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    Southern Hospitality

    Not too long ago, a visitor came to town.  I met with her briefly in my office and arranged a couple of meetings for her.  I gave her my phone

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    A Little Something: The Language of Friendship

    Tucked between medical bills and junk mail a cheerful yellow envelope begged to be opened. How did the sender know I would need this today? Recent health issues have positioned

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    Dove in the Cleft of the Rock, by Glenda Mills

    What better way to celebrate this month of love than to focus on the greatest love story ever–Christ’s love for us, His Bride. Thank you, Glenda Mills!   The Bride

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    Love restored

    Love restored By: Josh Clevenger 1 Corinthians 13:13New Living Translation (NLT) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. We hear about the importance

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    Who Is Our Neighbor?

    by Sandy Kirby Quandt Who do we consider our neighbor? Is our neighbor the people next door, across the hall, down the street? Maybe our neighbor is the people in

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Love restored

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Love restored By: Josh Clevenger 1 Corinthians 13:13New Living Translation (NLT) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. We hear about the importance and significance of love all the time. Love is the strongest element we feel in our lives. Love gives us confidence attached with significance. It gives us an ability to

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Sticks and Stones and Words All Break Something

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The tears were as real as the two “Princess Tiana” buns on each side of her head. Her normal smile and hug of excitement did not follow. I knew something had happened to my tender-hearted godchild. Our time would be brief, like ten minutes, but it was long enough to hear what had hurt her kindergarten-heart. “The kids were mean to me.” My heart sank.

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Letter of the Law

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Just by changing a letter greed becomes green. Imagine such a world filling a chair alone in a room whispering. The power of words starts with smaller things; hen scratches the marks of a tortoise back, the tsk tsk of approval retreating. The hand, writing, is stopped from all other work: the plow un-straightened, the pot left to simmer as

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Living Up To Your Expectations

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January is a cold, cold month for many of us. It surrounds us with bitter regrets, barren dreams, and frozen ambitions. So to try to warm ourselves up and motivate us to push ahead we often set unrealistic goals for ourselves. Even if those goals are attainable, we find excuses to snuggle around us and comfort our disappointment. When I

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