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Lisa

Lisa
My husband Dan and I have three children and three grandchildren. We live in central Illinois. I am a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature, a member of faithwriters.com, and a member of SCBWI. My writings have been published at chirstiandevotions.us, in DevotionMagazine, the PrairieWind Newsletter, and here at thebottomline.co.

Knowing God Completely

They were never on the earth at the same time, but they belonged to the same family and they mirrored one another. One was a boy during the Great Depression, living on a farm with no electricity or indoor plumbing, the other was born into a modern twenty-first century world. ...

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Does the Fear of Death Haunt You?

“Have me decently buried, but do not let my body be put into a vault in less than two days after I am dead.”   George Washington The horror of being buried alive is relegated to scary movies in our modern society, but there was a time before advanced medical procedure ...

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The Moldy Miracle

It started with a golden-colored cantaloupe purchased on a sultry summer day in 1943 in a Midwestern city. A woman named Mary, a Bacteriologist at the local agricultural lab, selected the ripe fruit for the mold growing greenish-blue on its navel. Along with her colleagues,  she was in search of ...

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The Look of a Lie

It was known as the “captain of death” for centuries, but Tuberculosis had a deceptive air of beauty on the surface. A Victorian woman was considered beautiful when her lips were ruby-colored, her skin translucent and pale, and her eyes bright and sparkling. But it was the look of a ...

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Can We Blame It on the Weather?

Midwestern newspapers described the summer of 1873 as a season when “tropical weariness drooped over all.”  Heaviness hung like the sweat dripping   from trousers, woolen skirts, and long-sleeved shirts, as people performed their daily tasks. That stifling heat would be blamed for everything under the blazing sun— rampant spread of ...

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