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Proverbs 30  tells us, “There are four things on earth that are small,  but they are very wise.  Ants are not very strong, but they store up food in the summer.  Rock badgers are not very powerful, but they can […]

As I look outside at the trees with their leaves turning red,orange, and yellow; I just want to cry.  I am so NOT ready for winter.  I want the flowers to keep blooming and the sun to keep warming my […]

Why does it seem the harder we try to please God, the more tribulations that follow us?  The Bible tells us that tribulations will come. Jesus tells us in John 16:33,”These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me […]

Another thing we really enjoy at the county fair is the flower competition.  They have so many varieties; mums, dahlias, sunflowers, roses,.zinnias and some I’ve never seen before. I love most flowers, but some are just plain ugly.  I think snap […]

We were recently at the county fair and walked down the row of games.  They used  to cost a quarter and you could win a nice prize.  On this day, I spent $10, broke 7 balloons and won a tiny little […]

There is a song my son used to perform mime to named, “Touch Through Me”.  It spoke of ways that we can allow God to touch others through us.  It carries a powerful message of faith and hope to all […]

There are so many bad things happening around the world and in America.  Some people would blame it all on God.  Over the past few years, we have experienced devastating hurricanes and tornadoes which have taken many innocent lives.  We […]

Have you ever gone to a family reunion or church potluck and found that half of the food came straight from the store?  These occasions used to be a time to share and taste each other’s recipes.  We had a […]

Have you ever felt so sick and tired of being sick and tired, that you just wanted to give up?  When one has been a Christian for a long time, the enemy of our souls knows a frontal attack will […]

Why is it that the weeds seem to grow in our yards and gardens, no matter what the weather conditions?  Most of our country has been in a terrible draught this year.  Ohio isn’t as bad as some other states, […]