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During my elementary school days I went on several field trips to what you might call a theme park called Frontierland which was in western North Carolina. It was a big fort that you could go inside to see how the pioneers and Indians lived. The pioneers made forts to...

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Many in One

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6) During a trip to visit relatives we drove to a house on the edge...

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In the Car with Mom

I was both excited and a little scared my first day of Kindergarten. The large classroom was full of books and toys, two things that I loved. But it was also full of kids all larger than me. Because my birthday was in late September I was allowed in at only 4 years...

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A Pair of Miracles

Is God trying to get my attention or what? I am a confident driver, especially in the winter time. I respect the ice and snow, but I am not afraid of it. Where others avoid certain roads, I look forward to the challenge that the slippery white stuff that hasn't yet...

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It Got my Attention

It was an otherwise normal day and things were going along fine until the phone rang, and I heard fear and panic in the voice on the other end. When she said, “The woods are on fire!“, I knew there was cause for alarm. Now that might not have been quite as frightening...

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Scripture: "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." (Ps 20:7) Observation: The chariot and horse were weapons of war and naturally gave an advantage over the soldiers on foot. They were expensive and fearsome. I can...

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Weed Free

There is one place in my garden where weeds never grow. It is such a relief to find just one place in the garden that is totally free of rubbish and totally free of demands. It allows me to rest and just enjoy being there. There is no work to do, it is shaded from the...

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Duty of Care

Australian Magpies are user-friendly birds. They are people birds, that is, they make friends easily and because they live in families, you can have a resident family of Magpies for years on end. They will come for scraps of food and will learn to take them from your...

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