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Wanting With God by Bridget A. Thomas

“I want it!” How many of us have heard a toddler wailing in a store about a toy or candy they wanted. Those little ones can scream so loud and make you think something catastrophic is happening, when it is … Continue reading

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Using your Gifts to BENEFIT Others — by Kathy Carmichael

In my last blog post, I talked about the talents we have been gifted by God. I wrote about glorifying God through the use of his gifts. But there is another side to this coin. You can also put God … Continue reading

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It’s almost Mother’s Day!

May is one of those beautiful months. The bleakness of winter is replaced by new life everywhere. Spring wildflowers become God’s special gift to each of us. And it’s the month we set aside to celebrate another gift from God. … Continue reading

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Aspects of God by Kathy Carmichael

Recently I worked on two nonfiction Christian projects and, as I worked on them, I believed and still do, that in doing so I was fulfilling my calling. God has given each of us gifts, talents and skills He hopes … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Give Us More Than We Can Handle

How are you feeling today? Stressed? Too many things demanding your time? We live in a fast-paced world. Demands come at us from all directions. Today we are never unplugged. With modern technology, we are able to connect with work, … Continue reading

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When God Says Wait…

They say there are three answers to prayer: Yes, no and wait. I’ve been in a holding pattern for a very long time. I remind myself that when Saul became Paul he was sent off to study for 11 years. … Continue reading

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Nora’s Review of: Burden of Proof by Davis Bunn

The Burden of Proof  By Davis Bunn  Published by Revell  320 Pages NORA’S REVIEW: If you love John Grisham’s intense courtroom drama and stories about second chances, you will love this novel. The characters and their situation grabbed my heart and … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa by Kathy Carmichael

One of the complaints my family makes about me is that I’m too literal. Essentially, it’s part of my nature and try as I might, I can’t seem to change this leaning toward the literal. And the exact. And facts. … Continue reading

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Come To The Table

As we celebrated Easter Sunday recently, my family gathered around our table after the church service like we have so many times in the past. Among the delicious food served was a wealth of cherished memories. If I close my … Continue reading

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When Things Don’t Work Out as We Think They Should by Vicki Hinze

Things often don’t work out the way we think they should, or when we think they should.  That doesn’t mean they don’t work out.  It only means that our view isn’t as big as God’s plans.  It’s easy to find doubt creeping … Continue reading

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How’s Spring Look Where You Are At?

Saturday was the first official day of spring and here in Texas the signs are all around. I spotted my first bluebonnet yesterday, a sure sign the rest of the wildflowers are soon to follow. The trees are beginning to … Continue reading

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Having a Bad Day by Nancy J. Farrier

We were all horrified at the shootings in Atlanta this past week perpetrated by the gunman who took the lives of eight people before being stopped by the police. Eight lives cut short in a senseless act that is impossible … Continue reading

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Cutting With Scissors by Nancy J. Farrier

Yesterday, my five-year-old grandson was working on his school work at home. He had one last assignment to complete—cutting out figures with his scissors. He loves doing this, although in his enthusiasm he doesn’t always stay on the line.  Still, … Continue reading

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Nora’s Review of: The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

  The Key to Everything By Valerie Fraser Luesse  Published by: Revell 348 Pages             NORA’S REVIEW: This novel reminds me of the movie Forrest Gump (as both characters went on an adventure that had them … Continue reading

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Romanticizing History & Allowing Creativity

I grew up on a steady diet of old movies, classic books and a love of history. Reading especially helped me disappear into an idyllic pastoral setting in a Thomas Hardy novel. Watching “Masterpiece Theatre” in high school whisked me … Continue reading

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