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The Cross Means Freedom For Me

Freedom…it’s getting to run as fast as I can across the field to Granny’s, the wind slapping my hair all around. It’s getting to swing as high as I can in Paw-Paw’s swing under the big Oak tree with its … Continue reading

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To the Christian Teacher in a Public School

How many times have you heard the term (or one similar) “They’ve taken God out of public schools!”? I’ve heard it many, many times but so far it has failed to worry me. Don’t get me wrong, it saddens me that … Continue reading

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The God Who Makes All Things New: A Song

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” Lamentations 3:23 The God Who Makes All Things New                                   … Continue reading

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About That Difficult Child…

They kick. They hit. They talk back. They yell at you. They stomp their feet, cross their arms, and refuse to budge. They destroy school property. They are not nice to the kids around them. They are difficult. I’m not … Continue reading

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Jewels (When He Cometh)

By: William O. Cushing, 1856. Public Domain. Adaptation and fourth verse: Paige Givens, 2015 When He cometh, when He cometh To make up His jewels, All His jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own. Refrain Like the stars of … Continue reading

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Why I Love Hymns

I love hymns. I really do. I’ve been singing them my whole life. We have an old cassette tape of my sister Amy and me singing “God Is So Good” when we were preschoolers. My little sister Hannah sang “Jesus … Continue reading

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This Year (Happy New Year)

I heard a wonderful song by David and  JJ Heller this week! The lyrics are awesome and inspiring. You can imaging my elation when I saw later in the week the following post by JJ Heller… Learn it? Play it? … Continue reading

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Singing With My Sisters

Sunday night I had the privilege of singing with my two sisters, Amy and Hannah. We’ve been singing together our whole life…in front of the mirror, in the kitchen, in the car, and on the stage. I love singing with … Continue reading

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I Started A Blog This Year

I love words. And sometimes when I recall certain events in my life, words–like written words–flash across my mental view of those events. Does that happen to any of you? When I think of 2014, several words flash through my … Continue reading

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God Speaks To Me…And You, Too!

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord … Continue reading

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