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Abortion and Rape

I found this story in my newsfeed and was intrigued by the implications: What if pregnancy is not insult added to injury in the case of rape, but a “gift” (to be kept or lovingly given to someone else). The … Continue reading

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Kindle the Flame

“If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.” ~John Bunyan

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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My Father’s Apple Trees

(See video below) My dad (lower right hand corner) was a compact kid whose four big sisters called him “Wee Willy.” But he was a scrapper. Bigger and tougher inside than out. At 15, he forged his parent’s signature and … Continue reading

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Christmas on Pleasant Hill

Looking for a last-minute gift book? May I recommend Christmas on Pleasant Hill by my friend, gifted author Colleen Scheid? Pleasant Hill is a compassionate and moving collection of twelve modern day Christmas stories that is perfect for reading aloud and sharing with other … Continue reading

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Kindle the Flame

“If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.” ~John Bunyan

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