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The storm is coming.

By Desiree Hertlen / 5 years ago

Baton down the hatches!   I returned home from a powerful singles conference two weeks earlier to find a bit of Job waiting for me. In three days time, both my kids moved out and I lost my job. All source of income gone and the deafening sound of silence in my now empty house […]

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A Simple Question…No Simple Answer

By Sheri Boulet / 5 years ago

Why? In my life I have heard the question so many times. “Just because” was usually the answer when I couldn’t come up with anything better when my children were small. I know, it wasn’t adequate for their young and curious minds, but at times that was the best I could come up with. Now […]

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Mirrors, Reflections and Illusions

By Susan Niswonger / 5 years ago

As a child, my youngest son Philip had a fascination with mirrors.  If there was a mirror in the room, he could not resist watching himself talk as he told you about his day or ask a question.  To get his attention his dad would stand in front of the mirror.  Phil, never missing a […]

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The Eye of the Beholder

By Holly Settles / 5 years ago

Many years ago, I went through a personal battle of self-will and finding “my own way” in life.  I was raised in church, but came to a point where I found myself in a state of rebellion and bitterness.  I was an angry 18 year old girl, trying to figure out my place.  I made […]

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When It’s Right to Suffer Wrong

By Sheri Boulet / 5 years ago

When It’s Right to Suffer Wrong My Pastor preached a wonderful message from Psalm 69 titled “The Zeal of Thine House” from verse 9. It spoke right to me, as usual. I am afraid I have been *accused* of being over-zealous in my relationship with God. So, just to set the record straight… I am. […]

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2016 RESOLUTIONS

By Susan Niswonger / 5 years ago

Yes, I stayed up last night to watch the ball drop in Times Square, welcome in the New Year and share the first kiss of 2016 with my sweetheart.  This morning I awoke to the real start of the New Year.  The time for excuses is over and the future is now!  I have suddenly […]

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Nevertheless

By Susan Niswonger / 5 years ago

It all started in The Garden.   God had commanded Adam who instructed Eve that the tree in the middle of the garden was off limits.  Eve approached the tree, looked longingly at the forbidden fruit and wondered “what if?”  Satan, who never misses an opportunity, begin to persuade Eve that God hadn’t really meant what […]

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Dancing in the Spirit

By Debra Jones / 5 years ago

Dancing in the Spirit I am broken laying at your feet Listening to the rhythm of the music in my head My humble soul cries out to you Without utterance from my lips Tears flow like rivers, running down my face My heart is pained beyond comprehension My body resists movement planted firmly in place […]

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Another Day

By Don Doran / 5 years ago

Good morning. I have been ill for a few days but am now back in the land of the living. Each morning on my bus route I get to enjoy the sun rise, that is about the only thing to enjoy that early in the morning. The bus is quiet. My assistants are catching last […]

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The Good Old Days

By Susan Niswonger / 5 years ago

The Good Old Days We have all heard stories of the “good old days.”  It is amazing how time erases all of the “bad old parts” out of the “good old days” and they become a romanticized memory that we long to experience once again.  My mom love to talk of her childhood on the […]

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