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Yuletide Cheer

July 25, 2016 Flip-flops, sunglasses, and sunscreen – yup, it’s clearly time for some Yuletide cheer! The countdown is on: only five more months until Christmas! And what better time to think about the birth of our Lord without the distractions of gingerbread houses, snowball fights, and wrapping presents than in the middle of summer?…

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Lemonade Stands

July 18 It’s the middle of summer now – can you believe how time has flown? School’s been out for weeks, the sun is out, and the heat is on. Kids are starting to go stir crazy, and they’re taking their parents down with them. As I drive, I see more and more kids sitting…

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Permeating the World

July 11, 2016 I sat straight up in bed. “Oh no!” My husband turned over. “What’s wrong!?” “Basher’s been sprayed by a skunk!” I lamented. Our American Akita lay by the bed, innocently licking himself as if nothing was amiss. The smell was so strong I could taste it. My sleepy mind reeled. The dog…

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The Land of the Free

July 4, 2016 America. The land of the free, and the home of the brave. Many fought for the independence of this country where we enjoy the freedom to worship God at will. Not everyone in this great wide world has the opportunity to experience this privilege. Let us stand united, thanking God for the…

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Open Doors

June 27, 2016 “Want to come over to my house on Saturday mornings to study the Bible with me? I’ll make you breakfast!” As a sixth grader, I didn’t have a clue why a mom in her forties would want me hanging around her house on Saturdays, but I accepted her invitation with ardor. Marsha…