A Door Without Hinges

July 8, 2024 by  
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By Marty Norman 

A door is an interesting thing.  Everyone has them, everyone uses them.  A working definition, for purposes of this article is: an opening that allows a body to move between two places quickly.

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Doormats

June 27, 2024 by  
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By Khristy Hullett 

Jesus was not a doormat.  He cleansed the temple with a whip.  He mesmerized crowds of 5,000.  He debated and stood up to the Pharisees and Sadducees.  He endured inhuman pain and death.  He was a man in the best and truest sense of the word.

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Waiting

June 15, 2024 by  
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By Khristy Hullett 

Waiting stinks.  For all that we counsel our kids to be patient and reel it off as one of the fruits of the spirit, do you actually know any patient people?  People who truly don't mind waiting in traffic, waiting at the DPS, waiting in the school line, waiting to check out at Wal-Mart … ?  My patience-ometer is kind of schizophrenic.  It veers way up and way down with little warning, depending on how tired I am, how hot it is outside, and how much the kids are fighting.

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Batten Down the Hatches

June 2, 2024 by  
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By Jane Thornton 

"The British are coming! The British are coming!""Batten down the hatches!""All hands, man your battle stations!"Warnings which echo through the ages. A similar cry rings throughout my household once a month.

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Everybody Loves a Treasure

May 22, 2024 by  
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By Norma Vera 

Several years ago, I was going through a divorce.  I went to California to visit my older sister for a season.  She treated me with so much love; I will never forget her kindness.  When I cried myself to sleep at night – she would sit on the floor by my bed and kiss my hand, I could feel her tears run down my fingers.

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