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Wednesday Writings

The Beauty of Dependence

A few weekends ago, my parents and I watched the NCAA women’s basketball national championship: the Connecticut Huskies vs the South Carolina Gamecocks. The power, speed, and agility on the court showed a stark contrast to me sitting on the couch with my blanket and cup of tea, my head aching and my stomach trying […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Janeen’s Story

Thank you, Janeen, for sharing your story with us! Tell us about yourself! Hi, there! I’m just an ordinary woman who serves an extraordinary God! I’m almost 64 yrs old, married to Ray for almost 40 years. Together we’ve raised 9 children and 1 in heaven, and enjoy our 5, soon-to- be 6 grandchildren. I […]

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Wednesday Writings

The Army of Less Than 1%

When was the last time you read Judges 7? If it’s been a while, or if you’ve never heard this well-known story, here’s the quick version. Context In the book of Judges, the Israelites have settled into the Promised Land, Canaan, while also settling into a cycle of typical human behavior: disobedience to God, captivity […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Lorraine’s Story

We’re so excited to start a new series! Between other, more devotional-type posts, we’ll be sharing the personal testimonies of women who are (or have been) in the valley of chronic illness. We hope their stories and words of encouragement can be a blessing to you! Launching this series for us is Lorraine. Thank you, […]

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Bible Characters Wednesday Writings

Sarah: The Woman Who Laughed at God

I recently read Genesis 18 in my devotions: Then [the Lord and His messengers] said to [Abraham], “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.” And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was […]