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Cheering for the Cubbies

Jeff and Zoie DeFehr stopped by the house during the National League Championship Series to bring Nancy a gift. Nancy's recent trip to Chicago had convinced her to become a Cubs' fan. She toured Wrigley Field with her sisters and heard nearly two hours of information about everything from the ivy on the outfield walls to the names on the uniforms. Did you know that the tea...

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Encouraging One Another

We all need encouragement. The scriptures tell us that we are to encourage each other. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." I am very blessed to have been raised in a home with parents who were very encouraging, not only to me but to my sisters as well. It didn't matter if it was school wo...

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Jesus brings Peace

My niece Lynda married Cooper in her parents' back yard. Actually, the back yard that my sister Sheri and her husband Keith have created and maintained over the years is more like a park. A well thought out, meticulously maintained park. Keith owns and operates a nursery and landscaping business in Manhattan, Kansas. Sheri works hard and thinks wisely. Their combined effor...

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Changing of the Seasons


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Be a Transformer

Asa reigned as king over Judah for 41 years. Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord for decades. When Asa died, his son Jehoshaphat continued to rule for a quarter of a century. Asa's son also did what was right in the sight of the Lord. The entire nation of Judah benefitted from the impact that Asa had as a leader and as a father.Asa came from a negative home sit...

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All of us carry it around. Some unwanted and trying to figure out a place for it to take residency while others desire to add pounds to the personal mass to bulk up, add muscle, to be bigger and stronger. I have a good friend who says that he used to lift weights, but he quit because "those things are heavy!"Although a barbell loaded with circular, donut-shaped objects on...

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