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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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One Incident Changed Everything by Vicki Hinze

Indications are this will be a challenging week, which means we will be looking for insights and practical coping skills that we might or might not easily find. A few years ago, I wrote two projects–a short novella and a … Continue reading

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Blessed is the Man … and Grandma! by Kathy Carmichael

“Hey! I’ve got something to say!” Lately it seems as though my blessings are too numerous to even consider counting. Welcome to the world, little one! My sweet and precious first grandson was born a few days ago and he’s … Continue reading

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You Follow Me

We all have a path to follow for God. He uses the talents He’s given each of us to help advance His kingdom. All He asks of us is to stick to our path.   But that’s not always easy. … Continue reading

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Why I Love Story

I grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California. It’s a very diverse area. In fact, the statistics for the city I just moved from (and where I raised my children) said 75% of city residents were not born … Continue reading

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Nora’s Review of: On the Run by Traci Hunter Abramson

      On the Run  By Traci Hunter Abramson  Published by: Covenant Communications, Inc. 275 Pages         FROM THE BACK COVER: As one of the top investigative journalists in the nation, Elle Jameson has a knack … Continue reading

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I Miss You, Paula Kay – by Kathy Carmichael

Earlier this month my older sister, Paula Kay Carmichael, passed away. We thought it was amusing that we each married Carmichael men. My husband was born in Scotland, hers in Arkansas, but they had to be distant cousins since the … Continue reading

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Emerging Grateful

This week, in my part of Texas, the temperatures are going to be in the 60s. There’s sunshine outside my windows, and the snow has all melted. After last week’s record-breaking weather conditions, these days are welcomed. My husband and … Continue reading

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God Wins by Vicki Hinze

GOD WINS    Recently, I was asked how to remain calm and at peace in times of chaos.  The answer isn’t complex, though the journey to that answer most definitely is.  The answer is to be at peace. Believe it … Continue reading

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The Cure is Worse than the Disease

Back in the 80’s, I had an album by “The Cure.” I had the CD in my car and I was driving my grandfather somewhere. He looked at the CD and said, “The Cure? Looks more like the disease!” That … Continue reading

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