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August 12, 2018

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Charity Auction

Bidder ‘er up!

Online auctions are a way to make money, but they’re more than that. These creative fund-raising websites introduce participants to a worldwide marketplace of buyers and collectors. www.lvnmauction.com invites you to sign up and bid for a number of items from its selection of art and other services. Below is a Q&A with Linda Anderle,… Read More ›

Rats!

Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) What makes you anxious? Try to concentrate on the thing that’s eating you up over which you have some degree of control. Forget the world condition; as angst-ridden as it may be, you probably can’t do anything… Read More ›

Peace like a river

God made the earth by his might, it is said, he shaped the world by his wisdom, crafted the skies by his knowledge. God made all there is, was, or ever will be. Be sure of his love and presence, guidance and mercy. He knew, and knows us. A confusing concept to our way of… Read More ›

Easter Morning

Generosity

Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (The Daily Life Bible) The world is a complex place and the demands are many. What can I do today, that will make life better for someone else today? A minister we had several years ago said that it wasn’t up… Read More ›

The right words

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 (NIV) Simple and direct, that’s the best way. When you say thank you, I love you, good job, keep the faith, you’re beautiful, you’re smarter than you think you are, I’m sorry, I forgive you… these… Read More ›

Father's Day

The best dad

My dad was wonderful. There were times growing up when I didn’t think so. He embarrassed me more than once, and his groaner jokes were the worst, but he loved our mother and he loved us. He would do anything for us, and when times were tough, he did. When we were little, he worked… Read More ›

Yellow Rose

Dear Mom

Mona Peralta Conkle Dear Mom: When you died in 1986 at the age of 62, it was a blow to all of us. Despite a diagnosis of cancer, we all kept hoping against hope you would pull through and get back to normal, to being Mom, the woman who had an answer for everything. I… Read More ›

Above the storm

In all times

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:27 NIV Jesus wept, but he laughed, too. He went to parties. Visited with family. Saw the humor in the mundane. Welcomed friends. Understood the value of storytelling as an art form. Engaged his audience. Jesus’ life was filled with people of all kinds…. Read More ›

He arose

Easter Sunday

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 (NIV) We have a long way to go if we want to “prove” God loves us. There is no formula for belief. It is… Read More ›

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