• When All We Have Are Words

    Followers of Jesus have a unique dilemma. From the time of Christ’s resurrection until now, all we have to lead us are words. By words, I mean the words God has spoken to us, whether in Scripture, prophetically,...

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  • The Framed Butterfly

    Have you ever seen a framed butterfly? You can buy them in specialty stores. They are beautiful. Bright colors. Fancy frames.  The butterfly in the frame looks safe. Secure. Protected forever from wind, from disease, from decay. ...

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  • 3 approaches and 2 plans
    3 Ways to Read Your Bible

    How to Read Your Bible a Month at a Time (3 Approaches and Two Plans) The American philosopher Mortimer Adler (d. 2001) wrote and edited scores of books, including the 60-volume Great Books of the Western World...

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  • Discover Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards
    Discover Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

    It was a beautiful June day while I was visiting a friend in Sisters, Oregon so she suggested that we visit and have lunch at, Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards. My friend had bought property just across...

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  • Spiritual Grit

    Can we compare American Grit to Spiritual Grit? Our family had a few weeks of binge watching the reality show “American Grit”. This show is somewhat like “Survivor.” Highly athletic teams are pitted against each other, given...

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  • A Month of Sundays

    ~By Paula Hartman, author of “A Month of Sundays”   My dad was a United Methodist minister so the Sunday mornings of my childhood had a comforting sameness to them. After church, Mom would make a big lunch...

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  • Daily Devotions
    August 11, 2017-How’s Your Faith? Part 2

    By Mary Southerland— Today’s Truth Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). Friend to Friend Valleys are lined with disappointment and discouragement. Some people seem...

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  • Daily Devotions
    August 10, 2017-How’s Your Faith? Part 1

    By Mary Southerland— Today’s Truth Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil (Psalm 23:4, NKJV). Friend to Friend The greenest grass is always found in the valley....

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  • March 15, 2017-My Bitter–Sweet Life

    By Mary Southerland─ Today’s Truth I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on...

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  • February 15, 2017-Please Make the Pain Go Away

    By Gwen Smith─ Today’s Truth Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) Friend to Friend As the basketball game heated up and the man-to-man...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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