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What Would You Like To Do Today?

A recent issue of O, The Oprah Magazine featured a quiz that used a pie chart to plot how you spend your day.  The quiz was in two parts. Part one plotted what you actually do now and part two was a list of things you love doing. The last part of the task involved seeing where (or if) the things you love fit into your usual day.  As I looked at... >Full Story

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A Peculiar Mom

“I’m peculiar.” If she said it once, she said it a million times. That was my mom.  For a number of years, my sister and her son lived with our mom. My nephew always lovingly told her she was “weird”. Her response? “I’m not weird; I’m just peculiar!” She was correct. As one of God’s treasured possessions she was peculiar....... >Read More

Lost Boys (and Girls)

He was 52 and his father in his mid-70’s when they learned about each other. No kidding – they had each lived all those years without knowing the other one existed. Well, the son, whose name was John, knew he had a father, or had at one time, but his mother had told him that his father had died... >Read More

Loving God Through Loving Others

A sign outside of a church once read, “Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read”. Christians are urged to love God and to love others. However, loving God THROUGH loving others is sometimes easier said than done. Beth Scholes from FamilyLife Canada faced the reality that sometimes Christians are labeled... >Read More

Breakthrough This New Year

Are the people in your house about to embark on another set of New Year's resolutions? Encourage your loved ones towards the goal. If you're feeling stuck, here are a few simple, deliberate steps that can help propel you from vision into action. 1. Commit. You might take a step or two in the right direction, but until you are... >Read More

Divorcing: My Messy Christmas

My daughter, Michelle, opened the oven – the cake was a flop!  It was supposed to be a layer cake.  She had planned a luscious filling, and either fluffy frosting or flowers created with fondant.  It would have been almost too beautiful to eat.  But an ingredient was too old, or the oven temperature was wrong, and there it... >Read More

Keeping December 1st Sacred

In our family December 1st is one of the most sacred days of the year. Come rain, snow, sleet or hail nothing can stop this day so sacred (Ya, I know, it doesn’t rhyme but you try rhyming with ‘sacred’). On this day of days I enter the crawl space and haul plastic tote after plastic tote up the... >Read More

Counting My Blessings

During November, our family often made an acrostic using the word thanksgiving. We'd list things we were thankful for, using words beginning with each letter. When our children became teenagers, words like telephone, summer, and ice cream topped the list. Now with grown children, I exchange a thanksgiving list with my pen pal each year. But...... >Read More

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