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Reclaiming Our Inner Child

Posted on July 12, 2017 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews One summer day, I stopped at a bank to take care of some business. The atmosphere could not have been more different from my usual friendly small town bank. I was directed to a waiting area with chairs grou…

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The Story Behind the Story in Liz Johnson’s Novel On Love’s Gentle Shore

Posted on July 10, 2017 in

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A Spark of Encouragement

Posted on July 10, 2017 in

by Doreen Hanna A reason to celebrate someone or something ignites a fire in my spirit and charges my organizational queen spirit. I love planning the meal, decorating the table and providing a unique way for us to engage as frien…

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The Shadow of Fear

Posted on July 7, 2017 in

by Erica Wiggenhorn  Many people battle against fear it seems. They might call it something else: worry, concern or anxiety, but the root is fear. No wonder the most frequently repeated command in Scripture is, “Do not fear, do…

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Ah, the Sweet Life

Posted on July 6, 2017 in

by Rhonda Rhea I don’t know why we’re always making things a lot more complicated than we need to, but repairs shouldn’t be rocket science. Unless you’re repairing rockets. But for everything else, it’s a lot simpler tha…

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7.3.17 MTL Newsletter

Posted on July 3, 2017 in

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Happy Birthday

Posted on July 3, 2017 in

by Davalynn Spencer Today is my youngest granddaughter’s birthday. It is also my mother’s. When girl-child number 3 was born, I felt an ancestral connection run through me that I’d not felt before. July 3 linked my mother to…

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Praising Kids Right

Posted on June 28, 2017 in

by Diane Stortz How many times have you told a child, “Good job!” “You did great!” “You’re so strong,” or “You’re a good helper”? A lot? Me too. But what if there’s a better way to applaud a child’s accompl…

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