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A Missionary’s Prescription for Contentment

When we are in the midst of disturbing circumstances, contentment can be so difficult to find. During a lifetime of hard missionary work to pygmies in Africa, one woman wrote out her prescription for this virtue.  These priceless notes were found by her daughter after her death, and were quoted in Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda […]

A Prayer for Loved Ones in Distress

How long, O LORD?  Will you forget her forever? How long will you hide your face from her? How long must she wrestle with her thoughts and every day have sorrow in her heart? How long will her enemy triumph over her? Look on her and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to her […]

Finding Joy in Another Clean Window

We’re spring cleaning around here, a little bit at a time.  A few hours after Miss 14 and I finished this window area, the sun shone in and made the plants glow. That sunshine brought joy, but it wouldn’t have if we had not stopped to see it, pay attention to it, and be thankful for it.  Perhaps […]

Review: More than Just the Talk by Jonathan McKee

I just finished a book that made me so uncomfortable I didn’t want other people to see me reading it.  Usually feeling that way is a warning that something bad is going on, but in this case I think it was a good thing.   You see, I was learning about how parents can counter the […]

Spring versus Winter

It has been a hard struggle between spring and winter.  Now, with the forecast above freezing for the next five days, it seems that spring will win.  Finally. The pictures show how our view has changed in the last week.  Right now our world is white, hopefully for the last time this spring! Last year […]

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