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The Best or the Worst

"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." (Rom. 8:28 NIV) It was the first day of Spring here but it didn’t feel like it.  The Coronavirus Pandemic was sweeping the globe and...

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A Caribbean Problem…

"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again--rejoice!" (Phil. 4:4 NLT). After spending three weeks in the beautiful island of Grenada, my body still hadn't completely adjusted to the heat. It doesn't matter what island paradise you find yourself in, 30 C (86 F)...

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Under Attack

Are you engaged in battle with an enemy unseen? Perhaps your battle is against anxiety, fear, panic, or a combination of all three. Maybe you're not trusting God the way you should, or suffer from issues with your faith? If so, then you're not alone. As believers in...

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The Hug

It never ceased to amaze me how a simple kiss could take away the tears from my toddlers’ eyes. How can something so small make such a change? The answer of course is that it showed someone cared, and that was truly all that really mattered in the eyes of my toddlers....

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How to Overcome Depression 

Why do folks feel depressed during the holidays? Maybe trying to overcome depression adds to the pressure of life. My neighbor and I stood in front of the mailboxes near the sidewalk, chatting about life. She sighed. "Things are bad all around. More shootings all the...

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Because He Lives

As the sun began to send forth its pink and orange tendrils that Easter morning, I found myself being drawn outside for a walk in the sunrise. It was a glorious morning. There was just enough wind to stir the air. The birds raised their voices in songs of praise as...

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What to do when Feeling Overwhelmed

Life ain't all roses--and it won't be in the upcoming new year. The other morning, hubby and I walked hand in hand to the park for our morning exercise stroll. "It's going to be a stressful day," he said, "got a report to finish and don't have all the information..."...

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What to do in the Storms of Life

Decades ago, while still in my hometown of La Paz, Bolivia, birthday celebrations were a big thing. With a handful of invitations, I ran from house to house on the dirt streets where my friends lived. Anticipation danced in my heart as I delivered them with pride...

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The Best Part

I was delighted to find celeriac in the local farmer's market this morning. This strange-looking root vegetable, also called turnip-rooted celery, knob celery, and sometimes celery root, is a variety of celery cultivated for its edible roots, hypocotyl, and shoots. As...

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