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Personal Stewardship Principle #5: Our Beauty Comes from God Who Created Us.

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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Almost every woman wants other people to think she is beautiful, especially her boyfriend or husband. The truth is not every one of us is beautiful in appearance to everyone around us. I never really felt beautiful. I’m not to the majority of the world, to be honest. Both of my husbands believed otherwise. Each one felt that ...

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Where is Baby Jesus?

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (1)


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In my last blog post, I talked about the obvious dwindling number of nativities over the last few years. Whether you try to buy one or find one in someone’s yard, there aren’t as many around nowadays. Secularization has taken over in so many ways. Retailers find more money to be made selling Christmas trees, Santas, and...

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In Search of a Particular Nativity

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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My Boaz and I love our pilgrimage to Frankenmuth every Christmas season. We love to go into Bronners, an amazing Christmas-everything store! It is major Christmas overload in that place. While we've been building our house, we scoped out a particular nativity set for our large front yard. Each piece is life-sized plastic that can be lit at night....

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Who Should We Thank?

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


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While my father was still alive, we used to take our children to visit him either just before or just after Thanksgiving. Dad was agnostic, in other words, he believed there was a Higher Power out there somewhere just not necessarily the God of the Bible. As a Christian family it was important to us to say grace because we believed God...

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Lighten the Load: How to Help Others Who Need Help

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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When my first husband was in his last couple of weeks before passing on to eternity with God, we needed our sofa moved so he could finally have a hospital bed to sleep on. He had been sleeping on our sofa because he was unable to take the stairs. I asked around at the gym, where I worked as a personal trainer, for help to get the sofa moved to upstairs. Two co-wor...

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Temptations: It All Started with One Bite

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)



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Read: Genesis 3


Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. Bu...

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Encore! post, "Lessons from Chipping Ice"

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)



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This Encore post first appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's website in April 2015. All work in this post is my own. It was an interesting read since we are almost finished with our house and will move in this fall. I hope it encourages you.


In the thumb of Michigan, w...

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Finding Balance in a Hyper-Drive World

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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When I loaded the washer with towels and sheets today, I made sure I distributed them evenly in the washer tub, added detergent and softener, put the lid down, then started it. All went well as the 'swish, swish" sound blended in the background. After a while, I suddenly heard, "THUMP, THUMP, THUMP". I hurried to the laundry room to see my washer b...

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A Supernatural Act

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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Read: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2%3A1-41&version=NIV" target="_blank">Acts 2:1-41


Focus Verse: Acts 1:8 “ you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on ...

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Encore Post: Nailed! The Victory Song of Deborah

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Jezreel Valley, taken from the vantage point of the Canaanite stronghold. Photo by Charlaine Martin. copyright 2017. All rights reserved.


Background of Megiddo


When we visited Tel Megiddo, a large hill with a flat-topped surface (Tel), layered with about 20 different levels of civilization span...

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