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Posts Categorized: Inspirational

Lessons from the 1940s Woman – Be Involved!

When World War II began, women sprang to action as volunteers. This was an area in which women already excelled. For example, my hometown’s Women’s Club was founded in 1902. In the early years, they were responsible for raising funds and spearing drives to establish the town’s library, high school, street signs, house numbering, street… Read more »

Lessons from the 1940s Woman

Rosie the Riveter is the icon of World War II women – strong but feminine. She’s got biceps, but she curls her hair and does her nails. She can do a man’s work, and don’t you dare tell her she can’t. She is woman; hear her riveting gun. Today I’m starting a series of posts… Read more »

Greatness Glitters

To some extent, we all want to do great things, and as Christians, we want to do great things for God. The further we travel, the more we spend, the deeper the sacrifice, the more people saved—the better. We look up to people who do those big things for God. Then we look at what… Read more »

Abide

“What’s your word of the year?” This challenge came from our Christian radio station – to find a personal theme word of the year. I already had it. While I cringe at the idea that the Lord is bound by our calendar or that He communicates with everyone the same way, the past few years… Read more »

Wrestling with God

Most of us have a mental image of the ideal believer—shiny-faced, unquestioning, always good and cheerful and obedient. So what about those who struggle and grumble, doubt and disobey? Sometimes God blesses them and makes nations out of them. Jacob was no model of godly behavior. He lied and cheated and deceived. Talking to his… Read more »

Announcing a New Column

Good news for all of you who are involved in women’s ministries or who are authors. My friend Laura Wrede has started a new women’s ministry column in the Examiner, a national on-line newspaper. Please read her letter below: My name is Laura Wrede and I have been writing for Examiner.com as a Travel writer… Read more »

The Faces of Haiti

The whole world is devastated by the news from Haiti. We can’t fathom the suffering and loss of life piled on top of the difficulties this impoverished nation already endures. I wanted to show you the faces of Haiti – before the quake – so we know who we’re praying for. Each year my husband,… Read more »

Little Dark Lies

“White lies are harmless as long as you use good judgment.” “You may tell a white lie to avoid discussion. But that only breeds mistrust and distance.” These quotes from two marriage and family experts appeared in the article “’Fess up or Fib?” by Jessica Yadegaran in the Contra Costa Times on January 6, 2010…. Read more »

Musings on Faith

I have faith that chocolate will make me feel better. I have faith that my friends will be there for me. I have faith that when I press the power button my computer will hum to life and I can get my work done. However, this is not true faith because all these good things… Read more »

12 Pearls of Christmas: Celebrate

12 Pearls of Christmas: Celebrate What Really Matters by Dawn Meehan In the hustle and bustle and commercialism of Christmas, take time to remember the real reason why we celebrate – the birth of Christ, our Lord and Saviour. May you all have a blessed Christmas! I had a VERY long day with the kids… Read more »