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No One is Useless: Tale of a Misfit Tree

Do you sometimes feel like a misfit or useless? Or even worse, think of others as such? What a shame it is when we overlook those we see as unimportant. Or judge them without even really knowing their story. Just as many did with the poor widow who put all she had into the temple offering.

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Parents, Be Careful What You Allow

John Wesley said, “What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” He was referring to sin. And we see this played out in history repeatedly. But I’d like to look at it from a different angle. 

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The Family Mystery Walk

Have you ever taken a Mystery Walk? I have, and actually we all take one every day. Because when we come right down to it, life is a mystery. We can’t know what tomorrow holds, or even if we will have any tomorrows. And it’s sometimes hard to know which path to follow, let alone explain it to our kids!

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Breaking Bread and Standing Together

Be it the English Sally Lunn, Germany’s Pretzels, France’s Crepes, the Tortillas of Mexico, the Kulich of Russia, the Kouloras of Greece, or the Hebrew Challah, bread is the staff of life in many cultures. Which is why breaking bread signifies friendship, unity, and hospitality. 

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4 Principles for Taming the Tongue

Communication has existed from before the beginning of time. And it began with God, when he created everything, through speech. He simply spoke and it all came into being.

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God’s Plan for Marriage

The topic of marriage cropped up at a neighborhood dinner this past Christmas, after they learned that Hubby and I have been happily married 43 years. “What’s your secret?” they asked with both incredulity and admiration.

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Raising Kids for Such a Time as This

That palace, it struck both fear and awe into the heart of the young woman passing near its gates. The opulence and magnificence of its halls well-known throughout the land. Not that she, of course, would ever see inside.