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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.

The Other Side To Temptation

“There will always be temptations to sin,” Jesus said one day to his disciples, “but woe to the man who does the tempting.” Temptation, we all face it in various forms, and Jesus tells us that this will always be so while we are on earth. But have you considered ...

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Vote Right!

With rights always come responsibilities. In our country, the right to vote has been a hard-fought privilege, and all eligible citizens should be able to exercise their voting rights. But this is where the responsibility comes in… Currently, there is controversy over the fact that government-issued identification is required in ...

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On a bright fall day in 1946, the seniors dressed in their caps and gowns, taking pictures on the high school lawn before storing the graduation attire until the anticipated date in May. With joy and anticipation you can feel even 68 years later, small groups of boys and girls ...

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Counting the Cost

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin the construction of a building without first getting estimates and then checking to see if he has enough money to pay the bills? Otherwise he might complete only the foundations before running out of funds. And then how ...

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Precious Gowns

Made of wedding dresses and formals in ivories and pale pastel colors, they’re cut from the smallest patterns and trimmed with lace. They are made for both boys and girls. These precious gowns serve as burial garments for infants who are stillborn, or too small or ill to survive. Several ...

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