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Changing Course

Webster defines trajectory as the path of a moving body through space; a taken course, a path. All of us are on a certain path or course, i.e., our trajectory. Some of us are on a paved, super highway, cruising along at 75 MPH. Others of us seem to be on an elliptical route, circling back to old friends, haunts,
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Jul 04 2022
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72 Hour Fund Colorado

“When I left 72 Hour Fund I felt like a new person, inside and out. The love and acceptance I felt was nothing short of life‑changing.” TERESA S.No matter how tough an inmate is inside, the thought of “being on the street” as an ex-offender is scary.After release, ex‑offenders are anxious and unsure about the basics of life. Essentials including
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Mar 21 2022
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Why Would Sinners Eat with Jesus?

Later when Jesus was eating supper at Matthew’s house with his close followers, a lot of disreputable characters came and joined them. When the Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company, they had a fit, and lit into Jesus’ followers. “What kind of example is this from your Teacher, acting cozy with crooks and riffraff?” Jesus, overhearing, shot back,
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Oct 23 2019
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Changing Trajectory

Webster defines trajectory as the path of a moving body through space; a taken course, a path.All of us are on a certain path or course, i.e., our trajectory. Some of us are on a paved, super highway, cruising along at 75 MPH. Others of us seem to be on an elliptical route, circling back to old friends, haunts, mistakes
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Jul 20 2015
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Resurrection: Why Wait?

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT  As we contemplate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, most of us take comfort in the fact that someday…after we are dead…that we, too, will be resurrected like Jesus and
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Apr 04 2015
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2014 “Cups of Cold Water”

2014 proved to be our best year ever in terms of providing a “cup of cold water” to what Jesus describes in Matthew 25 as “the least of these.” Please examine the ministry statistics, listed below and then read on further for some dialogue on what these numbers mean in terms of changed lives… DHT/72 Hour Fund 1,650+ ex-offenders, male
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Dec 22 2014