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Prepare for Something New, pt 2

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Prepare for Something New, pt 2

     Last time, we talked about the first command Joshua gave the camp.    “Go throughout the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to cross this [river] Jordan, to go in to take possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess [as an inheritance].’” Joshua 1:11 AMP     The first time the messengers went throughout the camp, they were commanding the people to prepare physically to take the land. The next message was to prepare mentally.   Joshua 3:5 New International Version (NIV)   Joshua told...

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Prepare for Something New

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Prepare for Something New

The way we live our lives is changing. Who would have guessed that toilet paper would be such a hot topic?  (check out my alternative suggestions here) The world we lived in January of 2020 will not be the same in December of 2020.  What is happening now was beyond our imagination, and what's coming is too.   It can be a struggle to stay in peace and trust the Lord.  But as we get beyond the fear that is saturating the atmosphere right now, we can sense God is doing something new.  As we take refuge under His wings, there...

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

It's snowing again this morning.  While the snow is beautiful, I'm ready for spring sunshine instead of gray skies and so is Steve.  Winter blues have been having a definite effect at our house.   I just want to curl up beside the fireplace with a good book and cup of coffee and stay there until spring.   And so that's what I do.   Then guilt sets in. I should be doing something not just wasting all this time.  And that make the blues bluer.   Scientists say that unless you have SAD (seasonal affect disorder) the weather has little...

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Chocolate Covered Cherries: a Lesson on Waiting

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Chocolate Covered Cherries: a Lesson on Waiting

  I recently was blessed with a large jar of maraschino cherries. As I was pondering on what to do with them, I decided to make one of my favorite treats, Chocolate Covered Cherries.  This candy takes me back to my great-grandma's house which was just up the driveway from my grandparents.  My sister and I would walk up to see her when we visited them.  On the walk up to her house, we would be filled with the anticipation of seeing her, hearing the stories she'd tell, and the promise of a treat. She always had something for us...

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