy to combat my racing irrational thoughts. With her guidance and...

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Holiday “Special” Is Not Up to You

by Jennifer Phillips I have a serious internal drama going on right now. It's a little something I like to call, "The Battle for Special." This battle can stay fairly dormant until occasions arise such as holidays, special events, anniversaries, and "family days." I...

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