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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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Moment By Moment Grace

Posted on January 13, 2014 in

by Doug Anderson The recording process is a long journey that usually takes at least about a year. It is full of ups, downs, road blocks, delays, and at the end everything has to be done ASAP. There are lists of songs from amazing…

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Family Holiday Classics

Posted on January 2, 2014 in

by Doug Anderson Christmas is over and most of us are cleaning up wrapping paper or trying to figure out what gym we can join to lose the extra pounds from all the amazing food we couldn’t say no to over the holidays. As you…

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Letting God Drive

Posted on December 30, 2013 in

by Doug Anderson In writing this, it is probably good that I introduce myself first. My name is Doug Anderson and I live in the metropolis of Lapel, IN. Lapel is located 20 miles north of Indianapolis. It is a town of about 2,800 …

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Walking Backward

Posted on December 27, 2013 in

by Novelist Gail Gaymer Martin What would it be like to walk backward and not see where we are going? I picture being sprawled on the ground after stumbling over something in my path. Walking backward seems a rather dangerous and …

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