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Hormonal Humdingers

Let’s state the obvious… our weight and eating habits are affected by our hormonal cycle. It’s not “crazy” to crave certain foods at certain times. It’s not a “coincidence of …

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Get More into God’s Word;
Get More out of God’s Word!

I was recently asked to author articles for this column “Books to Grow By,” which wonderfully coincides with the beginning of a new year. Several of the top books that …

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Upon This Rock…

Upon this rock, I sit. Lacking much glamour and comfort, I must admit. Listening to tranquil sounds of nature with delight. Elegant is the far extreme yet what a beautiful …

Thoughts from Exodus

And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD …

For Such a Time as This

Going through old cookbooks from places like Germany or the British Isles, you can clearly see differences in their recipes than countries of, for example, Italy, Spain, or Greece. Though …

Peace in My Heart

Friday morning my alarm went off and my mind began to calculate when the kids might wake up and how long I would have to shower, read my Bible, drink …

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Beauty in Weakness

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”2 Corinthians 12:10Seeking to find …

Cold

In the cast of the floodlight of the dark morning hours, the snowflakes descend lightly, haphazardly toward the hardened soil. No precipitation can penetrate its diamond surface now. Ten thousand …

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The Ministry of Encouragement

“But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him…”Deuteronomy 3:28Encourage: To give courage to; to give or increase confidence or success; to inspire with courage, spirit, or strength of mind …

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Cultivating a Daily Time with the Lord

This year, for 2022, this column will include some “womanly wisdom” from various ladies from our home church. Though these dear ladies are of different ages and at different seasons of …

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Change

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and …

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Great Is HIS Faithfulness!

As we begin this New Year 2022, our thoughts look back at the past almost 2 years of this new reality—lockdowns, restrictions, hand sanitizer, social distancing, masks, vaccines, sickness, death, …

What Now?

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” …

Is There Not a Cause?

Is there not a cause? Should our faith not spill over into every area of our life? Is health care exempt? I am asking these questions, not as a sinless …

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How to Plan a Personal Retreat

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season closes upon us and the end of the year draws near, it is the perfect time to consider planning a Personal …

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The Contentment of a Homemaker

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we …

I Am Thy Refuge, pt.3

Because He hath set His love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.Psalm 91:14Next, in order to dwell …

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A Firm Foundation

The Christmas season is upon us. Fall may be my favorite season but Christmas is my favorite holiday. For my family Christmas has always been a month long of traditions …

Book Review: The Five Pieces of Salvation by Doug Hammett

Last year Evangelist Douglas Hammett published a book titled The Five Pieces of Salvation: Responding to the Gospel God’s Way. He is adept at marketing, and thus I found myself …

I Am Thy Refuge, pt.2

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in him will I trust.Psalm 91:2Verse 2 begins with the words: “I will say” which …