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Darlene enjoys farm life in rural southern Georgia USA

Thank God Almighty Free At Last


“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”(John 8:32). The Emancipation Proclamation, ready to be signed, needed the president’s signature. However, Abraham Lincoln wasn’t ready. He had spent the entire morning shaking hands with bystanders. Later, Lincoln noticed his writing hand became red and swollen. ...

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Loving Grace Leads Home

Simultaneously, as the congregation sang ‘Amazing Grace,’ I walked the church aisle and gave my heart to Jesus. I was nine. Honestly, I didn’t understand the meaning of Newton’s hymn, but it was the sweetest song I’d ever heard. And, I followed the divine pull. Nowadays, I think of grace ...

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Our Adversity Is Our Ministry

Life’s a journey and sometimes a sprint, detour, or shortcut. Many travel the same path but different shoes. Ever heard this quip, ‘don’t judge anyone until you’ve walked a mile in their flip-flops’? Or is it moccasins? Anyway, I think that’s pretty accurate. In fact, we don’t understand completely, unless ...

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Teach Us To Ponder


What would happen if we thoroughly ruminated about something before reaching a conclusion? Reviewed, churned over, dwelt on the pros and cons of certain decisions. Or say, shopper’s remorse, resulting from impulsive behavior. Like having items we don’t want, can’t use, doesn’t fit, don’t need to sleep with, don’t need ...

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Stand Firm And Keep Traditions

Tradition—a nice global word that many people understand. Certain disciplines, routines, and cultural beliefs that our forefathers passed along. For this reason, thousands of years of long-standing ceremonies unite families. Creating bonds of warmth, closeness, and connection. Rites tend to offer a secure sense of belonging that make us feel ...

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