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What’s in Your Hand?

What’s in Your Hand?

When God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses wasn’t so sure he was up for the challenge. The conversation between Moses and God is quite lengthy because Moses argued with God for a good bit (like that was going to get him anywhere). We’re going to...

Love to Listen? Try Our Favorite Podcasts

Love to Listen? Try Our Favorite Podcasts

Looking for a little audio inspiration? Podcasts offer a wealth of information on every topic under the sun. Our group of writers  compiled a list of some of our favorites: Faith-Driven Encouragement: I love “Pray Every Day” by Mary Demuth. Each day, she spends five...

A MEME to Remember

A MEME to Remember

My maternal grandmother became a single mom when her husband died of cancer. She unexpectedly found herself a young mother of a 2-year-old daughter. Alone. Her world was changed forever as she stood beside that deathbed. But she was a praying woman, and her prayers...

When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

When It Doesn’t Feel Like Easter

Easter is mere days away. The weather anchor has been forecasting the best time for egg hunts, after-church dinner plans are in place, and the kids are off school. Maybe you even purchased Easter candy early, which only backfired. Unless I’m the only one who has...

Why Genealogies Matter

Why Genealogies Matter

What do you think of when you look at the genealogies in the Bible? Do they excite you or bore you? For me, these genealogies have been easy to skip over or just read through quickly. They don't always mean much to me, especially the ones in the Old Testament. A few...

When Fear Overtakes Us

When Fear Overtakes Us

I awakened in the morning with fear in my throat, and found myself trying to swallow the acrid taste of it. There was no immediate cause, but the irrational fear was overtaking my thoughts.  It had probably been building for some time. My husband Bob’s Parkinson’s and...

Hints from God

Hints from God

Do you ever have days where everything you hear, read, or see seems to point in the same direction? At those times, I feel like maybe God is hinting for me to sit up and take notice. It’s been happening to me lately and the message I’m hearing is so good I decided to...

How Well Do You Neighbor?

How Well Do You Neighbor?

“We don’t neighbor.” Those were the three words Terri’s mom heard when she moved her family from Iowa to Nebraska. Terri’s dad was a trucker before cell phones and email were a thing. So the limited time their family shared the same space each week was from Saturday...

What To Say?

What To Say?

Do you ever have one of those conversations that you wish you could have witty comebacks?  I don’t always know what to say to people. Sometimes, it something as simple as someone misheard me or misunderstood me. Fairly easy, but yet still sometimes awkward to correct....

Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) The idea for this post was formed in...

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