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Exchange Winter Weariness for Crystal Treasures

Winter is wearying.  The struggles it brings weigh down our days.  The bleak landscape and destructive power of winter can overwhelm even hardy souls.  The secular world names winter discouragement, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With the light of faith, though, winter produces treasures.  The crystals of ice and snow proclaim ...

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Selfless Fun Activities for Freezing Weather

It’s two degrees outside, and sub-zero conditions are becoming the norm. With seven or eight inches of snow piling high, the sun has surrendered in defeat. Vehicles are hidden by white fluffy flakes and the icicles hanging off houses looks like the teeth of angry monsters. It’s no joke; outside ...

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Our Hope: After Winter Comes The Spring

‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.’ Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) Sometimes our lives seem like a never-ending winter.  Cold and dark, the days appear to be exactly the same, one after another, with no hope of warmth, or light of day.  We begin ...

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Family Smith: Kings and Queens Of The Hill

I have a large family made up of my wife and five children. We rarely get to go out together as a family, because the cost of living is so expensive. But, there are occasions when we discover what I like to call “hidden treasures”. These are places we come ...

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Dancing on Thin Ice

Winter is coming to Iowa soon. I feel it with the first fallings of snowflakes as they dance and glide past my windshield preparing my mind for the next phase of the changing seasons. The bundling up of the kiddos, hats, mittens, scarves, boots, and the all-inventive snow pants. Finding ...

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