It’s All in the Family

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Archives, Blog | 1 comment

By Deb DeArmond I love this quote. Turns out Isaac Newton was not just a gravity genius. He apparently was a relationship guru as well. Must have come from a big family. I was raised as an only child; my only sibling was 16 years my senior. By the time I was two, he had gone off to college and never returned to our home state. We grew close only after I grew up. So, as a child, I had my folks all to myself. I never needed to call “shotgun” to ride in the front seat, never had to split the last cookie with a...

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Archives, Blog | 13 comments

By Deb DeArmond January is National Artichoke Month. I love artichokes. The form and shape of the artichoke is quite lovely, architecturally speaking, and I think they’re one of the best veggies God ever made. I came to appreciate them late in life—introduced to their wonderfulness by my 10-year-old nephew. I became a fan quickly. I would love to meet the man who decided, “I think you can eat that, and I’m going to try.” What could have possessed such an undertaking? So much of the “fruit” is not...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Archives, Blog, Devotions, Resources | 0 comments

  by Peggy Still   “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you with me.” – Revelation 3:20 While Christmas shopping this past weekend I heard the words of the familiar Christmas song, “Do you hear what I hear?” The thought occurred to me that the Advent season is a time of listening, as well as a lesson in waiting. The scripture from Revelation may seem to you an odd choice of scripture for Christmas. But think...

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Hey! Have I Got News for You!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Archives, Blog, Devotions | 0 comments

    by Peggy Still The story goes that a child was to be an angel in the Christmas play and his one line was, “I bring you good tidings of great joy.” He asked what tidings were and his mother said the word meant news. On the night of the play, the child had stage fright and, after a long silence, blurted out, “Hey, have I got news for you!” It was tidings of great importance that the angels sang. His name was chosen: JESUS, for he was sent to save his people from their sins. – His name was...

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Thanksgiving is the Key

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Archives, Blog, Devotions, Resources | 0 comments

by Peggy Still I think there are times in every believer’s life that they have felt far from God. Stretched out before us is an empty desert and we find ourselves wondering how we got here. Someone said, “If you’re feeling far from God, just look around and see who moved.” That’s a clever answer, but not a helpful response when we are in a dilemma trying to find our way back to the presence of the Holy One. Psalm 100:4 says, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be...

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