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Choosing the Right Gift

Posted on December 12, 2018 by

by Cheri Cowell Whether you shop all year, or brave the crowds on Black Friday, all of us desire to find just the right gift for everyone on our list. Here are a few tips to help make that goal a reality. Begin with a list. That m…

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The Lesson of the Leaf

Posted on October 8, 2018 by

by Cheri Cowell When the weather cools, millions head out on country roads, looking for that perfect tree in that perfect shade of orange or red. Last fall as I stood marveling at what I’d deemed the perfect tree, God spoke …

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Returned to Sender

Posted on June 21, 2018 by

by Cheri Cowell Have you ever been hurt so badly you thought your heart was being ripped from your chest? I have. As I began to heal, I thought I was doing the right thing by praying for those who hurt me. After all, isn’t t…

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Hammer of Peace

Posted on April 23, 2018 by

by Cheri Cowell In 1961, folk singer Peter Yarrow met Maryland standup comic Noel Paul Stookey in Greenwich Village.  Noel then introduced Peter to actress/singer Mary Travers. With the release of “If I Had a Hammer” in Augu…

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You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Posted on February 23, 2018 by

by Cheri Cowell In 1964, the Righteous Brothers released a song titled, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (at the mention of it, some of you are humming the lyrics and some of you may need to Google it). During t…

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The Good and the Bad of Childhood Christmas Memories

Posted on December 1, 2017 by

by Cheri Cowell The turkey leftovers were tucked in the fridge, I’d turned the A/C down (we live in Florida), put on the Christmas music and eagerly handed my husband a piping hot cup of cocoa. “Are you ready?” I…

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Back to the Basics–The Three R’s

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

by Cheri Cowell With school starting, it is a good reminder that we ought to get back to the basics–with our spirituality, that is. We can’t forge ahead into the deep and neglect “the three R’s” if we wan…

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March into a Deeper Faith

Posted on March 20, 2017 by

by Cheri Cowell Are you looking to go deeper in faith? Here are a few strategies to help you M.A.R.C.H. into a faith that brings you closer to God. Make a plan. We plan for vacations, we plan for meals and we plan for retirement,…

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Getting Organized in 2017

Posted on January 1, 2017 by

by Cheri Cowell The holidays are over and the calendar has flipped to a new year. Use these tips to get yourself, your home and your heart better organized for a productive 2017. The best way to organize a room is to bring in seve…

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Fall Into New Habits

Posted on September 8, 2016 by

by Cheri Cowell School is back in session. The air is turning crisp and the leaves are beginning to turn gold, red and brown. Fall brings change and, likewise, we should take the opportunity to make personal changes that can turn…

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Summer Scripture Scavenger Hunt

Posted on May 17, 2016 by

by Cheri Cowell Summer is a great time to make Scripture fun for the whole family. Here is how to create your own Scripture Scavenger Hunt. First, make a list of the Bible stories you want to cover and how many days during the su…

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Make Peace Your Goal for 2016

Posted on January 7, 2016 by

by Cheri Cowell Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or simply set new goals as the calendar flips over, here is an acrostic using the word P.E.A.C.E. to help you set new spiritual goals for 2016. P: Make a list of the p…

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Gifts Fit for a King

Posted on December 2, 2015 by

by Cheri Cowell So what was I going to get my father for Christmas? I wondered as I strolled the aisles at the Christian bookstore. For years he received the typical dad-type gifts: tools, ties, and dress shirts, but this year ne…

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Christmas in July…Really?

Posted on August 18, 2015 by

by Cheri Cowell Last month I walked into my local craft and hobby shop to discover the shelves filled with Christmas decor and craft supplies. As I checked out I said to the cashier, “I can’t believe you have Christma…

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When Sheep Become the Shepherd

Posted on June 28, 2014 by

by Cheri Cowell So you’ve attended a few Bible studies, even opened a few meetings with devotions. Suddenly your world is upended. They’ve asked you to lead the Bible study and not simply attend. The sheep has become t…

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Living Weed Free

Posted on June 24, 2013 by

“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want…

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Parenting, Planning and Parables

Posted on July 3, 2012 by

by Cheri Cowell “After you cross the Jordan River, go to Mount Ebal. Set up large slabs of stone, then cover them with white plaster and write on them a copy of these laws” (Deuteronomy 27:4 CEV) In a chaotic world hob…

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