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My Christmas Gift for You!

Everyone who knows me, knows that I have trouble waiting for the proper time to give gifts. I just can’t wait. That’s how I feel about my gift to you this Christmas. I made this with you in mind. I thought you might enjoy as you draw closer to God, not only during the Christmas season, but in every season

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Who Is Jesus, Anyway?

Thirty years ago I was “dragged” to a Bible study class and took my 2-year-old daughter with me. I checked her into the children’s program and then entered an auditorium filled with women. Up front was a woman talking about how you could have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. I thought the people were all weird, and

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One Adoptee’s 69th Birthday Reflections

“Look!” the people around the campfire called out, pointing to the cypress trees that lined the famous Monterrey, California grill. Suddenly, a bagpiper came out of the woods, playing a melancholy tune. She wore authentic bagpiper regalia, walking through the field toward us. It was a special touch to an evening that we didn’t think could be any better. That’s

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Who Will Protect the Fatherless?

In studying about God’s provision for the orphan, I found this to be so powerful. It’s worth the read and is from Matthew Henry’s Commentary series: Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. The fatherless are taken under

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Waking Up from an “After-Death Experience”

All hope was gone. Professionals say that eight minutes of flat lining means death. My friend flat lined for ten. This morning, a month later, I stopped by to see her. Little by little, she is remembering what she saw, when dead and when alive. “Sherrie!” she said. “Do you know what the first word was that I said when

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Can Adoptees Remember Early-Life Loss?

Moses’ life normalizes the adopted life. He blew it like many of us, yet went on to be one of the greatest leaders of all times. Also, God called him “friend.” Moses’ First Mom, Jochebed Jochebed felt her first labor pain late in the afternoon and by nightfall she had given birth to a beautiful baby boy. It was a

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