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The Story Behind the Story in Barbara M. Britton’s Novel Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey

Posted on November 18, 2019 in

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Telephones, Technology, and 10-Year-Olds

Posted on November 18, 2019 in

by Angela Breidenbach The first telephone was used at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. My grandfather was ten years old when the new telephone revolutionized the world. The first push button telephone was used on this day, Nove…

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Jesus, the Grandest Story of All

Posted on November 15, 2019 in

by Daniel Darling An old man stoops and grabs a weathered hardback off the shelf. He handles the volume gently, careful not to disturb the fragile binding while returning to his favorite chair, glasses perched on his nose. As he s…

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Where on Earth Is the Rest?

Posted on November 14, 2019 in

by Dianne Barker I’m an ordinary woman with a huge need for God’s power and peace in my life. No problem recognizing His power. Peace sometimes is touch-and-go. Life becomes too much. Too many cares and snares. Once I cried, …

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God Comforts Us So We Can Comfort Others

Posted on November 12, 2019 in

by Anne Greene “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us” 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT I’m sharing with you th…

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The Story Behind the Story in Jennifer Slattery’s Novel Hometown Healing

Posted on November 11, 2019 in

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Circle the Wagons

Posted on November 8, 2019 in

by Rhonda Rhea Coffee and donuts. They go together like love and marriage. Someday I’d like to write a poem and I’d like to start it with the line, “Coffee and donuts, sittin’ in a tree.” I’m not sure where to go from …

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Safe Where I Belong

Posted on November 5, 2019 in

by PeggySue Wells One day, I played outdoors with my two-year-old grandson. When a noise caught his attention, he turned toward the street. “Get back here,” I called. “Think about what you’ve done, and how you will fix it!…

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