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Hope

Posted on July 31, 2013 in

“Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:11 NIV). In northern climates, a winter landscape can be hard and bleak. The ground is unyielding, devoid of vegetation. Summer is a haz…

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The Sun-Lit Way

Posted on July 30, 2013 in

“He [Jesus] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven’” (Matthew 18…

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Brighter and Brighter

Posted on July 30, 2013 in

“The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday” (Proverbs 4:18 HCSB). My house gets one room larger every summer. Here in the northwoods, the screened gazebo on the dec…

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Praise Challenge

Posted on July 29, 2013 in

by Becky Harling Thirteen years ago, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I received a rather bizarre challenge from my mentor. Her challenge was, “Try spending 20 minutes praising God for five days.” At the time I though…

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A Note to Dads: Say “I’d Choose You”

Posted on July 28, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner My daughter and I have a running joke.  Except it’s not a joke at all. It was inspired by a children’s book by John Trent and following is a transcript of how that conversation might have gone the first time…

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The Brass Ring

Posted on July 27, 2013 in

“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14 NKJV). No doubt you’ve seen them. Flying manes, nostrils flaring, elaborate bridle bits,…

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A Quiet Place

Posted on July 26, 2013 in

“My people will live in a peaceful place, in safe homes and quiet places of rest” (Isaiah 32:18 GW). I’ve had some vacations that left me exhausted, especially when our kids were young. But a few years ago, I came ho…

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Like-Minded

Posted on July 25, 2013 in

by Sherry Kyle Have you ever created your dream room? A room makeover doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A can of paint, a new lampshade and rug, a few toss pillows, and a slipcover for a chair or sofa, and you’ve created a beaut…

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