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Little White Suitcases

"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." (Jeremiah 31:25) Many years ago our first grader, little white suitcase in hand, was ready to leave in search of a better place. She had been invited to go to her room to think over some behavior, and apparently...

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Lessons From an Ice Storm

It was nearly Christmas when our region was plummeted by a major ice storm. We awoke to a thick layer of ice on every exterior surface. Unfortunately that included the power lines, which were snapping under the weight. There would be no power in our neighborhood for...

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Interesting Travels

The curvy, rugged roads here in the mountains of my home can make for some very interesting travels at times. In the last few weeks I have had my nostrils stung when the smell of a squashed skunk got sucked through the open windows of my car. I have screeched to a...

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Grand Adventure

"And not only [that,] but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who...

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When Life Falls Apart

The other night, close to midnight, I woke up suddenly and poked hubby. “What was that? I heard a loud noise outside the patio door.” Being the hero that he is, he got up from a sound sleep. He opened the patio door to find a squirrel splattered on the pool deck. He...

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God’s Perspective

We're all familiar with the story of Joseph, how his brothers kidnapped him and sold him into slavery. We've all tried to imagine the horror that Joseph must have gone through. But have we ever stopped to try and put ourselves in the shoes of Joseph's father? Joseph...

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Getting Rid of Stress

Who loves classical music these days? My six-granddaughter does. And Mozart is one of her favorite composers. She plays his music over and over again. The other day, she pulled my hand. “I love it. C’mon, Nana, let’s dance.” Dance? It’s not salsa, I thought. I smiled...

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The Victory

To Him, Whose way is perfect, I give thanks. To Him, Whose Word is flawless, I give thanks. Seeking refuge, we find God to be our shield. The enemy will be subdued, and by God's power, shall yield. It is God Who arms us with His strength, whenever the battles rage and...

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