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Sue’s February Update

In News from Your Next-Door Neighbor by Sue Gable0 Comments

Both Pastor Gable and I are very grateful for all the cards and gifts you gave us for our birthdays last week. You all have been SO VERY FAITHFUL year after year. I wish I could say that I was as faithful in writing thank-you cards but many of you know I need improvement in that area.

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A Love Story

In Sweet Meditations by Rachel Hammett0 Comments

Just a poor, beggar girl I am, deserving of nothing. He is so great and so far above me, like a Grand Prince over all – fine, educated, rich, handsome, kind. So far above me – wretched, dirty, stubborn, ugly, stupid me. “What about your self-image?” you might say. And this is my self-image – that I am a dog, that I am a sinner, and that I was incurable.

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True Beauty

In Singleness of Heart by Jackie Gable0 Comments

Susan Boyle was a simple, middle-aged woman from Scotland who didn’t seem to amount to much. She was disliked by most and even given the nickname “Susie Simple” in grade school. But her love for music was a growing passion for her. She decided to take a shot at winning $200,000 on the hit show Britain’s Got Talent.

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Things Happen

In Sweet Meditations by Rachel Hammett0 Comments

Things happen that I would not approve of for my life. If I was walking through a store of “Choices for Rachel’s Life,” I would not take those things off the shelf to put into my cart. I would leave them there! No, surely it is better to leave them there.

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Organic Labeling

In Wholesome Health by Allison Hammett1 Comment

Organic items are hugely popular in stores right now and product lines are continuing to expand and grow. Big companies want to get in on the money-making band wagon that the organic craze has produced. But what exactly does “organic” mean and is it truly better than non-organic?

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Orderliness

In The King's Daughter by Abbi Pasterski0 Comments

Orderliness is something that we hear much about this time of the year! Perhaps you have heard your mother talking about reorganizing something or getting the house in shape now that Christmas is over. January is a great time for fresh starts; and developing the character quality of orderliness would be a great goal for a young girl!

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New

In Books to Grow By by Elizabeth Roy0 Comments

As an encouragement to youth, Andrew Carnegie once said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” On this early morning, I encourage you, dear reader in the summer, fall or winter of your life: “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled victory. A whole, clear, glorious, new day lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

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Make 2010 Count

In Mommy Musings by Abbi Pasterski0 Comments

A few weeks ago as I was reading through the little book of Haggai, three action statements jumped out at me, and the Lord used them to work a few changes in my life at the time, so I thought I would share them with you. I think they are especially applicable at the start of this new year when we are considering the months before us and laying out some plans.

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I Think I Can!

In Two Cents by Katina Anderson0 Comments

Do you remember the children’s book, “The Little Engine That Could?” Have you ever known someone who had a special ability and you thought, “I wish I could do that, but I can’t because…” How about when it comes to living frugally and staying out of debt? Do you think it’s impossible? The Bible says that we can do all things through Christ!

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The Great Litchi Harvest

In Village Vista by Kristin Hammett0 Comments

Care for some fresh picked litchis? Or lychee, laichi, lichu – depending on where you’re from. For us, it’s the taste of summer! We are blessed this term to have our very own gigantic, shady, litchi tree in our backyard. Our bountiful crop was ready to enjoy at Christmas time!

About Allison Hammett

In Wholesome Health by G&H2 Comments

Allison is wife to Roland, who is senior pastor at LVBC. She is also mother to four children – Margaret, Isaac, Esther and Titus. She enjoys reading, sewing, and experimenting …

About Katina Anderson

In Two Cents by G&H1 Comment

Some of Katina’s favorite hobbies are bargain shopping and couponing! She is excited to share good deals, fresh money-saving ideas, budgeting tips, and ways to use what you already have so …

About Kristin Hammett

In Village Vista by G&H1 Comment

Kristin and her husband George are missionaries in South Africa. You can read more about their ministry here. Kristin has three children – Joel, Anna, and Luke. You can read …