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Don’t Look Back—You’re Not Going that Way

Posted on October 23, 2018 in

by Deb DeArmond As a kid, my dad would affectionately call me a klutz. It usually accompanied a trip, a bump, or something knocked over. Mom would gently say, “Debbie, please watch where you’re walking. You weren’t even look…

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The Story Behind the Story in Melody Carlson’s Novel A Christmas by the Sea

Posted on October 22, 2018 in

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Woke Church

Posted on October 18, 2018 in

by Eric Mason My desire in this book is to encourage the church to utilize the mind of Christ and to be fully awake to the issues of race and injustice in this country. Pan-Africanists and Black Nationalists use the term “woke…

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Rediscovering God’s Healing Herbs

Posted on October 16, 2018 in

by Sandra Orchard One of my favorite things about writing fiction is the wealth of insights I gain through my research.  For my Port Aster Secrets series, in which the heroine believes there is “a tea for whatever ails you,” …

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The Story Behind the Story in Cynthia Ruchti’s Novel Miles from Where We Started

Posted on October 15, 2018 in

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The Power of Positive Music

Posted on October 12, 2018 in

by Ginny McCabe There is power in listening to positive music. It goes beyond the song, lyrics or the mood it puts us in when we are listening to it. Whether it’s in our daily walk, or in a specific situation we’re facing, mus…

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The Pits in Our Blessings

Posted on October 10, 2018 in

by Linda Wood Rondeau “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”  ― Alexander Pope I bit into what I thought was a delicious peach. Instead I crunched into a hard core. Yes, there was the sweet…

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The Story Behind the Story in Liz Johnson’s Novel A Sparkle of Silver

Posted on October 8, 2018 in

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