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Trusting God’s Discipline

Most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up were disciplinarians. Children were expected to be in their own yard by the time the streetlights came on in the evening. Chores varied by household, but all of us kids had them. Some pulled weeds and helped mow their ...

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Trusting When You Are Fearful

My mother’s soothing voice was often all I needed as a little girl to calm my childish fears. I have a memory from the age of four when an older neighbor girl told me the story of the “Bogeyman” for the first time, how he came into houses in the ...

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Our Hope: A Legacy of Faithfulness

When I was a little girl, a tiny plaque sat on the headboard of my parents’ giant waterbed. It read: “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” ~ anonymous From my youngest years, I found great hope and comfort in that saying. No, it’s not a ...

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Beauty, Fame and Fortune

When I was a little girl, all the things I dreamt for my future seemed very exciting, let me tell you, I was a big dreamer.  Someone must have told me I could do or be anything, and I believed it.  I had a nice list. Basically it amounted to being beautiful, being well-off ...

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