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Don’t sweat the small stuff

stress

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” — Jesus What if you could slow down the effects of stress and time on your body by taking a daily pill? There are no negative ...

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Bread winner: Provoking harmony with kind acts

Gift of bread

When my wife and I first moved into the house we live in now, our next-door neighbors had their own business and worked out of their home. They seemed nice enough, although they had a rough edge or two. They ...

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Winter incident provokes warm memories

Snow

It’s winter, but you’d never know it by looking out my window right now. I read about winter storms, mountains getting snow, motorists stranded, power outages, and yet all of those reports are from places where winter really means something. ...

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Celebrating Christ-centered holidays

Christmas manger

Have you ever felt like “the holidays” have become a blur? With the unofficial start of the season now showing up just before Halloween, it often seems way too early to see Christmas decorations. In reality, though, Halloween is just ...

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Christmas through the fog

Christmas

Mother was still as we drove the meandering roadway quickly becoming snow-covered. She faced the side window, watching the swirling snow, and mumbling sharp words I couldn’t make out. I mumbled too, aggravated that a jack-knifed semi blocked the expressway ...

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4 (more) New Year’s resolutions for a better family

Praying with your children

My youngest son was born six months ago this month. During that time he has learned to hold his head up, grab toys, roll over, and—my favorite —smile. It’s been an incredible short journey, but it certainly doesn’t seem like ...

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