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The Power of Simple Thanks

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Last weekend we had an ordinary Saturday, starting with granddaughter Sugar Lump’s first Easter egg hunt. We gathered with hundreds of varying sizes of cuteness along with their parents and grands, straining to hear the countdown. At the right time, we surged forward, gently, with the others. We had no expectations of how many eggs,… Read More

Living In God’s Presence

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When I was growing up, my mother would tell me not to fill every minute of my day with noise. “You won’t hear God,” she’d say. “You can’t listen if you have background noise on all the time.” The example she used was constantly having music playing. But the truth was, I didn’t have music… Read More

Do You Need Hope this Spring?

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There is something magical about spring. Bulbs push through lingering crusts of snow to bloom. Frogs bring back their nightly serenade. Trees burst forth with new buds after being dormant for months, weathering brutal temperatures, fierce winds, and unrelenting rain and heavy snows. We’ve all struggled through winters in our lives. It seems we’ll never… Read More

Partnering with God and Others

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3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it… Read More

A Time for Everything

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“There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4 A season of mourning used to be practiced in our country as a time set aside for people to show the signs of grief outwardly. Most of us are only able to picture… Read More

Why I’m an Advocate for Blood and Organ Donation

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I became a blood donor when I was sixteen. I remember my mother coming home with “Be nice to me, I gave blood today” stickers on her shirt. She donated blood for the boy who lived next door to us. His name was Jimmy, and he was diagnosed with leukemia when he was little. Tragically,… Read More

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