• You Have to Change Somethings to Stay the Same
    You Have to Change Some Things In Order to Stay the Same

    My mouth dropped open as I heard chef-owner Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park Restaurant explain in a television interview why he closed his restaurant for three months to completely remodel it, gut the kitchen, re-do the...

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    Time to Ask!

    By Nancie Carmichael – “I cried out to God with my voice…And He gave ear to me.” Ps. 77:1 We can get pretty complicated about prayer. After all, the thought of communicating with the Almighty, Creator of...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Things My Father Taught Me

    By Nancie Carmichael – I am keenly aware this Father’s Day that I am the same age that my father was when he died. Although he was a man of few words, he taught me three profound...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • A Wonderful, Ordinary Place

    By Nancie Carmichael – These days everyone can be their own reality star through YouTube, FaceBook, Pinterest, or Instagram. We read books on how to maximize our potential, to be more, live more. I’ve done my share...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Surviving One Bad Year

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • The Gift of Friendship

    By Nancie Carmichael – My mother-in-law, Betty, is 91 and lives near us in an adult foster home. Sadly, dementia is stealing the twinkle and feisty spirit from her blue eyes. Most days she sits with three...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Ten Timeless Christmas Traditions

    By Nancie Carmichael – Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, and for those of us who know the real meaning of Christmas, it can be the best time ever as we gather with...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Preparing for the Holiday Invasion

    By Nancie Carmichael – They’re coming! Grandkids, that is. And I can’t wait. Will. Kendsy. Cali. Hogan. Pearson. Jackson. Cole. Hudson.Wesley. Annabelle. They range in ages from fifteen years to two years. I confess nothing is more...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Learning to Give

    By Nancie Carmichael – One day when I had two of my grandsons with me in the car (Hogan, six, and Pearson, 4) we saw a homeless man on the street corner with a sign: “Will work...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Making Peace with Conflict

    By Nancie Carmichael – “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 As the election grinds down, I will frankly be very happy to have an end to all...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • September Song

    By Nancie Carmichael – Home again. We stumbled in the door, weary from the two-day trip back from Southern California. Bill engineered the kids from the outside, giving them suitcases, sleeping bags and miscellaneous loads of whatever...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Wonderful Ordinary

    By Nancie Carmichael – Lately I’ve been captivated by the lives and writings of the early saints. Three of them, especially, are speaking to me. I say “speaking to me” in that I am reading their writings,...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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