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Settling In

Posted on May 6, 2014 in

by Cynthia Ruchti My life as a nomad began when I was eight days old. My father boarded the ship for transport to serve in the Korean Conflict two days after I squalled my way into the world. Mom and I boarded a plane from Califo…

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First Sign of Something New

Posted on May 1, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay As the snow flies each winter, I keep an eagle eye on my garden, looking for that first bright yellow sign of spring—the forsythia bush. One of my favorite gardening tips—when the forsythia blooms, it’s …

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The Last E-Mail

Posted on April 29, 2014 in

by Laurie Alice Eakes Born with an eye condition that didn’t allow me to read much, I relied on recorded, braille, or read-to-me books. Prior to computers and scanners, most of my schoolbooks had to be read to me, and that task …

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Great Expectations

Posted on April 23, 2014 in

by Richard Mabry Fifteen years ago, just as I was ready to retire from medicine, my wife of forty years died suddenly. Because of this event, the department chairman at the medical school where I was a professor suggested I stay o…

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God Answers Prayer—in His Timing

Posted on April 21, 2014 in

by Vickie McDonough Something I didn’t expect when I first became a writer was that I’d get to travel. Writers attend conferences, travel to other towns for book signings, and visit places while researching their stories. When…

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The Week that Jesus Changed the World

Posted on April 19, 2014 in

Saturday by Wendy Fitzgerald This week we have journeyed through the highs and lows of the seven days before the resurrection of Jesus.  Each day we asked you to add a minute to your prayer time.  We know that prayer precedes he…

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The Week that Jesus Changed the World

Posted on April 18, 2014 in

Friday by Wendy Fitzgerald After Jesus prayed in the upper room, He and His disciples walked across the Kidron Valley to an olive grove called Gethsemane.  This was a common place for Jesus to go with His disciples, so after a t…

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The Week that Jesus Changed the World

Posted on April 17, 2014 in

Thursday by Wendy Fitzgerald Our week began by welcoming the Passover lamb into Jerusalem.  Today we look at the Feast of Passover.  Each day, we have looked at how God wove the details of the Old and New Testaments together.  …

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