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The Ties That Bind

Posted on May 16, 2013 in

Recently, I attended a book event in Oklahoma City. My sister flew in from Denver for the Saturday evening gala, but her flight wasn’t until early evening the next day, so we decided to have a “cousin” lunch on Sunday. With …

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Supper at Six O’clock

Posted on May 14, 2013 in

by Carla Stewart Growing up in the fifties and sixties, we always had supper at six o’clock. At the dinner table. Oh, how times have changed! Sometimes it seems like time is moving at warp speed and if I don’t anchor myself, I…

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Your Mother’s Prayers

Posted on May 12, 2013 in

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. ~ 1 Samuel 1:27 NIV I once heard someone say that we are the product of our grandparents’ prayers. If that’s true—and I believe it is—then how much …

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God Chose You to Be a Mom

Posted on May 11, 2013 in

by Rhonda Stoppe When I first heard a Bible scholar say, “Moms are the makers of men, the architects of the next generation,” my vision of motherhood was forever changed! Somehow, this perspective transformed the mundane dutie…

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Posted on May 10, 2013 in

I admire military wives. I admire their faith and perseverance Mrs. Leinenger kept hoping to find her daughter, captured by Indians.  Nine years later both changed and could not recognize one another. Colonel Bouquet who had free…

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Life Is Not a Race

Posted on May 3, 2013 in

by Margaret Daley I read what Rick Warren said about having margins in your life. I have thought about it a lot since then and realize how important that is. Having boundaries in your life means having breathing room, taking time …

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Keeping Secrets from Your Spouse

Posted on April 25, 2013 in

Isaac had a secret. He deliberately planned to disobey God. When Rebekah discovered it, she could no longer trust her husband. Instead of waiting for God to work out His plan, this husband and wife selfishly deceived each other. T…

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Positively Crucified

Posted on April 23, 2013 in

by Sheridan Voysey ‘Remember that thing Charlotte used to say when she didn’t get her way?’ Merryn and I sit in church after the morning service. Her comment refers to a time when our niece, then two years-old, wanted to pla…

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