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Cover Story

Posted on January 18, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea My husband once told me that there are two kinds of people in this world. Coverers and users. According to his definition, my grandmother was a coverer. She covered my grandfather’s TV chair with hand towels. Ther…

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3 Reasons to Visit Your Local Christian Bookstore

Posted on January 16, 2018 in

by Cindi McMenamin Want a richer experience than a “click and pay” on your personal device the next time you browse a book? Here are three reasons to visit your local Christian bookstore or drop into a different one when you…

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The Story Behind the Story in Valerie Fraser Luesse’s Novel Missing Isaac

Posted on January 15, 2018 in

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The Power of the Gospel

Posted on January 11, 2018 in

by Thabiti Anyabwile I was once an enemy of the cross. I opposed the gospel of my Lord and His people. I’m not sure I could have been harder in my entire outlook. And now, God has saved me. And not only has He saved me, but He h…

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The Story Behind the Story in Laura Frantz’s Novel The Lacemaker

Posted on January 8, 2018 in

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Read Aloud to Your Children

Posted on January 8, 2018 in

by Diane Stortz We often say children spell love T-I-M-E. But I think they also spell it R-E-A-D. Children who are regularly read to learn to enjoy reading. Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, said, “Every time you …

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Podcasts for Entertainment, Education and News

Posted on January 5, 2018 in

by Angela Breidenbach How many podcasts do you subscribe and/or listen to regularly? I use podcasts for entertainment, education and news. It’s one of my favorite ways to engage in the pursuit of knowledge. But I also love l…

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New Year’s Goals

Posted on January 4, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea I start a new fitness routine around the first of every year—with several thousand of my like-minded and like-squishy American friends. The new routine usually begins with the ceremonial setting of the 1200-calori…

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