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quite peculiar

“The word “peculiar” is found in Titus 2:14. Christians are the peculiar people of God. We use the word sometimes when we speak of something odd or strange. But this is not its use here. The word is translated from the Greek word which is made up of two words, one which means ‘around’, as…

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quite troubled

Occasionally the Lord has blessed us with an opportunity to share our stories and His blessings to us with others IRL (in real life).  Each opportunity allows us to say: “Live simply, love generously, serve faithfully, speak truthfully, pray daily, and leave everything else to God. This is the way of peace. Through the years…

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quite simple

Have I mentioned that I am an only child? I am also a Daddy’s girl. After asking Christ into my life and learning that God’s Word was the manufacturer’s handbook for my newly created life, I began to understand the significance of being a child of God. It has been said, “New Christians should be…

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quite far away

Comfortably settled in front of the south-facing studio windows, listening to the whir of the lawn mower as Dick moves back and forth across the yard, late September afternoon sun-light pours in upon the pages of my novel. I’ve read this book a few times before. It’s like a visit with an old familiar friend,…

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quite a trip

Throughout January, February and March of 1982 we struggled with the fact that if you want to make God laugh all you have to do is say, “My plans are….” We moved to California with grand and ambitious plans. It’s too bad we didn’t bother to check with our Heavenly Father to see what He…

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quite a Christmas

After three days of travel over snow-packed roads, through blizzard conditions, with little or no sleep… we arrived in sunny California on December 21, 1981. We had taken what we considered to be a step in faith and we figured God needed us to be exactly where we were now. We also thought that if…

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quite a leap

Somewhere along the way someone talked to us about taking a “Step In Faith.” It sounded perfectly logical. The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 By…

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quite intense

Mid-Winter 1979…by that point we thought of ourselves as dedicated Christians. Besides our church attendance, we were spending one evening each week with a group of friends studying the Bible, singing, praying and sharing about what God was doing in our lives. Sometimes our mid-week meetings got quite intense. One night, after becoming comfortable with…

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quite ill

Memorial Day, 2005… Retirement, after more than 20 years of teaching in the same school district, is only days away. Dick is worn out, mentally and physically. It’s been a rough year! And now he’s looking at a complete and total change in his life. After June 8th everything he has known, almost continuously since…

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quite a dud

End of January.    Mid 1980s. We were about to take another “leap of faith.” We were moving. Again! This time we were not changing states, or apartments or houses. We were changing churches. We’ve done that a few times over the years, too. Our church attendance records read like a City Church Directory: German…

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