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Pushing Moses Out in the Basket

Posted on September 22, 2017 in

  by Dr. Lainna Callentine Parenting is not for the faint at heart. Prior to becoming a mom, I was full of all kinds of bright ideas and worldly suggestions for struggling parents. Early in my pediatric residency training, I …

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Sin—Just Too Hard to Swallow

Posted on September 21, 2017 in

by Rhonda Rhea I microwaved my second cup of coffee this morning and couldn’t figure out why in the world it tasted like cough medicine. Granted, I’m never sure how I’m supposed to be awake enough to get my own coffee when I…

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Daddy’s Girl

Posted on September 19, 2017 in

by Twila Belk A Facebook friend of mine recently posted this message: “Sometimes all a girl needs is a phone call with her daddy.” My heart was in immediate agreement with that statement. Because my earthly daddy has been gone…

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The Story Behind the Story in Jane Kirkpatrick’s Novel All She Left Behind

Posted on September 18, 2017 in

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A Peaceful Marriage

Posted on September 14, 2017 in

by Chuck Bentley Peace is the oil that makes the engine of your marriage run smoothly in spite of your differences, even during times of suffering. Peacemaking is the foundation for unity, which, in our view, is the key to lasting…

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One Year of the Empty Nest

Posted on September 14, 2017 in

by Sarah Sundin A year ago, we sent the youngest of our three children off to the Navy, emptying our nest. Besides the joy of decreased grocery and energy bills, I’ve found unexpected joys in the sorrows. Sorrow: Loneliness. I m…

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Content with Ordinary Pleasures

Posted on September 13, 2017 in

by Grace Fox Doing ministry in countries including Egypt, Nepal and Romania has changed my life. I now realize how I’ve taken so many ordinary pleasures for granted—clean tap water, a washer and dryer, a comfortable bed, an el…

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The Story Behind the Story in Ann H. Gabhart’s Novel These Healing Hills

Posted on September 11, 2017 in

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