Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith



Today Was a Good Day

Today was a good day. We had a good day at our house. It was a simple day, really. All of my children were home after two of my boys had been away. We spent time cleaning out the garage and tending to small chores around the house. A friend came to visit in the...

The Significant Gap: When You Are Waiting for Someone to Change

There is a significant gap between loving someone as they are right now, and holding out for who you wish they could be. It's a painful realization. I hold back part of my love, waiting for those dearest to me to catch up to the ideal picture of them I have in my...


Sometimes God Even Talks to Us Through Lawn Mowers

Have you guys seen the movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA? I certainly hope you have - for a couple reasons. First, it stars Meryl Streep, and I'm proposing a bill before Congress that all Americans are required to watch any movie featuring Meryl Streep. Secondly, and most...

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Trust on the River

Trust on the River

I had a strong drink that night, and I almost never drink. I didn’t sleep. I tossed and turned, thinking about life and death and responsibility. The teenagers had run ahead of us and were having a blast floating down the river. The rest of us—three adult women, two...

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Week in Review

by Jeff Marshall OK, gang, sit back and get comfortable! I gotta tell you about the week I've had. It was a doozie! Let me preface this by saying that God has a wonderful, slightly mischievous sense of humor. As I get older, I appreciate it more and more, even when...

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