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The Secret to Happiness in 2017

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Every year a guru of one sort or another comes along to share a great secret with the world. The secret to health and long life . . . The secret to amassing a fortune  . . . The secret to looking 30 … Continue reading

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Living in God’s Peace

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In a world full of discord peace is increasingly difficult to find. Yet, our souls crave peace. Media, while good in many respects, has the ability to take us to places that rob us of peace and fill our souls … Continue reading

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Living in the Present Tense

Some day everything will come together; all the stray ends of our imperfect lives will be gathered and tied into an elegant bow. So we wait . . . for perfection, for health, for money. We defer joy. A woman … Continue reading

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Receive the Peace of Christ

After a bad day, a nine year-old boy decided to leave home. Before he struck off down the road he wrote a sad little letter on a ragged scrap of paper. He asked that someone take care of his beloved hamster, George. Rambling around the paper’s edge, … Continue reading

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God’s Rythm of Rest

A thoughtful approach to including rest in our lives  One of the first things I do when I get to the cottage is remove my watch. The minute I walk through the door, time becomes unimportant. We eat when we’re … Continue reading

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Three Little Words

These three little power-packed words stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been waylaid by summer company which has led to lots of good conversation and family reunions, breakfasts at the local diner and cruising through antique shops. I’m also trying to finish a book of child immigrant stories. And in the back of my mind I’m composing a Bible study on Romans 3 for the end of September. I enjoy all of these things but in the midst of them I sometimes feel I’ve drifted away from God. Then, these words – Continue reading

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Our Very Own God

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Long ago, I discovered this Bible verse – For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide [even] until death. Psalm 48:14 Often, when my mind is meandering from one topic to another, it lights … Continue reading

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Joy in the Present

Some day everything will come together; all the stray ends of our imperfect lives will be gathered and tied into an elegant bow. So we wait . . . for perfection, for health, for money. We defer joy. A woman … Continue reading

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God’s Simple Plan for Peaceful Living

When life gets complicated, we become out of touch with the things that matter most. The Bible guides us back to the right path. God’s goals for us include: Peace in relationships. “As far as it depends on us, we ought to … Continue reading

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