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Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning

Ten Christmas Decorations and Their Meaning There’s just something about Christmas decorations. The ambiance of stringed lights warm the heart like a flickering fire, and sparkly ribbons on packages stir anticipation and joy. Don’t we all love to drive through neighborhoods to view people’s creative light displays? We’re naturally drawn to light. It makes us…

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A Mess of Stress

Does life feel like a mess of stress lately? We’re living in a time of heightened anxiety, how do we find calm? The top five major stressors of life – death, divorce, moving, illness and job loss – have come together to create the perfect storm. Even the lesser anxieties have blown in to join the…

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Do You Need Hope?

Dear Friends, Do you need hope? We seem to be living in a soap opera these days, don’t we? Is there any hope? And if so, how can we have it when things look so hopeless? Where do we find hope? My author friend Del Bates and I give some insight on our radio show…

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Do You Need a Praycation?

Do You Need a Praycation? Who doesn’t need a reprieve from all the news lately? Who would not like to run away and stick their head in the sand right about now? I admit, I can get quite caught up in it all. I research everything, and it can be a bit disturbing as I…

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Urgent Prayer Request

Video version of this blog here. Dear Friends, I am coming to you with an urgent prayer request. Would you pray for my friend who is very sick with cancer, and recently it has become much more aggressive. She is in intensive care and they are not offering much hope. She is a very special…

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In Honor of Memorial Day 2021

See video version of this blog here. In our nation’s young life, it has seen a lot of war – 12 if you include the current war on terror, plus many domestic and international conflicts. The number of casualties is sobering. Here are just a few of the statistics: Nearly 7,000 U.S. troops have died in…

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Are You Missing Out?

Watch/listen to video of this blog here: YouTube I hate to miss a good time, don’t you? When I was a young girl, I would sit at the top of the stairs listening to the conversation coming from the kitchen when my parents had company. Occasionally, I would hear, “Penny, get in bed!” But I…

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Who Carries You?

VIDEO VERSION OF THIS BLOG: https://youtu.be/BEgBlRviXP4   Who or what carries you when the road of life is long and hard? Perhaps you’ve heard Christians comment, “I don’t know how non-believers do life without Christ.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself, as I have. Today is one of those days. What would I do if I wasn’t…

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How Can We Pray for America?

Before many of our current events took place, I wrote, “It’s time to get back to fervent, faith-filled, fruit-bearing prayer. Our families, our country and our world are at stake.” I had no idea just how “at stake” they were going to be. I’ve since written, “We need a prayerdemic!” We are living in turbulent…

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Ten Ways to Pray for the President

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,  for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 In the verse above, we are told to pray for our…

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