The Ostrich and the Overcomer

May 20, 2012
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Is it just me or does anyone else feel “war weary” from a constant 24/7 information overload? It seems that no matter the medium-television, radio, internet, Facebook, Twitter-there is a steady stream of conflict, disaster, corruption, violence, fraud, deceit, immorality, and suffering. To make things worse, we might find additional stressors within our own circles-conflict […]

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library-Touring the Past-Inspiring the Future

May 6, 2012
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Rising majestically on a hill in Simi Valley California the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum stands as a monument to the American ideas of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. These are in fact the principles that Ronald Reagan embraced for our country, and charged the Presidential Foundation established in his […]

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Ultimate Blog Party 2012

April 12, 2012
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It’s that time of year again and the Ultimate Blog Party 2012 is under way! Last year about a bazillion bloggers participated, and this year looks to be even bigger! If you are unfamiliar with the Ultimate Blog Party, it is basically a gianormous blog link up, where writers can share their blogs with thousands […]

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He is Risen—He is Risen Indeed!

April 8, 2012
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Sometime last year, I was listening to the radio and was intrigued by a new song just released from the Christian band Casting Crowns. Although I had never heard the song before, somehow I knew all the words. Hmm…that’s odd… Then it dawned on me that the words were the same as those from a […]

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Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

April 2, 2012
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It was a spring morning in Jerusalem—a day that we would later refer to as Palm Sunday. We can imagine that the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the air was filled with shouts of praise. “Hosanna!” they cried, “Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the king of Israel!” This was a day […]

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Spring-Themed Baby Shower Tea

March 25, 2012
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April showers bring May flowers… or in this case—March showers, because it is pouring down rain, as I write today about planning a spring-themed baby shower tea! In any case, I want to share some ideas that you may find useful in hosting a shower of your own.  A small group of ladies in my […]

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The Most Widely-Read Version of the Bible

March 17, 2012
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This week brought a series of stressors, disappointments and challenges—some causing tears or apprehension, while others eliciting a roll of the eyes, a sigh or an Ugh! My brand-new, whazoo make-one-cup-at-a-time coffee maker is no longer making coffee. Seriously?! The cat threw up the previous nights’ dinner on the carpet in the hallway, which I […]

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His Mercies are New Every Morning

March 5, 2012
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Last week I had occasion to visit with a friend who is facing some serious medical challenges. She is understandably uncertain about her future and is feeling quite overwhelmed with the circumstances of life. Those who have traveled the valley of suffering can relate. I remember feeling like I was at the bottom of a […]

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Ten Awesome Bird-themed Resources

February 20, 2012
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The other day, I opened the window to listen to the birds in my yard. They were tweeting to one another, filling the morning air with birdsong. What is it about birds that instinctively bring out the wonder in us? What is it that drives us to share our lunches with the sparrows at Disneyland, […]

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The Huntington-Taking a Turn about the Garden

January 29, 2012
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. Like Butchart Gardens in Canada, the Huntington offers a unique garden experience for visitors of all ages. The large Beaux-Arts mansion was originally the residence of Henry and Arabella Huntington. Both had a […]

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