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Celebrate Jesus—the Light of the World

Posted on December 23, 2013 in

by Grace Fox We pulled our fake tree from its box, assembled it branch by branch, and propped it in its stand. Next, we untangled several strands of teeny colored lights and plugged them into a socket. Nothing happened. And so the…

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Funny-Moon in a Blizzard

Posted on December 17, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay Last January my husband and I drove our college-graduate son from the temperate west coast to the middle of the Canadian prairies—Saskatchewan—which is directly north of Montana. We’re talking snow count…

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Christmas in One Word

Posted on December 11, 2013 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Early December brings one of my favorite activities: decorating the Christmas tree. I love pulling each ornament from the storage box as memories flood in. Beginning with the oldest, I pull out an ornament…

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Golden Rule at Christmastime

Posted on December 9, 2013 in

by Darlene Franklin I have recently come to an obvious conclusion: The golden rule, or the ethical principal of “treat others the way you want to be treated,” doesn’t work on a sliding scale. Let me explain. I find it relati…

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The Holiday Season

Posted on November 26, 2013 in

by Lena Nelson Dooley I love the season that starts with Thanksgiving and goes through New Year’s Day. Each of the holidays is special to me. Thanksgiving Day at our house is truly a time to stop and remember all the ways the L…

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Avalanches Always Happen to Other People

Posted on November 21, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay This past summer my hubby and I were traveling through the Canadian Rockies on one of our funny-moons, and my eyes landed on an unusual sight high up in Roger’s Pass—a Howitzer artillery rifle. “What on …

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Divine Appointment at O’Hare Airport

Posted on November 18, 2013 in

by Grace Fox Divine appointments never cease to amaze me. I recently experienced one at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. I found my gate an hour prior to departure and settled into a seat beside a woman about my age. We greeted one a…

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Marriage Proposal Madness

Posted on November 15, 2013 in

by Susan G Mathis As Diane Sawyer and others have recently reported, there’s a whole heap of coupling craziness in the air! In the world of reality TV and YouTube sensations, grooms-to-be are spending multiple thousands of doll…

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