A Day for New Life

Maggie second birthday

This guest post from my husband David really blessed me! August 4th. A day my wife and I shall … [Read more...]

Providence in Life and Death

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We marked two important events in the life of our family today. Today is the first birthday of our … [Read more...]

When We See Him Face to Face

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“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know … [Read more...]

Tender Mercies

Dad Bob lighthouse

My dad was killed in a motorcycle accident in August 2011. Witnesses could not tell why he lost … [Read more...]

Unpleasant Promises

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I make promises to my children every day. I promise to pour one child a cup of juice right after … [Read more...]

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones

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Our pastor preached a beautiful message on Sunday which referenced my dad, Bob Franklin, and Beth … [Read more...]

They Did Not Love Their Lives

Saint Polycarp of Kyiv

"They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love … [Read more...]

Great Expectations

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Today was the day I have been dreading....the worst day of the year. It was not what you'd … [Read more...]

Strengthened by the Lord

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If you have listened to my podcast on Preparing Hearts for Christmas, or if you have followed either … [Read more...]

Consider it Pure Joy

News from Sebastopol by Cope

I have been dealing with a situation in my extended family this month which has left me feeling … [Read more...]