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Think Positive

In the early morning hours this thought came to me Never assume the worse about anything, but assume the best until proven wrong. The gift of positive thinking is a wonderful boost to your faith. And to your peace of mind. God is still, and always will be, in control. Allow Him to work miracles … Continue reading »

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The Glowing Poker

As she climbed from Mrs. Dugan’s car, Kathy thought again of a comment the pastor had made that morning. Christ lives in us as we live in Him. “Oh!” She’d almost forgotten her manners. “Thanks for giving me a ride to church.” “You are welcome anytime, dear.” As the car rolled away from the curb, … Continue reading »

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Count Your Blessings

“Can you meet me at Ryan’s Café for lunch?” Lisa’s request wasn’t out of the ordinary, yet the strain in her voice tugged at Janice’s mind while she drove to the café. Something was going on. Although she didn’t have a clue what it might be, her heart pounded as she parked and crossed the … Continue reading »

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How Do You Feel?

Janie pushed the covers away and sat on the edge of the bed. She must’ve gained ten pounds over the Christmas holidays. Her head felt as if it were stuffed with cotton. All she wanted to do was crawl back into bed and shut out the world. Christmas had been fun. Her kids and grandchildren … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Christmas is just past, but the memories are dear. We enjoyed our children and grandchildren so much as they all came to spread their love through our home for a few days. The gifts and food we shared were nice, but the presence of family is what we’ll remember throughout the new year. I hope … Continue reading »

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Sh-h-h, Can You Hear Me?

“Children! Listen to me!” Sally stood in the midst of twenty kindergartners trying to raise her voice above theirs only to be ignored. Sure, they were having their first party of the school year and everyone was excited, but at this rate, her first year of teaching would soon end. “Sh-h-h, can you hear me?” … Continue reading »

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  At my church, I’ve been privileged to participate in a prayer group. We specifically lift up to the Lord our nation week after week. We pray for the President, Vice President, the Speaker of the House, Congress, the state governors, city mayors, and on and on. I’m grateful God placed this venture on the … Continue reading »

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A Waste of Time

Janice reached across the front seat of the car for her daughter’s hand. “Let’s pray before we get on the road.” Kari scowled but plopped her hand in her mother’s and bowed her head. “Lord Jesus, we ask for Your protection as we travel to and from the city. Keep us safe today from any … Continue reading »

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We Are More Than Conquerers

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. The church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a horrendous, hateful crime, personified evil in action. And yet those godly people spoke to the alleged killer during … Continue reading »

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Is There Anything Good About Suffering?

    How could pain and suffering ever have a positive side? I find myself going to the doctor more and more these day. What’s good about that? My old clunker of a car broke down, and I don’t have enough money for a new one. I should be happy ? Now I made my … Continue reading »

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