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The Love of a Parent by Nancy J. Farrier

I love my kids. I truly love my children. Every one of them. When they were young, I remember walking into a room where they were playing. I would stop and stand there watching them, so overcome with love for … 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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Following His Footsteps by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in the desert and rarely see snow at my house, but the storms of the past few weeks reminded me of growing up in the Midwest. Some winters brought deep snow. While it’s nice to stay inside and … Continue reading

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An Advent Life by Bridget A. Thomas

The advent season is a special time of the year. The world around us seems to take on a new excitement as we anticipate Christmas day. We reflect on the first Christmas, over two thousand years ago, when the world … Continue reading

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Learning to Love by Kathy Carmichael

I’m still caught up in much of the fear from my last post, and as a result I found it difficult to choose a topic that appealed enough for discussion. In general, I’m quite a sunny person, so struggling with … Continue reading

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Taking Love for Granted by Kathy Carmichael

My husband and I have been together for forty-five years (and yes, I’ve been trying to convince anyone who’ll listen that I was only five when we began dating, but to no avail. But I was a child bride. Really. … Continue reading

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Do You Love? by Nancy J. Farrier

Years ago, a pastor’s wife shared a story at Bible study about a woman who went to a pastor for marital counseling. The following conversation is similar to what she told. Woman: “I don’t love my husband anymore.” Pastor: “But, … Continue reading

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Surrendering Self by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in a small rural area. Most traffic goes right by us on the highway, but we also have a low road for the sparse local traffic. In the early mornings a few residents of the area, including my … Continue reading

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Wishing You The Best by Tara Randel

  Can you believe Thanksgiving week is upon us? I must admit, October blew by and I thought I had a handle on November, but here we are. Ready for turkey day! This year I’m cooking. I love the tradition … Continue reading

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Christian Unity in Times of Hate and Division

Opinion by Jim Denney One of the great tragedies of the church today is the way Christians divide from each other and attack each other over politics. I’m not saying our political views are unimportant. As Christians, we are to … Continue reading

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Character Depth

By Nancy J. Farrier I sat beside my dad in his room at the nursing home and watched my mom leave with the burnt sugar cake she’d made for his birthday. We’d already done the song and candles. She wanted … Continue reading

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The Right Word

By Marilyn Turk Writers are always searching for the right word, that word that captures the truest meaning of the moment in our stories. We try to abstain from the “weasel” words, the weak words that are commonplace like “just,” … Continue reading

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Consider Others by Tara Randel

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the … Continue reading

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The Big Storm by Tara Randel

Unless you’ve been completely cut off from current events lately, you know Florida weathered a pretty massive hurricane this month. To all my fellow Floridians, you know exactly what I’m going to talk about today. Even though Irma hit us … Continue reading

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What Kind of Faith Are We Proclaiming?

Scripture tells us we are God’s image bearers–that the world will catch a glimpse of who He is through us. So, what kind of God are we revealing? What kind of faith are we proclaiming? Do our words and actions … Continue reading

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