Fresh Batteries

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Doug Smittkamp Over the years our family has acquired a large and continually growing collection of talking and singing stuffed Christmas toys. It started out with a Santa saying, “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas”, followed by a chorus of, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Soon after, a singing reindeer, …

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Moving Forward

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Susan King Something I have always believed is that, if we don’t move forward, we become stagnant. There have been quite a few changes for me since January of this year. The doctors found blood clots in both lungs which led to the discovering that I had a rare lung …

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You Lead, I’ll Follow

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Janean Gilliland We all go through changes every day. Some we hardly notice and some we notice and are affected by very much. Sometimes the change is doing something familiar in a different way; like a new job, making a new friend, or learning to like a different kind of …

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Staying Rock Solid

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Betty Burgess-Swanson “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2 As I think about change, I think about my life and all the changes that …

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Have Faith

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by Mary Griffin We have to have faith, because things change, sometimes right before our eyes, sometimes in ways we don’t want to see or believe, and sometimes in a blink of an eye. Everything can be fine and then you fall and break a bone! Then you may be laid …

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Just Trust and Obey

Saturday, December 15, 2018 by Patty Waters The year – 2014. The decision to be made – Retirement? I hadn’t planned to stay with the company for so long. It just happened. Year after year came and went, and before I knew it 37½ years had passed. That was a big chunk of my life. …

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Never Changing God

Friday, December 14, 2018 by Nancy Englebright “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31 I have never called myself a writer, so this is a “change” for …

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Full Of Changes

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Barbara Dick Have you ever noticed how many changes are present in the Christmas story? Zechariah was changed from an influential priest of Israel to a man who could not speak until the day Jesus was born. (Luke 1:5-24) Joseph changed his mind about Mary’s surprising pregnancy. (Matthew 1:19-25) Joseph …

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Changes At the Right Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Linda Driver A few years ago I challenged you to put CHRIST back into Christmas – one greeting at a time, by changing the way we pronounce CHRISTmas, being good sowers because mighty things can grow from small seeds planted in good soil. A lot has changed since then. I …

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