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What I’ve Learned From Visiting A Refugee Who Became My Friend

What I’ve Learned From Visiting A Refugee Who Became My Friend

My friend Getachew Dembi fled the brutal regime of the Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in Ethiopia in the 1980s. Getachew forever left be...

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Learning to Use 'Free Speech' Wisely

Learning to Use 'Free Speech' Wisely

When Crash began its “Free Speech” series a couple of months ago, Sam Coleman didn’t think it would pe...

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Rediscovering Joy In Jesus

Rediscovering Joy In Jesus

Some people have a come-to-Jesus moment. I have a come-back-to-Jesus moment.

I was incredibly blessed to be born to loving parents of fa...

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The O’Briens Share Their 15-Year Journey With Celebrate Recovery

The O’Briens Share Their 15-Year Journey With Celebrate Recovery

In 2002, David and Debbie O’Brien began Celebrate Recovery at Blue Ridge. As they prepare for the 15th an...

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What God Does When We Lean In

What God Does When We Lean In

When Todd and John first started getting together outside of Sunday mornings to hold a weekly Bible study for Safety Team servers, they were som...

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ReMade: Raising Awareness About Trauma From Sexual Exploitation

ReMade: Raising Awareness About Trauma From Sexual Exploitation

My first mission trip was to Nicaragua in 2011. As a new Christ follower, I'm not sure why I went. I had never desired to go on a mission tr...

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How God Led Us To Bedford

How God Led Us To Bedford

David Michon had been serving at Blue Ridge three years with the worship team when Worship Pastor Todd Foster talked to him about leading the te...

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'Everything Is Gone': Finding New Life After The Storm

'Everything Is Gone': Finding New Life After The Storm

Cody and Brittany McCune were on their way home from work when they got a call from their neighbor saying, “Everything is gone.” On that day, Fe...

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My Meeting With A Leper

My Meeting With A Leper

Leprosy.

Have you ever seen someone with leprosy? Most lepers have malformation of their fingers, toes and face. When you see someone wh...

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On Mission: Serving In Bedford

On Mission: Serving In Bedford

Brian and Keyla Dalee Jones had been praying for years together about being missionaries.

However, as they pursued their dream to serve ...

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Seeking Help For Financial Fears

Seeking Help For Financial Fears

Through the My Fears series, we’ve learned that fears come in all shapes, sizes and forms...

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Prayer Ministry: Connecting With God, Holding Up One Another

Prayer Ministry: Connecting With God, Holding Up One Another

Jim and Darlene Noffsinger loved the tight-knit group of believers they found at Concord Bible Fellowship. The only issue was that they lived in...

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