Marriage

Keefer Pears

Green-yellow heavy orbs with golden-brown mottling are bending the boughs of the Keefer pear tree.  The Honey bees are still in abundance, even though they are moving sluggishly in the cool late autumn days.  They love the pears and guard them faithfully. The Keefers are not the prettiest of fruit; they are large, hard, yet […]

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By Melissa Zelniker-Presser I don’t usually get too personal about my husband, but last night at work God spoke to me about sharing my love for him with all of you.  About how God is the centerpiece of my marriage.  And how God redeemed the love we had for one another and used it for […]

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NC Sunset 2

By Patti Burris With the bang of the gavel, my life was changed forever.  After 7 ½ years of marriage, my dreams of a house in the country and white picket fences lay shattered at my feet.  My heart ached.  I felt anger, hurt, sadness, desperation, and fear all at the same time.  I was […]

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By JoAnn Crane What am I doing that is of eternal significance?  What am I willing to sacrifice for the Lord in reaching others?  How do I react when I am called upon to enter into the “trials of the faith?” It’s mid-morning and before I open my ladies’ devotional… my grateful heart speaks: Good […]

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I have occasionally been accused of being pedantic.  I guess I take after my Dad.  He loved not only to know how things worked, but to tell you all about it.  He could go on for hours explaining the workings of a motor down to the last nut and bolt, and I can still feel […]

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This scenario may seem a bit exaggerated, but that is exactly what Hannah endured.  Eli allowed his sons to run wild, without rebuke.   They were having sex with women when they brought sacrifices to the temple.  Eli did accuse Hanna of being drunk, but when she explained why she was praying, Eli blessed her.  […]

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