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Following the Instructions

Posted on June 4, 2021 in

by Julie Lavender My husband and I looked forward to our week of Benaiah time. Our thirteen-month-old grandson’s parents embarked on a church staff retreat in early January, which meant finding fun activities indoors with our li…

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The Story Behind June Weddings

Posted on June 1, 2021 in

by Donna Schlachter writing as Leeann Betts In America, June is a popular time for weddings. Flowering trees are often in bud, and those early summer blooms such as lilacs and apple blossoms are prevalent. But have you ever wonder…

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MTL Intersection | How a Fan Letter Changed My Book

Posted on May 31, 2021 in

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Two Ounces of Truth

Posted on May 28, 2021 in

by Kevin Thompson I was at my grandson’s baseball game on a Friday night. Running late from work and other things, we didn’t have time to make dinner, sit down, eat, and get to the game on time, so we ate the usual fare at the…

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All Hat and No Cattle

Posted on May 26, 2021 in

by Deb DeArmond I was a lifelong Californian for 45+ years. The move to Texas was . . . interesting. Sometimes confusing, but always entertaining. If you’ve visited the Lone Star state, you may have noticed they talk funny. I’…

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MTL Intersection | Libraries Open the World to Readers

Posted on May 24, 2021 in

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Posted on May 24, 2021 in

by Randy Kay During a divisive period, it’s easy to get caught up in our many differences. From political beliefs to social identities, we disagree a lot. With different biases in the news, we often feel isolated and stresse…

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Yes Often Starts With No

Posted on May 20, 2021 in

by Christine Wagoner What takes me from the no to the yes? In short, the answer is Jesus. It’s a very simple Sunday school answer, but it’s the truthful one. Gravity pulls me toward comfort. Often my gut reaction is to stick w…

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