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Growing in Love by Nancy J. Farrier

Last week we traveled to California for a little vacation. We visited our daughters and their families and had a great time with out grandsons. The highlight of the trip, and the reason for the timing, was to be there … Continue reading

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Loving a Neighbor by Nancy J. Farrier

Have you ever had a neighbor or a person in your life that is tough to love? You know God doesn’t want you at odds with that person, but you can’t seem to find solid footing where you can interact … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Mother and Brothers by James R. Coggins

Mark 3:21 reports a strange thing in the life of Jesus: “When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’” When they heard about what? There are … Continue reading

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The Love of God by Bridget A. Thomas

Can you believe it is already February? It seems like we just rang in the New Year, then we blinked, and here we are already one full month into 2022. (Okay so maybe January did feel a little long?!) Anyway, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Christmas by Bridget A. Thomas

At my place of employment around Christmas, we collect non-perishable food, toiletries, stationary, and things of that nature for the elderly in the community. My heart always goes out to the elderly and I like to help them. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Without Christ by Julie Arduini

I was enjoying some quiet time reflecting on Christmas when a thought came to mind: what if Christ wasn’t our story? What if He didn’t exist? What if the devil had free reign without end? Years ago I remember reading … Continue reading

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A Momentary Discomfort by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my husband had an outpatient medical procedure done at a hospital. It was nothing serious, a simple health checkup that requires a few hours.  As I waited for him in the quiet hospital waiting room, a … Continue reading

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The Love of a Parent by Nancy J. Farrier

I love my kids. I truly love my children. Every one of them. When they were young, I remember walking into a room where they were playing. I would stop and stand there watching them, so overcome with love for … Continue reading

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Aspects of God by Kathy Carmichael

Recently I worked on two nonfiction Christian projects and, as I worked on them, I believed and still do, that in doing so I was fulfilling my calling. God has given each of us gifts, talents and skills He hopes … Continue reading

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Following His Footsteps by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in the desert and rarely see snow at my house, but the storms of the past few weeks reminded me of growing up in the Midwest. Some winters brought deep snow. While it’s nice to stay inside and … Continue reading

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An Advent Life by Bridget A. Thomas

The advent season is a special time of the year. The world around us seems to take on a new excitement as we anticipate Christmas day. We reflect on the first Christmas, over two thousand years ago, when the world … Continue reading

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Learning to Love by Kathy Carmichael

I’m still caught up in much of the fear from my last post, and as a result I found it difficult to choose a topic that appealed enough for discussion. In general, I’m quite a sunny person, so struggling with … Continue reading

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Taking Love for Granted by Kathy Carmichael

My husband and I have been together for forty-five years (and yes, I’ve been trying to convince anyone who’ll listen that I was only five when we began dating, but to no avail. But I was a child bride. Really. … Continue reading

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Do You Love? by Nancy J. Farrier

Years ago, a pastor’s wife shared a story at Bible study about a woman who went to a pastor for marital counseling. The following conversation is similar to what she told. Woman: “I don’t love my husband anymore.” Pastor: “But, … Continue reading

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Surrendering Self by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in a small rural area. Most traffic goes right by us on the highway, but we also have a low road for the sparse local traffic. In the early mornings a few residents of the area, including my … Continue reading

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