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The Secret Grower

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Pulling into the driveway, I glimpsed the gray rocks, faded rusty bark, and tufts of grass that lined our walkway. A splash of yellow caught my attention. Daffodils? Yes! Sandwiched between two large stones, the cluster of blossoms danced in a slight breeze. I smiled. Six stalks of sunshine...

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Tags: faith, god, growth, hope, jesus, love, seed

When Sin Seeps Into Our Lives

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The chatter of busy women filled the room as we prepared gift bags for an upcoming writer’s conference.  The leader handed me scissors and a large roll of red ribbon. “Have you ever made curly bows?” I smiled. “I’m a pro.” “Join the assembly...

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Tags: sin, accountability, jesus, david

The Fuel we Need for the Wait

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I texted the friend who had called us for help. We’re at the gas station, now. My husband filled the red plastic container designed for transporting fuel. He placed the gas can into the trunk and slid behind the steering wheel. “It’s hot out there.” I handed him a water...

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Tags: grace, preparation, love, sacrifice, helping