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Spring is Around the Corner!!

Posted on March 19, 2014 in

by Miralee Ferrell I was shocked when I realized that daylight savings time had arrived, and we gained an hour in the evening as well as ushering in spring a few weeks from now. There’s nothing like the prospect of new flowers,…

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Got Crankytude?

Posted on March 17, 2014 in

by Linda S. Clare aka Miss Crankypants In case you hadn’t noticed, the world is getting crankier. People walk around with looks so sour, they could curdle milk or at least turn it into Greek yogurt. Everywhere we go, drivers cut…

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Peculiar People

Posted on March 14, 2014 in

by Anne Greene As newlyweds, we left our first apartment in Ohio to move to California. San Diego was my dream. No more frigid weather and snow. I’d been searching for God. So, after we moved into a furnished studio, we set out …

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So What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 3)

Posted on March 13, 2014 in

by John Mark Comer The last line in the story is, “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” Two young, amorous, naked people in a garden. Sounds like reality TV gone bad, but it’s actually the first love s…

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What’s a Woman to Do?

Posted on March 10, 2014 in

by Susan G. Mathis “We used to pray together, read the Bible together, and serve in the church together. Now Jim doesn’t want to do any of it! He barely makes it to church anymore,” Julie said. In the busyness of life, we ca…

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My Bench Has Room for You

Posted on March 8, 2014 in

by Jan Kern Tucked away benches are treasured places for me. As I draw closer, I sense God’s invitation, “Come, my bench has room for you.” But what if that bench has room not only for me but also for another? After all, are…

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So What’s the Point of Marriage? (Part 2)

Posted on March 6, 2014 in

by John Mark Comer God put Adam in the garden to “work it and take care of it.” That was a part of human’s job description. The not-alone God says, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule …

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Message in a Stained Glass Window

Posted on March 4, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay My life journey as a birthmom—a woman who gave her baby up to adoption—has been a journey of great heights and lows. The lows…relinquishing my baby girl, Sarah, in 1979 because it was in her best int…

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