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The Things Kids Say

Posted on July 3, 2013 in

by Vickie McDonough I have always been a tomboy. I grew up playing sports, watching cowboy shows with my dad, riding horses, and when I was fourteen, I bought a motorcycle with money I’d made babysitting. That may be the reason …

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Unexpected Blessings

Posted on July 2, 2013 in

“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17 NLT). Wh…

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Healing Waves

Posted on July 1, 2013 in

“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it?” Isaiah 43:18-19a (NASB). Nathan tore off his sneakers. His …

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A Note to Dads: Deliver Truths a Little at a Time

Posted on June 30, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner Over the years you have picked up a handful of truths, some core values, and a few strategies for surviving this world and thriving in the next. Some you were taught. Most you learned the hard way. All of which y…

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Today’s a Gift

Posted on June 29, 2013 in

Lord, thank You for this and every day. “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NIV). Life being what it is, some days feel more worthy of rejoicing than others. Would you ag…

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Roly-Poly Revolution

Posted on June 28, 2013 in

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV). Other people’s kids s…

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Today’s Debt is Tomorrow’s Dilemma

Posted on June 27, 2013 in

by Darlene Franklin One of my favorite Bible stories as a child told the miracle of how God filled borrowed jars with oil at a time of a widow’s desperate need. I recently reread the story with the eyes of an adult and noticed s…

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The Elusive Ball Crab

Posted on June 26, 2013 in

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8). We approached…

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