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Just Like Us – Book Review

I recently read a wonderful book that I wanted to tell you about – Just Like Us: 7 Ways Biblical Women Were Just Like Us (And Why It Matters) by Jennifer Hayes Yates. This book is directed towards women specifically, … Continue reading

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New Rules for Living — Or Not

This morning, I read this Bible verse about Jesus sending out the 72 disciples before Him: Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse or bag or sandals. Do not greet anyone along the road. … Continue reading

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Listen Up. This Matters… EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT TO SOMEONE IMPORTANT!

The prayer list for those impacted by Corona Virus grows.  Yesterday, a young man asked for prayers for his grandfather, who had just been put on a vent.  His wife is expecting, and they’re afraid for themselves and for the … Continue reading

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Clinging to God in the Pandemic

My husband brought one of our dogs to the vet on Monday. They called it “curbside service.” One of the ladies came out to the car to retrieve our dog and bring him inside. But my husband had to stay … Continue reading

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War and Sacrifice by Vicki Hinze

  In previous wars, much was asked of people.  Arm up, hit the front lines, shoot and be shot at.  For those not “off to war,” the mission was clear:  protect the home, the children, and keep home together so … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Pandemic

Unique world events offer a unique opportunity to learn new lessons. Here are a few we have had an opportunity to learn recently. 1. It’s a small world.  The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically demonstrated how interconnected the modern world is. … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Your Future Self

We have a saying at our house, “Be kind to your future self.” Usually we are referring to some sort of household chore. Perhaps there are clothes in the dryer and we don’t feel like hanging them up right now. … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know…

I have a sign on my computer that reads, “Fear or Faith? You Choose.”  I think that sign is so appropriate as we go through our “shelter-in-place” plans.  My parents and brothers were supposed to fly out to see me … Continue reading

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Creative Procrastination by Yvonne Lehman

The Ladies’ Winter Bible Study, held in January and February on Tuesday mornings was nearing. “I don’t have time to go,” was my response to some friends. “I am so busy with writing and all that it entails. After all, … Continue reading

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Lent

I love both Advent and Lent. Advent is the time before Christmas and Lent is the time before Easter. I feel both seasons could bring great spiritual growth, if we are intentional about how we use this time. Of course … Continue reading

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Nora’s Review of: The Secrets of Paper and Ink

    The Secrets of Paper and Ink By Lindsay Harrel Published by Thomas Nelson Release Date: February 26, 2019 ISBN# 987-0718075729 336 Pages     NORA’S REVIEW: This novel combines passionate book people, books, bookstores, creativity, caring people along … Continue reading

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Never Tire of Doing What is Good

My husband has always loved baseball. These days we are often watching a baseball game. But years ago, my husband used to play baseball as well. When he was eleven, he was playing in the outfield in one particular game … Continue reading

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Passion as an Author

When I’m writing a novel — or even a non-fiction story, I have to be passionate about the subject or I don’t have enough wherewithal to finish the book. Writing a novel is a commitment.  At least 80,000 words living … Continue reading

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When Dreams Die by Vicki Hinze

  We begin with a dream.  It might be a pipe dream to some, a lofty one to others, but to us it is a vision and we create it from desire. That desire is often seated in purpose.  Our … Continue reading

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86,400 Seconds by Bridget A. Thomas

86,400 seconds is the amount of time we have each day. It sounds like a lot of time when we look at it in seconds. Yet each day seems to go by so quickly. Most years we get 31,536,000 seconds … Continue reading

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