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    A Stubborn Stained Has Been Washed Away

    Have you ever been frustrated by a stubborn stain that just wouldn’t budge?  I’ve been especially frustrated  when it was a favorite garment of mine that I loved to wear.  Sometimes, I opted to continue wearing it with the stain,  but that stubborn-stained piece became one of those garments that was forbidden to leave the house.  You know, one of those… lounge-around-at-home-in-your-frumpy-clothes piece.  Eventually, that piece gets set aside for donation because it becomes way too  “tattered” and “stained.” I’m so glad that God’s power to wash away sins are not on the same level as my weak skills of washing away stubborn stains.  God’s washing power cleanses away the…

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    The Greatest Valentine Gift Ever Given

    Today, I operated on a little girl. She needed O- blood. We didn’t have any, but her twin brother has O- blood. I explained to him that it was a matter of life and death. He sat quietly for a moment, and then said goodbye to his parents. I didn’t think anything of it until after we took his blood and he asked, “So when will I die?” He thought he was giving his life for hers. Thankfully, they’ll both be fine.  (Story borrowed from 60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile – #7) This sweet, little story reminds me of the Bible verse in John 15:13 which says,…

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    Are You Using the Right Umbrella for Protection?

    The word “umbrella” comes from the Latin root word “umbra” which means to shade or shadow. Ancient umbrellas were originally used to shade and protect you from the sun.  From what I understand, the Chinese were the first to get creative and coat their paper parasols with lacquer and wax to make them waterproof. One way or the other…  I am THANKFUL for the simple invention of an umbrella every time it rains! 🙂  My umbrella has protected me from getting soaked on numerous occasions.  Unfortunately, my umbrella has failed me a few times. On a couple of occasions, I left my umbrella at home even though I could plainly…

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    Necklaces and Rings and All the Pretty Things… Oh How Charming They Seem!

    Matthew 6:19-21  Tells us what kind of treasures we should seek which are of true value… 19)  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20)  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Have you ever won anything and felt like jumping up and down in pure excitement? I once won an armful of pretty, shiny awards for good grades and other minor accomplishments.  These were presented to…

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    I’m Blessed with Four Special Men In My Life – and Here’s a Blessing I want to Share

    I’m so blessed with these four special men in my life.  This is my FAMILY… my three sons and my hubby.  As you can see, my three sons have outgrown us. 😉  My oldest son is now in Bible college.  I’m so proud of him! About my special blessing this Christmas season… I received these wonderful T-shirts  [Real Men Trust & Obey God No Matter What].   I love the quote on these shirts! That’s exactly what I want to teach my sons. AND… I received the cutest pillowcase with the many NAMES of our Lord Jesus! I received these T-shirts and pillowcase from a sweet Christian lady, JoAnn Wilder.   I…