Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
December 19, 2019

The Old, Oak Buffet Editor’s Note: This article is edited and reprinted from Dec., 1998. I love old things: old linens, old dishes, old furniture, and especially old houses, because I like to imagine how people lived in days gone by.  I find it fascinating to step back in time and try to put myself […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
December 19, 2019

Proverbs 31:26 says, “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”   Through the years, as I have studied Proverbs 31, I have been amazed at how the Lord can say so many things in so few words. This verse in Proverbs is loaded with truth. It is […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
December 19, 2019

TRADITIONS of all kinds! What would the holidays be without traditions?   Although most of us grew up with holiday traditions and have fond memories of them, some families did not.  This month I asked ten friends, aging from 25-78, what they recall about holiday traditions: if they had them, what they were, how they transferred […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 19, 2019

Selfless Love By Barbara Russell   The most selfless love ever shown to mankind was that of the Lord, Jesus Christ, leaving the glories of heaven to be born into a sin-cursed world, to later become sin, so that we may have the opportunity to accept His sacrifice for sin, and to have the peace […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
December 19, 2019

“Let It Get In You!” It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yet, as much as I love the Christmas season, I still heave a sigh of relief when the wrapping paper is cleaned up and the decorations are boxed away for another year. Even our house seems to breathe easier in its simpler […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
December 19, 2019

Have Yourself A Very Thrifty Christmas Let’s face it, during this special time of celebration, there is an inordinate amount of waste! We wrap expensive gifts: trains sets that Dad “tests” and breaks before the kids get a chance to play with it; china that gets put in the cupboard because it’s “way too nice” […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
October 13, 2019

A MURMURING MINDSET In Exodus 12, the “Passover” event occurred, at which time Pharaoh finally let Israel depart from Egypt, from their bondage.  However, the Biblical text tells us that afterward, Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued after the Israelites with his army and chariots. At this point, our story begins… Can you even fathom […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink
Whether Ye Eat or Drink
October 12, 2019

Proverbs 31:25 says, “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”   Many of us have heard the phrase, “It’ll be worth it, in the long run.” This can be used to encourage someone who is in the middle of a project and is seeking advise from someone more […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
October 12, 2019

SHUT-INS This is probably seems like an old-fashioned word. It means, “someone confined to the indoors” and can be from any number of things: accident, illness, being a new mother, surgical recovery, etc.  Any church, at any given time, will have various types of “shut-ins.”   Some will be for a shorter period of time, others […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 12, 2019

My “Mean” Mom Barbara Russell Shortly after I was married, I was at the grocery store, when much to my surprise, I came upon a CAN of ready to use beans and a CAN of ready to use pumpkin.  I was elated! I couldn’t wait to get home to call my mom and share with […]

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