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6 Ways to Deal With Failure

"I actually cut my bangs myself," my dear friend wrote. I was impressed. "...made a huge mistake," she continued, "by cutting 3/4 of an inch instead of 1/4 of an inch." Yikes, that's sounded like me. "I couldn't believe I did that!" she said, "But I've had more...

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Bengali? Or Bengali?

Google translate got me into trouble yesterday. I typed in the word "Bengali", pulled out the response written in such beautiful shrift and pasted it into my document. It was to be the hyperlink to a document that a friend had painstakingly translated into Bengali,...

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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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Jesus Peace: Experiencing the Peace of the Christ Child…ALL Year Long! Part 3: Accessing Peace

On Tuesday we saw that the prerequisite for accessing Jesus' Peace is to give our hearts to Jesus. If you have never done so, we urge you to do so now. It is the only way to having that permanent tranquility, that peaceful state of mind, that is only achieved by Jesus...

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Just Stay Calm

Is there something in your life that's breaking your heart right now? Do you wake up in the middle of the night with your pulse racing because you simply don't know what to do? Do you wonder where the strength will come from to face another day? Let's face it; life...

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“Buggy Whip” Cedars

Having just put in a flower bed, my husband and I were looking for affordable cedars to plant it with. After pricing them at nearby nurseries, we finally decided on some that were 15$ per tree. They were bare-root, and the four-foot trees looked more like buggy whips...

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The Abcess

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NIV) My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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Typing

"'I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.' But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to...

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When God says to Wait…

Are you in a holding pattern right now?Waiting for things can be unpleasant. I dislike waiting in long lines or when the car in front of me isn't paying attention when the advanced green light flashes, or when I order my coffee black and there's cream and sugar in...

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