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Tag Archives: 2013-Dec

The Shepherd’s Voice


Baaaaa! Once you get chickens it’s a slippery slope to other farm animals . . . or so I’m told. Besides the assortment of dogs that are always around, Conlee and I have had between six and twelve chickens for ...

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The Power of the Arts


Why are the arts important in the scheme of things? Our world is upside down. We’re bombarded by images of murder, war, earthquakes, and terrorism on a daily basis. The soul of our nation is wounded. Many are simply trying ...

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Kingdom of God


“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a ...

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Wear Your Pearls Everyday


As a little girl, I was particularly fond of my Aunt Ruth. She was very fashionable. I loved to watch her dress for church on Sunday mornings. She fussed with her curly hair, selected her outfit, and then added the ...

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Setting the Table for Prayer


Our church, Third Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa, has known many thresholds in the nearly 150 years since its beginnings in this small town. Throughout those years, people have been invited to pray in classrooms, in the church basement, in ...

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Does God Still Speak?


It was a busy Sunday morning and I had just announced to a room packed full of teenagers that the mission trip was filled to capacity. A few minutes later, I was approached by Johnny, (a senior from a local ...

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Chosen For Tamale


It is amazing how God can change your life if you let Him. Have you ever been so happy you can’t stop smiling? Or so excited about your life that you want to burst? Have you ever experienced the freedom ...

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Preparing for a women’s talk I felt a stirring in my soul. I sensed the LORD wanted to talk to me about something in my past. The memory came in a series of flashbacks: A small upper room, crowded with ...

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Living the Life


What does Living the Life mean to a Christian teenager? The phrase implies a world where your situations are ideal. For a believer this may look like you have it all together with your relationship with Christ. I think teenagers, ...

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Recipes From A Reader

Time around the table has always been an important time of sharing, celebrating, and connecting for our family. We cherish those times when life slows down enough to sit together, “breaking bread” and sharing with each other, and often a ...

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

When I was a little girl, we ate a lot of Shepherd’s Pie. Because of our Irish heritage it was always a family favorite. Except for me–I hated it. I smothered my portion in ketchup and choked it down every ...

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Chicken Veggie Strudel

I grew up in Louisiana (Cajun country), where there was a lot of seafood and it was usually HOT. Since, I’m not too fond of seafood and my stomach can’t handle the heat (I like my taste buds in tact ...

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