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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Jesus Loves the Little Children

January 22, 2012
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Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world; Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.   Clare Herbert Woolston Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday, and like many other churches across the nation, our pastor took a few moments this […]

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The Scars We Keep

January 8, 2012
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The most valuable counsel I have received in my life has never come from a novice. It’s come from those who bore the scars of the crucible. -Chuck Swindoll Last week, I drove past the Urgent Care facility around the corner from my house and recognized a familiar site. A bright red fire truck, paramedic […]

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