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Darlene

Darlene enjoys farm life in rural southern Georgia USA

Alone, Yet Not Alone

While it may sound self-explanatory, loneliness is a complicated term. Physically, we may feel nauseated in the pit of our stomachs. Psychologically, we often feel isolated and disconnected. Our mental faculties store deep yearnings…to be wanted, loved, and known for who we really are. Even though we desire close relationships, ...

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Let There Be Peace

If ever our nations need peace, it’s now. Amid racial tensions, terrorist groups multiplying, Middle Eastern unrest, and economical downturns—not to mention the daily grind of sufferings. Am I touching a nerve? Against that backdrop, a pertinent line from ‘O Holy Night’ comes to mind. In the words of John ...

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We Are Bethlehem

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body” (Matthew 26:26 NKJV). Let’s begin by thinking of bread as staple food—a basic dietary item that one can survive on for a long time. ...

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That’s Who He Is

We’re probably familiar with increased fitness programs and gym enrollments after the holidays. Numerous folks begin exercise routines, running, or cycling. Dietitians claim running helps with weight loss, cardiovascular health, and an improved emotional state or ‘runner’s high’. Conversely, there are large numbers of individuals who don’t like to run. ...

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God Who Sees Me

“You’re the God who sees me! Yes! He saw me; and then I saw Him!” That’s how the desert spring got named “God-Alive-Sees-Me-Spring”(Genesis 16:13-14 Message). As far as I can tell, Hagar is the first woman in scripture that an ‘angel of the LORD’ speaks to “I will surely multiply ...

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