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Not Just a Hobby!

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2015


While most 18-year-olds are posting selfies and bingeing on Netflix, Hannah Leary is memorizing books of the Bible.  Not just verses, not just chapters, and not just a book or two—this National Bible Bee (NBB) competitor has committed 10 entire books of the Bible to memory!

In a recent World Magazine article, Hannah says of her six-year NBB involvement, "At first, yes, I was just reading theological words.  But then it started coming alive."

The other 359 students who make it to finals would probably say the same.  Even if they don't take home a prize, these young ...

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Living my glory days—full throttle!

  • Tue, Aug 4, 2015

birthday-cakeToday's my birthday.  I'm 75 years old, and it's either "full throttle" or stop breathing!

So delving into Max Lucado's new book, "Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now" has special significance in this season of my life.  With each new book, I say, "this is his best so far!"  But Glory Days is his best!  Max is a master story-teller, no question—stories that are a result of his unrelenting study of God and His story!

And this one's a whopper!  Max uses as his text the Old Testament book of Joshua.  He ...

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What if There's More to Being a Christian?

  • Tue, Jul 21, 2015


A few weeks ago, a friend made strawberry shortcake to share at the office.  Strawberry shortcake has always been high on my list of favorite desserts, so I could not WAIT to consume the delectable treat.  At first bite, I noticed a difference between this shortcake, compared to all the others I'd ever eaten.

It was the cream topping.  I looked at Jani and said, "This is NOT Cool Whip, is it?"  She laughed, surprised, and assured me it absolutely was not Cool Whip.  Then, the master chef explained how she had concocted the whipped topping from scratch and ...

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