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Please pray for Stephen!!

A dear and wonderful friend of mine had a huge shock this week … her teenage son was found unconscious in a pool of his own vomit! No indication his entire life … but apparently he has a brain deformity that was causing fluid to build up on this brain. They did emergency brain surgery and he is stable. But …

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So much wisdom in one little question …

My friend Sarah Joy just OOZES wisdom. I love interacting with her because I’m always encouraged AND I learn stuff too. Recently she made a passing comment in an email that I don’t think she’d mind me sharing (let me know if you do, Sarah Joy! 🙂 ) … Reflecting on the HOORAY-ness aspect of my touching yeast (she was …

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Goldens! Goldens!

Well … I received permission to post two (WONDERFUL!) pics of Golden Retrievers from readers of this blog, so here they are: Sweet Meghan (no longer with us) and gorgeous Calum! Here are our two … Choza (with a MUCH younger Sophia Grace)–Choza is no longer with us but her video on YouTube has had almost 22,000 views! And our …

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Discussion Starters re: Christian Marriage …

Pastor Alfred preached another great sermon on Christian marriage last Sunday and his notes included some “discussion starter” questions. I encourage you to consider setting aside some time to work through these with your spouse! And maybe encourage your small group or Sunday school class to do the same. (Our church is going to do a three month long Sunday …

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Would anyone like to PROOF the draft study guide???

Thanks for all of the encouraging comments re: the label for the DVD disks. I am very encouraged and HOPEFUL that we’ll actually be able to get this project DONE of these days. Quick question: Would any of you like to see the STUDY GUIDE before it goes to the graphic design artist to be professionally “laid-out”? Maybe glance through …

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Do you like this DVD label???

Working hard on the DVD project again! What do you guys think of this for one of the disk labels????

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Combatting Weariness (HT: Ajith Fernando)

COMBATING WEARINESS WITH ALTERNATE FORMS OF EXERCISE (Written by Ajith Fernando after he preached 13 times in four days in Ukraine) A few decades ago the cricket-loving world was shocked when a popular and brilliant English cricketer said that the pressure of having to perform according to people’s expectations and the resulting stress often led him to take cannabis after …

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Christmas Decorating!

Boy is it FUN to have an almost-four-year-old help with Christmas decorating! She just has SO much fun with her play nativity set and her “Daddy & me” electric trains (that only come out at Christmastime) … ‘Course, it’s not bad to be a Golden Retriever around Christmastime either … Oh oh oh–sweet Lili! We are loving having you … …

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Dancing Barthels (HT: PalmTreePundit!)

Merry Christmas from the Dancing Barthels! (HT: PalmTreePundit! Soph loves this. 🙂 Thanks, Anne!)

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No more feeling guilt about this ONE thing!

Do you ever stare at that pile of extra Bibles in your basement and feel GUILTY because you know that “somewhere” “out there” Christians don’t have enough Bibles? That pastors in a village share one Bible, cherish a single page, etc. etc.? Well, I’ve felt guilty for years about this exact situation–but no more. After checking with Fred (after all, …

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