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Investing in Something Lasting: Lessons from Cow Herder Huts

Investing in Something Lasting: Lessons from Cow Herder Huts

Photo Credit: Keith MacMurdie You see them frequently dotting the fields in Montana: uninhabited wooden huts rotting away in the sun and snow. You could call them ruins, whitened by the elements, with strips of wood clinging to the remnants of what used to be huts....

We All Need God

We All Need God

I want to make a case for why we need God. It’s quite simple. When I see my son growing up, I had a deep realization that for men, they need someone who gives them an absolute, unchanging center. Someone who will always show what is right, who will be strict when they...

Carry Your Filters with You Every Day

Carry Your Filters with You Every Day

We went camping last summer. It was a campground with no running water, no electricity, and no Wi-Fi or cell phone coverage. We had to drive 30 minutes to get any of these modern amenities. Our water source was a creek at the bottom of our mountain. The kids loved...

Plugging into God’s Plan and Power

Plugging into God’s Plan and Power

By M.T. One Sunday service was about “five percent responsibility”. My mother was trying to explain our responsibility to connect to God’s plan and power. She drew a pie graph, with a sliver for our “five percent”, and a large part representing what she called God’s...

Discovering Gems

Discovering Gems

By T.K. A mom friend recently lent us a book on gemstones. When we got home, my kids eagerly went through each page, exclaiming over their favorites and memorizing all the birth gemstones. Later, we were walking, and my daughter repeated some of the information she...

Sunday Best

Sunday Best

I used to think dressing up on Sunday was overrated. Too much trouble for too short a time. My mom and I would always fight over what I would wear. But Grandma Sally - she always came to church looking her best. She had her hat, her shiny, colorful heels, her best...

A Global Revival

A Global Revival

By H.T. Did you know? COVID-19 started a revival. The global pandemic forced us to reach out to God, seek out His Truth, His Love, His Goodness, His Grace, and His BLESSINGS. My family happened to come across a series of YouTube videos that re-made Elevation Worship’s...

Life Lessons from the Road

Life Lessons from the Road

I don’t like driving. But I value the many lessons that driving has taught me. Here are seven. Maybe you can relate with a few of them. 1. Remember your ultimate destination Roads help you remember the importance of keeping your goals in mind. Before Google Maps, I...

Tending Our Gardens

Tending Our Gardens

We have a beautiful yard at the house we are currently renting. I always feel it was clear this was a haven of beauty and serenity for the previous owners. I often imagine an elderly couple where the husband designed the garden out of his deep love for his wife. I...

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