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How to Give, Unsolicited

money-guyGrowing up, I was one of those kids who had a "sharing problem."  I refused to share my toys with my younger sisters.  When I got a new Barbie, she was mine and mine alone.  No one could touch her, no one could play with her, and the only way my sisters could look at her was through her box, which I laboriously placed her back into after each play session.

Have you ever done the same?  As adults, we can fall into the trap of measuring our lives by our possessions.  And we guard those possessions scrupulously when they ...

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Why Do You Love the Church?

There've been a few Sundays when I've had to miss church and when I do, disappointment fills my soul.  It's not that I feel guilty for not attending, but that I've missed out on a great message (that I'm confident was meant just for me!), fellowship with other believers, and of course the experience of Holy worship. 

I realize not everyone feels the same way I do about church.  In fact, many of my own relatives find church unnecessary or inconvenient while others who profess to be Christians will not attend church because of a ...

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Setting a New Course

Carys ParkerKnown as the face of love in action, Mercy Ships® has treated upwards of 535,000 patients in the poorest cities throughout the world.  The ministry has taken Jesus to people through the avenue of medicine and healthcare for the past 30 years -- people who may have never heard of Him otherwise.

And while I tend to focus on the amazing care that professionally trained physicians bring to patients battling fatal diseases, I forget to ponder what God does in the lives of the staff and volunteers aboard ship.

Carys Parker is the 19-year-old daughter of Gary Parker, who has ...

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Safe Surrender

To surrender is to give up . . . to end something.

Not always though.

As the 119th infant was surrendered in LA County since the Safe Surrender program began 13 years ago, these mothers didn't give up, they surrendered their babies to give them a new beginning.

The Safe Surrender Program allows new moms to surrender infants within 72 hours of birth, no questions asked.  A newborn girl who was surrendered at a hospital recently was the sixth infant turned over under the Safe Surrender law in Los Angeles County this year, according to county Supervisor Don Knabe.  A baby ...

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Planting Seeds

My daughter has this thing for planting flowers.  She loves to plant seeds and watch them grow into flowers.  Problem is, she doesn't have much of a green thumb.

So, what ends up happening is the whole family gets involved.  I buy the seed and the soil, Rebecca plants the seed, her sister waters it and her brother makes sure it gets a few hours of sunlight a week.

Eventually, the flower blooms.

Evangelism can also be a matter of planting seeds.

Sometimes, it's telling someone you're going to pray for them.  Then, another person invites that ...

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Oh So Good Broccoli Slaw

  • Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Jani Williamson
  • AAA Cafe

Broccoli SlawSince I enjoy cooking so much, I subscribe to several cooking blogs and emails.  Awhile back I received an email with this recipe and couldn't wait to try it!  I love to test recipes on my co-workers so I brought it in to the office and everyone in the lunchroom agreed that it is a winning recipe!  Try it for your next picnic or BBQ!

Oh So Good Broccoli Slaw

Serves 12


1 package (12 oz) broccoli slaw

1 cup red pepper strips

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or canned Pineapple Tidbits)

1/3 cup dried cranberries

¼ cup ...

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