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How to Build a United Marriage

The mid-morning sun continuously peeked through the trees with considerable curiosity, as if to check out each new face on campus. Who were these…
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The Prodigal Son: The Prideful Brother

The Preacher’s Kid: “I’m a preacher’s kid,” I’d say as my usual excuse when recounting one of my “off the rails” experiences to someone.…
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A Man Named Pain:

I imagine the extreme pain she felt delivering him for that name to spill from her lips.  “Jabez!” She looked up from the newborn…
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Technical Difficulties:

Unfortunately, HH has been experiencing technical difficulties on our site. Our subscriber feature is not working, so if you know someone who’s tried to…
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Finding Faith for the Future

 Have you ever stopped to think that how you begin your day sets the stage for the next 24 hours? That doesn’t mean that…
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Are You Bitter or Thirsty?

It Starts with Thirst: She was thirsty. She grabbed her vessel and headed for the well in the middle of town. As she turned…
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Finding Your Life Vision for 2021

  Self-Focused Vision: The word “Vision” has gotten a bad rap, due to the fact that it’s popping up in New Age terminology and…
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Making Music with Sticks

The Christmas before my sister, Tricia, died, she bounced up and down in her seat at our traditional sibling Christmas dinner. She held a…
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To Let Go is to Let God

In Celebration of the Anniversary of the Hymn, It is Well by Horatio Spafford A copy of the original hymn penned on a hotel…
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The Spiritual Pandemic

This morning, I’d like to write off the top of my head and this will be a short ramble. I don’t do this often…
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Gratefulness in the Grief of 2020.

Their chair is vacant. Or maybe crazy Uncle Charlie has staked his claim on it—the place your loved one normally occupied at the table during…
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Saving for the Storm with Coupons

With all the uncertainty of the future brought on by Covid, threats of food shortages, and natural disasters, as good stewards we should prepare…
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Lies Christians Believe

The women who participated in our first podcast taped at the farm. Front row: l-r: Liz Hammond, Barby Molnar. Back row l-r: Tracey Carter…
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The Lost Art of Making Jam

Legacy of Food: Growing up, I watched my mother and both grandmothers prepare food for a long shelf life. My family always had a…
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Make Your Grains Survive the Apocalypse.

Things You Will Need: Mylar Bags Flat Iron Bulk Bag of Flour or Other Grain Sharpie Marker Freezer Space Oxygen Absorbers The Problem with…
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Are You a Prepper or Preparer?

Winter’s coming. Get Ready! Today’s blog is in an audio format. I’ve recently purchased audio equipment for our future podcasts, so I thought I’d…
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How to Save Money Stocking Your Food

What I’ve learned from living two different lives: It’s time I admit I’m spoiled in my relationship with food. I have a husband who’s…
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Showing Mercy During Covid.

My brain screamed COVID! when I saw him slumped in a puddle of urine with dried vomit on his beard. I ushered my kids in a…
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Let’s Talk Emergency Radios

Two Emergency radios I’ve recently purchased. Links provided below. Why Emergency Radios are an Important Staple: In every disaster-ready home an emergency radio is…
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Killing Racism

Scenes from Suffolk, Va. “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The…
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A Slowed Down Life:

Preparing the Heart: Recently I’ve returned to my Orlando home. What we thought was a few days for spring break morphed into a two-month…
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What’s in a Name?

(How people see me.) My dog Rudy loves to boss the cows. I’ll confess I never truly liked the name Tammy. I blame my…
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The Sound of Silence

The Chesapeake Bay fueled my terror of lightning. One afternoon, a dark shadow hung over my Daddy’s boat before a bright flash bounced off…
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Mourning the Loss of Expectations

Feeling sad today. Missing travel. Missing Main Street, USA at Magic Kingdom. Fearing that awful, monstrous…The Unknown. I don’t shove these feelings down. I…
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Finding Peace in the Pandemic

Preparing the Heart: The morning mist over the pond at the farm. My boys are restless. I feel their bottled energy as they slug…
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No Longer Doubting

Preparing the Heart: “There’s no shadow You won’t light up Mountain You won’t climb up Coming after me There’s no wall You won’t kick…
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Is Assisted Suicide Merciful?

                                                                                      The year after my sister passed away from breast cancer, my life aligned alongside a woman named Vanessa diagnosed with brain cancer.…
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We’re Not Created Equal

I’d always vowed I’d never marry someone who thought I should be subservient. I wanted to be equal with my spouse. I didn’t want…
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When Jesus Becomes Less Like Me

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Tiberias, Israel. My husband, Jay, surprised me for my 50th birthday with a trip to Israel.…
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God Doesn’t Need Us

This morning Bella’s Transitional Kindergarten class delivered the chapel message for the lower school at The First Academy. Dressed in chef hats and aprons,…
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God Answers Prayers in Unexpected Ways

My Toyota Scion sped pass the “Welcome to Maryland” sign. I’d been driving over twelve hours from my home in Orlando, Florida. Finally, my…
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Inspiration From J-Lo

Preparing the Harvest: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2 English Standard Version. If…
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When God Shuts the Door

Preparing the Heart: “What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.” Revelation 3:7b New International Version Every…
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Happy Sunday!

Just now, standing on our back porch we watched a terrible bull fight. A pack of black Angus went up against a Hereford and…
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Everything Has Died

A spoken word by the talented Tony Sciacca. You can contact Tony at toneshock1@yahoo.com. Enjoy the video! Like this:Like Loading...
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The Three Ingredient Gift:

Preparing the Harvest Can you believe Christmas is here again? Where does the time go? Some of you are probably in the thick of…
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A Gift for God

Preparing the Heart Growing up, my parents often invited people over for dinner the pastor’s family, people from our church, and missionaries traveling into…
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Unwrapping Jesus

Preparing the Heart and Harvest I wasn’t allowed to believe in Santa growing up, my father didn’t want to ever lie to us or…
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The Gift of Health

Preparing Health and Harvest If I could have one wish for Christmas it would be more time. Over the past six years I’ve had…
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