Monthly Archives: January, 2014

State of the Union? Only 3% of Americans say it is “strong.” Here’s why.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Washington, D.C.) — In 2012, President Obama concluded the State of the Union address by saying, “The state of our Union will always be strong.” In 2013, the President told Congress and the nation, “We can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is…

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Missions Make a Difference in more than One Way

This is a serious subject today. Modern missionaries disagree over this very subject. Meet Robert Woodberry, who found a surprising result while he prepared his graduate dissertation. During my days of teaching children in the children’s church ministry it was frustrating that most of the missionary stories were from the 1800’s. I knew from missionary …

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Lessons from a Box of Tissues

Originally posted on Especially Made:
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:14-15). The children’s ministries at our church are…

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Behind the Wallpaper

Moving into a different house always has unexpected features and annoyances. The secret behind the wallpaper was far from an annoyance; Gary found destruction. Finally his little girl is able to have a pink room. Job one, was to remove the peach colored wallpaper and border in the room, Stripping wallpaper is a job for …

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Enough

Some years ago while my husband and I were driving along the conversation which had been light, turned to something serious when he made the comment: “How much is enough?” Enough means, well, what does it mean? When I have the cup full to the spilling point, it is enough. When the water pressure allows …

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“You are an angel!”

It is January. If a person lives in the Midwest, that person will be prepared when December turns to January, and on in February, sometimes even in March, with sidewalk salt, a sturdy snow shovel, and a supply of non-perishable food. If a person does not want to do that, he then saves up enough …

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Cold

It is cold here today in Indiana. Subzero weather is not our strong point. It is keeping the furnace going in order to stay warm, but in general, I am fine. However, I do wonder about some of the folks in town who live in drafy houses and do not have good heat, and I …

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