Fear, Faith and Focus

October 27, 2014
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The news seems to be making headlines faster than we can read them. California lost two sheriff’s deputies this week to a worthless thug who should have been in jail. Canada lost two military officers to two jihadists, and a third jihadist attacked two New York City police officers with a hatchet, critically wounding one […]

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As Summer Slips into Autumn

September 30, 2014
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After several weeks of 100-degree plus weather, I am SO ready for some cooler temperatures!! I love fall and everything about it; the crisp-cool air, the changing leaves, the Pumpkin Spice latte making it’s reappearance at Starbucks… Now in southern California, we do have some leaf color-change, but it really pales in comparison to the […]

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Thousands Find Christ at Harvest SoCal

August 24, 2014
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Last Sunday I attended Harvest SoCal in Anaheim, California. The annual crusade is an outreach ministry of Harvest Christian Fellowship, and last weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the event. For 25 years, Pastor and Evangelist Greg Laurie, has been presenting the Gospel message to thousands of people looking for answers to life’s questions. Over five […]

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Etsy Summer Sale

August 2, 2014
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My Etsy shop, The Drawing Room at Pemberley, is having a summer sale and you are all invited! Everything in the shop can be purchased at a 20% discount by using the coupon code SUMMER14 at check-out. This Etsy coupon code is available through Sunday, August 10, 2014, and does not apply to shipping. Here […]

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Planting Seeds and Reaping a Harvest

July 23, 2014
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Being a forensic scientist, I admittedly don’t watch television series that depict my profession. Now I understand that in these shows, criminalistics is dramatized to be entertaining in a story line that can be completed in an hour. I also know that the public doesn’t realize that DNA analysis can’t be completed on a gas […]

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Peace in the Midst of Grief

June 30, 2014
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Today I attended the memorial service for one of my colleagues who passed away unexpectedly. The occasion held all of the standard ritual that accompanies a police service. To the sound of bagpipes, a sea of saluting deputies and officers bid farewell to one of their own. Death is always tragic, but even more so […]

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Honoring Those Who Defend our Freedom

May 26, 2014
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President Ronald Reagan was a strong supporter of our military, and he keenly understood the price of freedom provided by the men and women who serve. In honor of Memorial Day, I have included a few poignant excerpts from the President’s address at Arlington National Cemetery in 1982. I have no illusions about what little […]

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Jesus Paid it All

April 20, 2014
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A few weeks ago, we sang this old familiar hymn at church. On this Easter, the words are especially poignant. I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small; Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.” For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim, I’ll wash […]

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The Body of Christ – Connected Together Through Worship

April 9, 2014
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At my church we’ve been studying the book of Ephesians, and our pastor has been speaking about unity within the body of Christ. So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up […]

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DIY Custom Bird Nest Easter Baskets

March 23, 2014
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A few months back I featured my bird nest teacups in a Do-It-Yourself craft post. Well today, we’re going to cover a spin-off from that project. In just a few steps, I’ll show you how to use the same theme to create wonderfully custom Easter baskets! First, you’ll need a basket. I like to start […]

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