Home for the Holidays

It was the middle of December several years ago. I had some old Christmas records playing.A light snow was falling outside but I didn’t mind. I was getting ready to head to my daughter’s college to bring her home for the holidays.The weather forecast had only called...

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The Hiding Place

"For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory." Psalm 32:7 NLT One sheet and four kitchen chairs made a perfect hiding place. Lovey was my maternal grandmother's half-sister. My memories of her are fading, but I do...

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"Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4 NLTThe doctor said none, but he said some.Like his father, Dad loved to eat ice cream-and did every night before he went to bed. At a certain time, he would make his way to the kitchen,...

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Children of Innocence

Violence, suicide, shootings, racial slurs, and bullying are rampant, and it seems that these are occurring more and more. One just has to watch the news on television, read the newspaper, or hear it in the streets. Children and young adults are scared, and parents...

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The Best Exercise

"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT If having one would help me keep track of my health, then why not buy it? What initially attracted me wasn't its sleek...

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At Christmas Time and Always

I have always loved Christmas music and I don’t just listen to it in December either. I have been known to listen to “The Christmas Song” on the first day of Spring, “Jingle Bells” during the worst heat of Summer, and “Let it snow” while the leaves are peaking in the...

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