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July 2011 Archives

Colors of the Rainbow by Michelle Demeree Friendship is like a rainbow of love. There are many colors in a rainbow.   With love, it doen’t matter Your shape or your size.   Like a rainbow where colors blend, The …Read More

I’ve spent much of the last two afternoons and evening outside working on my garden.  This is my private sanctuary but I’ve spent precious little time out doors these past two years.  My husbands failing health and other concerns have made my …Read More

One of my favorite childhood memories is having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch on the back steps of our house.  Often my brother or sister would be sitting beside me.  Occasionally, one of my parents would join the conclave.  Some days …Read More

Even though public speaking is the number one fear of people living in the US, there will be a time that you will be called on to stand before a group and share.  Here are 11 practical and proven ways to …Read More

It is true that God works in mysterious ways.  However, some of the holiest things should be kept to ourselves.  There is such a thing as sharing too much information.  Here is a news stories that perhaps should have stayed …Read More

When Victor Martin and five companions encountered an enormous grizzly bear in the woods of Alaska, they were prepared.  However, the speed of the mother grizzly who was protecting her cub was more than three of the young men could …Read More

After Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne hit Vero Beach, Florida, in 2004, the street signs in Indian River County were all twisted.  Many of the street markers were gone.  Almost all of the ones left standing were turned the wrong way. These street …Read More

Hudson Taylor, a pioneer missionary to China, once said, “Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.”  I was reminded several times this week of the vital work of prayer.  At …Read More

Colton Burpo shares his journey to heaven.  He says, “Heaven is for real and you are going to like it.”

Today, I went  to the local Wal-Mart.  My shirt was dirty and my pants were not a comfortable fit.  But, I reasoned to myself, I never see anyone that I know there. My assumption was wrong.  As I was struggling to get my …Read More