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Life is Short! How Are You Living It?

posted by Cinda On June - 11 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

This article is possibly one of our most requested so I’m including it here, again, as we move into summer. Consider it a must-read as you draw closer to God and your family. Remember the days of “yesteryear” when you skipped pebbles on the lake or hiked mountains to unknown destinations and then sat around […]

Bird Talk

posted by Cinda On June - 10 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you…” Job 12:7 I come from a long line of loggers. Although they made their living cutting trees and selling them to be ground into paper products, I simply like dead branches trimmed so they look […]

Learning from Adversity

posted by Cinda On May - 26 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

from Barb’s own personal journal, desiring to give hope to others… It was February 4, 1983 … a bitterly cold night in Minnesota, but my husband and I decided to continue with plans to attend a concert in Minneapolis with friends. When the music was interrupted mid-program for a short message on Romans 8:28, I […]

Israel in Focus

posted by Cinda On May - 26 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Did you know there is a special blessing for those who pray for Israel, God’s chosen, and in particular, the peace of Jerusalem? In fact, history has proven this out. Blessing has come to those who bless Israel, and curse has fallen on those who have cursed and dishonored Israel. So, it behooves us to pay attention to […]

Encouragement for the Downtrodden

posted by Cinda On May - 21 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Dearest, Let me tell you how the Creator of the Universe sees you. You are like a beautifully transparent and delicate little flower. The Master planted this little flower in a certain spot, intending that it should bloom and flourish. Instead, it has been trampled on and ground into the dirt. The Master Gardener has […]

Heaven is a Choice

posted by Cinda On May - 14 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

While working a temp job at the Broadmoor, I overheard a couple of ladies nearby. One of the gal’s comments broke my heart, not only for her but for others who may share the same belief. She said, “I sure hope I don’t go to heaven, I wouldn’t know anyone there and that would be the pits”. Do people […]

Pressures of Life

posted by Cinda On May - 13 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She […]

How Do You Spell Relief?

posted by Cinda On May - 13 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Do you remember that commercial about Rolaids? How do you spell relief? R-O-L-A-I-D-S! Evidently the product Rolaids worked for the problem of indigestion. It brought relief from the symptoms of that condition. How about the condition our lives can be in sometimes. At times living here on this Earth, beautiful and wonderful though it is, […]

Encouraging Words on God’s Promises

posted by Cinda On April - 30 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Change is everywhere these days. In fact, do you know anything that doesn’t change, except God’s Word? Buildings decay. Plant life dies. Weather shifts. Our attitudes, health, and relationships continually vary, but GOD’S WORD IS CHANGELESS! Oh? You beg to differ? God didn’t answer your prayer? Let’s take a look at some of God’s PROMISES… […]

Missing God’s Best

posted by Cinda On April - 29 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 When we try to do things in our time instead of God’s we often short-circuit God’s perfect plan for us, accepting what we decide is good and missing what God knows is best. I recently saw a […]