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Tackle mission work at home

Tackle mission work at home

My daughters took a recent domestic mission trip to Minneapolis. Each day, our church youth pastor posted pictures for us to see what the team was doing. One day, the team helped clean and organize football equipment. I knew the trip involved volunteering at a rescue mission and helping with a vacation Bible school, among…

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Temporary guests upset cats

Temporary guests upset cats

Mittens and Belle learned this truth during the three months my son Nathanial’s cats lived with us: Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife (Proverbs 17:1). Temporary guests upset cats, who by nature don’t appreciate change. When Knight and Luna arrived at our house in April,…

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Gardening reminds me of farming troubles

Gardening reminds me of farming troubles

Gardening this year reminds me of the struggles farmers face. Their tracts of land are greater, of course, but some of their problems are similar. Farming and gardening both struggle with weather, weeds, loss of crops, and insects. Weather caused late start Where I live, many farmers were unable to finish all their planting because…

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Do you struggle with loving others?

Do you struggle with loving others?

Love your neighbor as yourself. That’s a straightforward commandment. But could we just be honest and face facts? We’re not Jesus, and it’s difficult to love everyone. Impossible even. Unless you have help, of course. Thoughts of justice and mercy Some people just irritate me, so I need a lot of help. Lack of a…

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