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Pay It Forward: Generous Living

Posted on February 18, 2014 in

by Darlene Franklin “A Christian can afford to be generous.” The words have remained with me for almost forty years, ever since my supervising pastor said them to me during a summer church plant project. After we ate a…

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The Crash

Posted on February 14, 2014 in

by Anne Greene The huge double cab truck took the blow on the passenger side where my lovely thirteen-year-old granddaughter sat. In the back seat, my tiny blonde granddaughter screamed. My son at the wheel yelled, “Hold on tigh…

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I Prayed for This Child

Posted on February 11, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay In 1979 I relinquished my first-born child to adoption. Not married at the time, it was best for my baby who I named Sarah. A wonderful Christian couple became Sarah’s parents in a closed adoption. My little…

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Family—The Circle of Life—God’s Gift to Us

Posted on February 5, 2014 in

by Miralee Ferrell Almost four years ago I lost my precious grandmother, Maude Isabelle Gibbs, a month before her 99th birthday. Grammie loved babies and children more than almost anything, but she didn’t live long enough to kno…

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Where Do You Find Real Hope and Happiness?

Posted on February 3, 2014 in

by Janet Perez Eckles Hubby got home from work the other night, and as he came in, he stopped. “Wow, what smells so good?” I grinned. “I know,” I said, “isn’t that a great smell?” He dropped his car keys and phone on…

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My Spec Sheet

Posted on January 28, 2014 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews When our house went on the market last summer, I became obsessed with keeping it immaculate and ready for the realtor to show at a moment’s notice. The house sold three months later and my husband and I …

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Embracing a New Year

Posted on January 22, 2014 in

by Dianne Barker To celebrate our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, my husband surprised me with a magnificent gift—a cruise to the Bahamas. On an icy January day we left our Tennessee home to board the cruise ship in Miami and …

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Giving Stuff Away for Free

Posted on January 17, 2014 in

by Christine Lindsay Have you ever tried to give away—for free—something truly good and people stride past you as if you were offering them poison? To support my writing habit, I held a part-time job, demonstrating various pro…

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