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Beautiful clothes

Our petit four for the summer is the song “Search Me, Know Me” by one of my favorite Christian songwriters and worship leaders, Kathryn Scott. The lyrics go like this: Create in me a heart that’s clean Conquer the power

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God’s Easter gift

In February I told a story about Father Valentine, and we considered how God longs to give us gifts, but sometimes we misunderstand and run in the opposite direction. Now as we prepare to celebrate Easter, let us focus on the

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Father Valentine

When I was a child, I looked forward to Valentine’s Day with great anticipation because I knew that Father Valentine would visit our house once it got dark. He would come bearing gifts not just for the children, but for

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God’s love for you

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Inside out thoughts

This morning I nearly went for my Prayer Zone Workout wearing my pants inside out! (Sweatpants—to those of you reading this on the other side of the pond.) It was very early, and I was half-asleep when I got dressed.

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A child of God devotional

A new year brings the opportunity of a fresh start, but events from the old year—whether personal or on a larger scale—often impact our new beginnings. When I began writing this note, on the second day of 2013, I sat

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Good news for everyone

For this Christmas season, I first pictured our December petit four as bold and eye-catching among our other delicate desserts: a dazzling gold bow atop beautiful, smooth red fondant draped delicately over the sides of a sponge cake. But although

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Supporting each other

On a recent morning I woke up eager to get to the track at the center of our town, to exercise and to pray. Since the previous night, I had been anxious and wanted to bring my concerns to my

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Trusting during adversity

There is one petit four that I have been eyeing this past month. (Yes: this means that my missing blue box has resurfaced at last! It was at the very bottom of one of our large moving boxes, hidden under

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Being in Eden

In June I wrote to you about my blue box of spiritual petit fours, and how each month we will taste and enjoy one of these snippets of scripture. I had discovered the blue box while sorting items as we

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