The Wild Waves of My Soul

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Doing nothing is hard work. At least for a mom. One of my closest friends and I went to my favorite east-cost beach this weekend for a quick weekend. Ee arrived late Friday night, and slept in Saturday morning. We spent the day on the beach talking and reading and watching the waves. Add in some long walks, fish and …

The Sparrow, the Robin and Two Trillion Galaxies

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Yesterday NASA announced they’d been wrong for decades. There aren’t 200 billion galaxies in the universe. There are more like 2 trillion. In the mid-1990s, astronomers arrived at the 200 billion figure with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Recently, however, a University of Nottingham team led by Christopher Conselice took another look. They concluded that more than 90 percent of …

The Problem of Pain

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I got a migraine last night—I don’t know how. I didn’t miss any of my doses of my preventive medicine, and there’s not a storm coming that I know of. But before the pain med kicked in I was literally in tears. The medicine will dull the throbbing but it will still last two or three days, and can make me sleepy. It’s …

7 Ways to Help Free The Captives, Fight the Trafficker

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There are over 35 million* slaves in the world today. Join us in fighting this plague by participating in JVI’s Free the Captive, Fight the Trafficker Endurance Events Series (FCFT Series). The FCFT Series is a variety of 5K , 10K, 1/2 Marathons, Triathlons and other endurance events held through December 31, 2015 to raise awareness and funds to fight …

Marcus of Rome: Friday

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First-century Jerusalem Friday, the day before Passover Marcus cracked his neck. He looked forward to a day of rest. He’d been working for ten days straight and he had plans to visit Flavius’s sister—if he could keep it hidden from Flavius. She’d sent him a message that said she would meet him near the fountain after breakfast, and Flavius was …

D. M. Webb’s 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir

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D. M. Webb, a friend of mine, has released 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir. Written after too many deaths and other losses, it is a very personal journey which she has shared to help others. 30 Days is a collection of devotions designed to reach out and uplift especially those who have dealt with death, divorce, and single parenting. But since it …

Thomas Nelson’s The Voice

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At the writers’ conference I attended in September, I was given a copy of a new version of the Bible entitled The Voice. It’s a completely different type of “translation,” and I imagine there will be those who love it and those who hate it. For books that tell stories and contain a lot of action, the text is almost …