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Angels on Earth


Today's guest blogger is Meg Belviso. She recently took a spiritual tour of France. Here's the fourth installment about her travels.

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Pet Stories


I often write about my childhood dog, Happy, a beagle-lab mix we’d found lost and starving in the woods. He was by my side from kindergarten through high school–that’s more than many of us can say for some human relationships. He was my best friend.

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Daily Devotions


I went down to the laundry room today with two huge IKEA bags full of dirty darks. As I stepped off of the elevator into the basement, a young mother emerged looking harried, with a crying toddler and a preschooler in tow.

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Inspirational Stories


Maybe it’s fitting that Halloween and Election Day fall so close to each other on the calendar. A lot of folks find the candidates running for office scarier than the trick-or-treaters that come knocking on their doors.

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I zipped past my father carrying an armload of dirty laundry. A few seconds later, I zipped past him again, headed the other direction, with a basket full of clean laundry.

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Ever been around one of those infectiously enthusiastic people who exclaims over the beauty of the day, no matter what the state of the weather, always finding something to praise? 

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If you pray the Lord’s Prayer, you already pray at least one of the prayers found in the Bible. But there are many that can provide help when you’re not sure what to pray.

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“Stick and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Not true! Words have power–they can lift you up or tear you down. Words can speak life or death into a person’s soul. 

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Outreach Ministries


No Man Left Behind, the unofficial Marine Corps slogan. This phrase sums up the tight bond found in this branch of service, as well as others. No matter how bad things get, those in the Corps know they'll never be left behind.

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Just shy of 10 years ago, my husband joined our local fire department as a volunteer firefighter, beginning a career as a first responder. He is committed to this role in impressive ways, just like the rest of his squad.

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Life after Death


For three wonderful years I have been writing this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Hearing from people all over the world, with their own very personal experiences of life and death, has been extraordinary for me.

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Mysterious Ways


The news out of La Garita, Costa Rica was grisly. Yet another robbery in an area where crime has been escalating quickly–this time, ending in a 27-year-old’s death.

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Yesterday, I had one of those “no good, very bad” days. I’m not sure why exactly, but I just didn’t feel like myself. I’d had a relaxing weekend, but I arrived to work tired and all out of sorts.

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Stories of Faith


“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10, NLT)

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Personal Growth


It was a very long time ago. I was probably 12 years old when we moved to Chicago from Indiana. I was scared to attend a new school, but on my first day I met a girl named Tami. We became instant best friends, and like all best friends, we spent a lot of time together.

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Positive Thinking


One of the nicest perks of my job is all the interesting and inspiring books that cross my desk. Those that have a possible story for the magazine, I try to look at right away. The others have to wait until I have a free moment.

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I am thankful the Lord created the different seasons. I love the cooler temperatures and the beautiful array of colors in the leaves!

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Did you know that November 2 is Orphan Sunday?   

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