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Shifting Sands

Posted on June 11, 2013 in

“But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it …

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Happy Food!

Posted on June 10, 2013 in

“There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel!” (I Chronicles 12:40 NIV, abridged). Summer is the time for picnics and swimsuits. For some, t…

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Hope for This Generation?

Posted on June 7, 2013 in

by Heather Burch If you look at the world surrounding today’s teens, you might wonder. Two weeks ago, I got a call that my son’s high school was on lock down. My blood froze in my veins. Before the recorded message could expla…

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Summer Will Come

Posted on June 5, 2013 in

“Our troubles are small. They last only for a short time. But they are earning for us a glory that will last forever. It is greater than all our troubles” (2 Corinthians 4:17 NIrV). Growing up in Michigan, my favorite season w…

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Out of the Whirlwind

Posted on June 3, 2013 in

“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding” (Job 37:5 NIV). When we relocated from New York to south Florida, we were told to expect two seasons: drought season and hurrica…

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Feeling Small

Posted on June 1, 2013 in

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4 NL…

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Mom, Please Listen to Me

Posted on May 30, 2013 in

by Poppy Smith “I hear what you’re saying, and the answer is no.” “Don’t tell me, I know what you’re going to say.” “I don’t care what the circumstances are, you’re not going.” Do any of these statements soun…

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My Parents Need Me—How Should I Help?

Posted on May 28, 2013 in

by Poppy Smith The Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared, is good advice for women in their middle years. You don’t have to live in fear of the negative. But, you do need to make time to prayerfully assess how you and your family will co…

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