Thank You

During our current global crisis, we see those who are normally in the background now brought to the forefront. The providers in healthcare, emergency services, food services, retail, education, transportation, and clergy. In everyday life, they are content with staying behind the scenes. Now their responsibilities and the critical services they provide are clearly visible. …

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Changed at the Cross

He had been in the position for years. The brutality. The killing. Over time, it was necessary that he develop a cold, calloused heart. Privately, he relived the nightmare experiences. Witnessing the deaths of criminals of the day—their attitudes, their hatred, their lack of remorse--and some repented, some begged for life, some wept for their …

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For Such A Time As This

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! May you receive encouragement today for such a time as this ... Isn’t it amazing to see how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him? The slave girl who told her master, Naaman, to see the prophet, Elisha, to be healed. Rahab the harlot hid the spies, …

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What Are We Going to Do Today, Lord?

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! Do you look forward to each day with anticipation? What if we began each day with, “What are we going to do today, Lord?” What if we trained our mind to look for Him? His work. His beauty. His reflection. His blessing. His protection. His provision. His presence. A friend …

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Living for Each Today

Writing (for me) in any form is therapy. I love journaling because I don’t have to care about correct grammar, punctuation, or making any sense whatsoever. It’s simply personal random thoughts, however they come into my silly little brain. Journaling has been an enjoyable, therapeutic habit for decades (though entries over the past few years …

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Making Lasting Memories

The Energizer Bunny is “still going.” Buzz Lightyear goes “to infinity and beyond.” De Beers tells us “A Diamond is Forever.” Timex “takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” Even some household items are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Especially during this time of year, particular attention is given to the evergreen tree in which …

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Thanksgiving Blessings

The best Thanksgiving memories I have are with family and friends. The abundance of food, laughter, football, and more food. Many take this time of year to remember their blessings of the year. We easily forget the importance of the little things. A scenic drive with a loved one. Time with a friend who needs …

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