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Lessons from A Skunk

  • Monday, November 21, 2011
  • Lee Ann Jackson
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Especially these days, we're running around with more items on our to-do list than there are hours . . . shopping for the Thanksgiving meal, trying to find this year's "perfect" family Christmas card and hoping to get a jump on the gift buying.  All while during the normal day to day routine of life.

That is, until a skunk stops us dead in our tracks.

Having just placed my briefcase in the car this morning to head off for work, I quickly ran back in the house to take our little dog out before leaving.  She refused to cooperate (which ...

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Joni and Friends®— A Grand Day

This month, Peggy Campbell shared a truly special time with Joni:

Just a few weeks ago, I had the deep delight of "seeing a dream come true."

Like you, I have long admired Joni Eareckson Tada for her faithfulness to Christ and her unfailing testimony to His grace.  The fact that I count her as a very dear friend is icing on the cake -- and a sweet one at that since I can attest to the authenticity of her perpetual commitment to God's plan for her remarkable life from a more "up close" vantage point.

Joni at APUA couple years ago ...

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A Revival of the True Celebration of Thanksgiving

Sharing with children at church this weekend about Thanksgiving, I was reminded how far our country seems to have distanced itself at times from our Godly heritage.

In reviewing American history and the original Thanksgiving celebration with 6-7 year olds, I came across the numerous references to God, His blessings and His mercy.

If you are fortunate enough to spend any length of time with children, you've no doubt experienced what I often do - the learning of a valuable lesson.  In sitting down with these children and talking about Thanksgiving, fielding question after question about God and pilgrims, I ...

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Will Franklin Billy GrahamCan you give me the family name as well as the first name for each of the generations represented by just the brief "description" below for each??

1 -      Ambassador / President / Magazine Publisher

2 -      Navy Pilot / President / Journalist

3 -      Evangelist / Evangelist / Evangelist

4 -      Corgi Lover / Two-Timer / Newlywed

5 -      Henry / Peter / Bridget (Bonus if you can give me famous role for each)

6 -      "Surprise" / 14 Years / Coat

7 -      Grampa / Lumber Mill Operator / Journalist

8 -      Shortstop / Catcher / 2nd Baseman (Local Kid Made Good)

9 -      Kenyan Economist / Politician / Junior Higher

10 -    Railroad Heir / "Happy at Last" (?) / TV Personality

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A Woman After God’s Own Heart®— Christmas: What’s a Mom to Do?

Christmas is just around the corner! The shopping has started; the greeting cards are being addressed; decorations are being dusted out of the garage. Suddenly, it seems like the season is upon us like a wave of excitement, expectation and exhaustion.

Moms especially feel the weight of Christmastime. Creating lasting memories for the family, getting all the details in order, all while not wanting to lose the true meaning and significance behind this most holy of times.

Elizabeth George's new Christmas Special - "Christmas: What's a Mom to Do?" is a perfect guide on how not to lose the ...

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The Family Dinner Table Matters

I'll be the first to admit that having regular family dinners can be a challenge.  As our kids have gotten older and involved in more activities, it's affected our ability to schedule this special time around the table, as much as we'd like.  At the same time, these are the days when it's more critical than ever to be intentional about bringing the family together.

Kids today face more pressure than ever and knowing they have a safe place to share their concerns as well as voice their opinions, is so important.  Studies continue to show ...

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