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How Do We Experience A Special Kind of Joy at Christmas?
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How Do We Experience A Special Kind of Joy at Christmas?

It was on one of our first dates when my dreaded kidney disease introduced itself to my husband. Our plan was not a kidney stone visit to the ER, but then again, who likes plans? I was a professional kidney stone passer after experiencing over 50 of them in my life, so the routine wasn’t…

How to Plant Hope in the Hearts of Our Children During the Holidays
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How to Plant Hope in the Hearts of Our Children During the Holidays

Christmas. Hope. They really are supposed to go hand-in-hand, aren’t they? After all Hope was born, not only in the darkness of night, but amidst the darkness of a torn and hopeless world. In humbleness, He was born in a manger bringing light and hope to the world. And hope to us today. It’s a…

Loving Your Spouse Well When Your Nest is Almost Empty
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Loving Your Spouse Well When Your Nest is Almost Empty

This week for the Building a Lasting Love Story #MarriageSeries, I get to bring you my friend, a passionate follower of Jesus and a gifted encourager, Melanie Redd.  As well as teaching and speaking, Melanie writes at Ministry of Hope. She’s been married to Randy for 26 years and their nest is almost empty! Today,…