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Understanding God's Word and God's Character

Understanding God's Word and God's Character
By: Chris StarksThis past year at The West Institute has truly been an amazing experience and I have learned so much from the Professors at Shepherds as well as the amazing staff Clayton, Jimmy, and Jeremy at The West Institute. One thing that Clayton and Jimmy had told me at the beginning of the year, and I think most of us at The West, was that this would likely be one of the hardest and best years of our lives, and boy were they right! While I have learned so much studying everything from the Old and New Testament, to church history and expository preaching, and pretty much everything in between, the biggest blessing has been the growth in my personal relationship with the Lord and getting to see God work in our lives.This past year my family and I have experienced plenty of trials and ...
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SIX DAYS IN THE WEMINUCHE WILDERNESS - PART 1

SIX DAYS IN THE WEMINUCHE WILDERNESS - PART 1
B​y: Mary MartinWhen I decided to go on this trip many people asked me why? I asked myself why? Why would you put yourself in so much discomfort? Why would you choose to do this? Believe me when I say I asked myself that every day I was on this trip. It was uncomfortable. I was not prepared enough – physically and emotionally. I was anxious on the trail. Why was I there? I could have stayed home and stayed comfortable. Looking back I realized that I learned so much more from pushing through this trip then I could have never learned sitting at home.Day one. On Sunday, we loaded on to the train from Durango, Colorado with just our packs. We were headed to Needleton where we would leave all civilization behind for almost a week. The thought of this while we were standing in Duran...
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