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Independence Day:Do We Know What or Why We’re Celebrating? by Vicki Hinze

Independence Day.  Some of us will gather with family and friends and neighbors. We’ll picnic and grill. We’ll watch fireworks explode, maybe shoot off some ourselves, and celebrate the day off work. But do we and our kids know what … Continue reading

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THE DIFFERENCE ONE LETTER CAN MAKE

What happened to George Floyd was wrong and everyone knows it.  Everyone agrees it’s unacceptable and should never happen again.  Everyone agrees the officer with eighteen complaints should have been stopped long before this incident.  But he wasn’t.  And here’s … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS: A MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE… by Vicki Hinze

  It’s Memorial Day.  A day when we honor those who fought and died on behalf of our nation to preserve its ideals and values, and our freedom.  A day when we honor them and their sacrifice.  Their families’ sacrifice.  … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS IN THE SOURCE by Vicki Hinze

©2020, Vicki Hinze This Corona Virus has had a consequential impact on all of us.  I don’t need to reiterate how it has impacted you—you’re only too well aware of that.  But it does seem like a good time for … 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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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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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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Christians Read: Reader Appreciation Contest by Vicki Hinze

At Christians Read, our authors work hard to make sure you get quality content to read in our articles. And we appreciate your reading our work very much every day. To celebrate that appreciation, we’re sponsoring a Reader Appreciation Contest. … Continue reading

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CONQUER YOUR BEAR THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE by Vicki Hinze

  This year we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with a group of people we dearly love.  That holds a reliable promise for a lot of fun and laughter.  Hubby and I are really looking forward to it. But every year, … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ARE WHAT WE REALLY SEE

When we look at others, at ourselves, at specific things, do we see them as they are—or as we are at that moment in time?   It’s an interesting question worth exploring, whether contemplating it for characters in a book … Continue reading

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PARTING GIFTS by Vicki Hinze

A few years ago I thought I had a life-threatening illness. It turned out to be a paperwork mistake, but there were about six weeks when I didn’t yet know that. I thought my time here was nearly done, and … Continue reading

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When You Win and Lose–Grace by Vicki Hinze

During the course of a lifetime, we all win some and lose some.  That is the nature of competition and the nature of life.  Learn to do both—to win and to lose—with dignity, respecting yourself, others and the competition. Have … Continue reading

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Physical + Emotional + Spiritual = Balance By Vicki Hinze

  We all know it.  All is not lost and there is hope but, right now, as a civil society, we are in trouble. In recent months, we’ve seen three separate incidents of murder and massacre in our schools.  Granted, … Continue reading

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FEELING SMALL AND STANDING UP

  When your inner lion is roaring, it’s easy to stand up for what you think is right. Something triggers you emotionally or physically or spiritually, and that lion bares its teeth and is ready to rumble. But when you … Continue reading

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United We Stand by Vicki Hinze

Let today be the day that Americans stand united for the Fallen and against violence and hatred in all its forms.   It begins with one.  One person.  One action.  One voice. Let it begin today with each of us. … Continue reading

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