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Lawn Mowing? Or Lawn Care?

I have a love/hate relationship with my lawn mower. I love the way the grass looks once it is cut. The hate part? Pushing it requires work. It takes energy, it takes time... Besides, there will always be areas where the machine can't get -- like around the bases of...

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Home for the Holidays

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your...

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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 1: What IS Peace, Anyway?

Peace. It is a word that we so often hear, it is something we long for, yet it so often slips through our fingers. But just what is peace, anyway? According to the dictionary, peace is: - freedom from disturbance; - tranquility; a state or period in which there is no...

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Happy New Year!

2020 has come and now, is nearly gone. In just a few days we will be celebrating the arrival of a whole new year, 2021. I don't know about you, but New Years brings about two completely different sets of emotions. I am either quite happy for a year and its troubles to...

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Water-Skiing

As a kid, water-skiing was my favorite sport. There was something in the thrill of gliding over the water, jumping over the wake, taking the gentle waves in my knees... Just the thought makes me want to go out water-skiing... One memory that has never left me is the...

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 Why God??? Why is this Happening to Me???

Why is this happening to me? This is a question I've heard voice so many times. Hey, it's a question I've screamed out and demanded answers to! You can all relate. When snowed under with health problems, drowning in grief, hit blind-sided by broken relationships, when...

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 Walk the Road

"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) I had the strangest dream last night. I was walking down a dirt road with snowy woods on either side of me. I was all alone....

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Five Ways to Face Tragedy

Tears flowed. The eulogy for this young man evoked sobs that echoed throughout the room. When a young man dies unexpectedly, shock brings unspeakable sorrow. He and my son Joe grew up together and remained close friends. My Joe has been in the glory of heaven since...

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When God Seems so far Away…

We've all been there, maybe we're there now, and most certainly we will be there sometime in the upcoming New Year: Up to our eyeballs in troubles, and it seems that the more we cry out to God, the farther away He seems. Or perhaps it is wisdom we seek. There is a...

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Mountains? Or Molehills?

That was one of my southern-bred mother's favorite expressions, one that I admit she had to use often. I was (still am!) the queen of seeing whatever I am upset about as being much bigger in the grand scheme of things as it truly is. Take, for example, how upset I got...

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