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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.

Putting a Pretty Spin on Sin

Before indoor plumbing the outhouse was a necessary fixture on the farm or in the backyard. Not only did the outhouse serve as an early bathroom, it was also the place where household garbage was dumped and the occasional alcoholic beverage was partaken of in secret. But the attempt to ...

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Re-defining Truth?

The attempt at re-defining truth is a part of our culture today.  But try as one might, those unconditional truths found in God’s Word will remain the same. One man who based his life’s work on the truths found in the Bible was Noah Webster. Well educated, Webster held several ...

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God’s Final Words

An old cemetery sits in the middle of the city today, but it was once a rural setting where families in grief could spend an afternoon at the graveside of a lost loved-one. The section set aside for babies and small children was dotted with blankets on Sunday afternoons as ...

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Even Jesus Appreciated a “Thank You”

The thank you note seems to be a lost art in today’s busy society, but it was once considered the only appropriate response to acknowledge a kindness. During the 19th century, even the receipt of a letter to update one on your family’s well-being or recent travels was reciprocated with ...

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Facing a Storm? He Knows the Way You Take

On Sunday, April 14, 1935, a massive dust storm struck the Great Plains.  Caught in its grip were  unsuspecting farmers caring for their livestock and faithful church-goers attending worship services. The “Black Blizzard’ suffocated jackrabbits and dropped whole flocks of birds from a pitch-black sky.  Residents spoke later of being ...

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