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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Leaving the corporate world, aware that his priorities had been focused on the job/career, status and financial provision, he sought change for the sake of his family. He did not know what that change might look like but he did know the new priorities must start with ...read on

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Born in 1917, four years after his parents immigrated from the south of Russia, he spent his early years growing up in Nebraska. The family continued to speak Russian in the home so when it came time to go to school, the young boy was held back a year until he could learn English. Railroad work took his family to Missouri where he proved to be a good worker and strong athlete through school. He joined his dad working in the roundhouse at the railyard until the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the direction of his life. He ...read on

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

He decided to call his dad and ask if he might have some time available the next weekend. He thought it would be great if they could enjoy a breakfast or lunch and do something together. His dad lived several hours away so it was not a routine trip other than on holidays with all the family. This time it would be just him traveling up to have a day with his dad.

When he called, Dad’s immediate response was ...read on

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The man was determined to overcome. He would have a happy marriage and family; he would not let alcoholism continue through his generation; and he would live above the poverty line he had grown up below. In his rational mind, the ability to provide well for his family would keep everyone happy and eliminate the need to turn to alcohol. Financial provision became priority one.

Provision is ...read on

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

There are some movies that seem to live on through the one-liners that stick with us. In our family, when someone says, “Run Forest, run!” or “We don’t need no stinking burros,” smiles and laughter follow. One that instantly has us cracking up is from a scene in “Shanghai Noon” - Jackie Chan climbs up on a horse to get away from some bad guys after drinking a bit too much. The horse evidently found a way to indulge in the spirits as well and both fall to the ground in a stupor. Laying there beside his horse ...read on

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

William Wilberforce turned his life around as an Evangelical Christian in 1790. Already in Parliament, he began what proved to be an 18-year mission to abolish slavery in Great Britain. He was part of the Clapham Sect that worked to raise awareness of a number of social issues including the atrocities committed against mankind in the slave trade and he consistently introduced unpopular anti-slavery motions in Parliament. In 1807, the slave trade was finally abolished but ...read on

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017

She was an incredible woman. Born in 1921, she aspired to be a vocal performer. As a senior in high school, she contracted tuberculosis. Her dream to perform was no longer possible and the vocal scholarship to attend college was rescinded. She married a handsome Navy pilot just before he was deployed to the South Pacific Theater in WWII. He returned quite a different man than the one she married. Post-Traumatic Stress played a major role in ...read on

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

On the first date, they talked for hours. In fact, he got her home quite late, later than her curfew, so he was in trouble with her dad before they even met. Over the following months, talk of their lives together just flowed naturally. Even though they were still in college and knew they would wait to marry until after graduation, discussions often went to how neat their kids were going to be and how fun it would be to raise their family together. They did marry shortly after graduating from college.

One day, several years into the marriage she was researching some information on the computer. It was her husband’s computer because hers had been acting up. A pop-up window invited her to ...read on

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

He was not a bad guy. He worked hard at his job and was determined to be a better husband and father than the men he saw growing up. He certainly had witnessed enough examples of what not to do. He led his family to church most Sundays and he made the kids’ events as his work schedule allowed.

One day the man’s pastor invited him to go on a Walk ...read on

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Sunday, 09 April 2017

We usually we get an unenthusiastic, “Okay,” or a shrug when we order water to drink. Hanna said, “Great! I will be right back with your water and be ready to take your order for dinner.” She had an engaging and bubbly personality as our waitress. When she brought our meals out I told her we were going to bless the food and asked her if there was anything we could pray about for her. Hanna’s countenance changed. She looked up and down the row of tables, moved closer to us and whispered, ...read on

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