Published January 12th, 2018 by

This is Queen Victoria’s statement from Balmoral Castle in 1899, during the South African war: “Please understand. There is no one depressed in this house and we are not interested…

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Published January 11th, 2018 by

My family gave me a Himalayan salt lamp for Christmas. It’s outrageously beautiful when it is on and there seems to be a butterfly embedded in one side. Oh I…

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Published January 10th, 2018 by

Forget big boxes with sparkly wrapping paper and flowing bows in multicolor splendor. Sometimes the best gifts arrive in drab recycled toilet tubes. That’s what happened to me this year.…

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Published January 9th, 2018 by

Yes, we all do it. Think of your children with you in church. They make any sound and what do we do? We ‘hush’ them. Did you know that the…

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Published January 8th, 2018 by

No, I haven’t been cleaning my chimney. Rather I have been sick with- you guessed it- the FLU. Thank God for the flu shot I had earlier. As flu goes,…

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Published January 7th, 2018 by

Surely over the holidays, you watched a replay of the movie Ben Hur which is most often remembered for its chariot race. This time I took note of the scene…

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Published January 6th, 2018 by

Are you groaning over that title? Have you been struggling with a needed forgiveness? Refuse to forgive ‘your enemy’ in the usual ways?  Step out of the box and try…

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Published January 5th, 2018 by

Dishes aside, the Bible gives us clear direction on how to treat one another. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in…

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Published January 4th, 2018 by

SCENE- Husband driving and wife on passenger side of the car.               Woman says “We don’t sit as close as we used to.”               Man speaks “I haven’t moved.” Dare we apply…

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Published January 3rd, 2018 by

How far would you go to try and hide the sin you walk in? Herodias used the dinner dishes. Now the occasional wife has thrown a plate at a hubby…

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