Category Archives: Devotions for Women

Floss and Pray Daily

I recently had my semi-annual visit to the torture chamber…er, I mean, the dentist’s office, and I’m embarrassed to admit I am practically phobic about dentists. Now, I realize that dental professionals are probably perfectly charming people who only want to … Continue reading

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What’s so funny?

You know how, when you read or see something that makes you laugh, you want to share it? Or when hearing someone laughing, you want to know what’s funny? It is human nature to want to share laughter. Laughing together … Continue reading

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TMI: What to do with all the awful

Fires, floods, massacres, and tragedy have abounded in recent months. Like many of you, I find the constant onslaught of bad news overwhelming. How should I respond? How can I help? It’s tempting to crawl into bed and pull the … Continue reading

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FEAR not, fear NOT, FEAR NOT!

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27 NIV The two words the New Testament … Continue reading

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Could you be a missionary?

Beginning in the 1800’s and continuing through the early Twentieth Century, the Christian churches of the United States sent many missionaries around the world to serve and witness to pagan peoples.  While the US still sends more missionaries abroad than … Continue reading

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The Seductive Side of Depression

 [Updated from original post on September 8, 2013]  People with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, are highly susceptible to bouts of depression. Researchers aren’t certain if this results from the emotional aspects of living with the limits and requirements of these … Continue reading

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The stones (even moon rocks) cry out

This week many in the U.S. observed a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, when the moon came between the Earth and the sun, plunging a wide swath of the county briefly into the darkness of the moon’s shadow.  This happens because … Continue reading

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Buttons or Bugs, Wait and See!

I have worn corrective lenses for fairly severe near-sightedness since I was in grade school, but I consider myopia a gift;  every morning the world is softly out of focus, allowing me to put off facing sharp-edged reality until I’m … Continue reading

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Growing Old Gracefully

I was reading a commentary about the journey through middle-age the other day and got stuck, as I tend to do, contemplating the concept of middle-age being the half-way point of life. I like to think of myself as approaching … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Hula Hoop

First Posted on July 25, 2010  by Jonna Hawker Turek When was the last time you treated your hips to the gentle caress of a hula hoop?  If it’s been more than a few years, you may be under the misapprehension, as I … Continue reading

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