Avocados

Avocados are a wonderful fruit that contain a powerhouse of health. Typically grown in the southern hemisphere, avocados are also grown in California and Florida. The two types of avocados are Haas avocados, which have dark, bumpy skin, and the Fuerte avocado, which is larger and has a smooth green skin. They have a pale, greenish-yellow fruit with a single stone, and a delicious buttery rich taste.

Attentiveness

I’ve mentioned before our imaginary little princess living in a beautiful castle with lots of servants to take care of her every need. Her servants, no doubt, display the character trait of attentiveness as they wait on her all day long. But does our little princess have this same quality? Do you?

A Love Story

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.

True Beauty

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.

Things Happen

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

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?

Orderliness

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!

One Precious Day

I may never see tomorrow;

There’s no written guarantee,

And things that happened yesterday

Belong to history.

New

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!”

Make 2010 Count

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.

The Great Litchi Harvest

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 Abigail Pasterski

Abigail strives to be a joyful wife to Scott and mother to their three blessings – Lily, Joseph and Grace. She enjoys homemaking, organizing, homeschooling, and bargain shopping. She blogs about …

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About Allison Hammett

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 …

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About Beverly Hammett

Beverly is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and Doug Hammett have been married for 35 years. Since her father was a pastor and her husband was already a pastor when she married him, she is well acquainted with …

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About Debbie Wilhite

Debbie and her husband, Jerry, are missionaries to South Africa. They have 11 children, 8 of whom still live at home, and 4 grandchildren. You can read more about their …

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About Elizabeth Roy

Elizabeth Roy, mother of four children. Under the preaching of God’s Word was gloriously saved on November 12, 1995. Delights in the knowledge that, “…I know whom I have believed, …

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About Jackie Gable

Jackie was born into a pastor’s home and has lived both in Western Australia and Washington State. She was saved as a young girl and had the privilege to see …

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About Katina Anderson

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 …

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About Kristin Hammett

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 …

About MaryLou Kolonyi

MaryLou came to know the Lord at the age of 22.  After going to church all her life and thinking that she was a good person…”surely good enough that God would …