FROM THE VAULT: The Importance of Mothers

[From the editor] If you do a quick search on the internet for the history of Mother’s Day, you will be told that mothers were celebrated as far back in history as the Greek and Roman times. A tradition started in 16th century England, known as Mothering Sunday, when Christians would return to their “Mother Church,” has slowly changed into a day to celebrate mothers. It is commonly celebrated 3 weeks before Easter in the United Kingdom and former British colonies (Canada, Australia, etc.). Most modern Mother’s Day celebrations, however, have their root in ...

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15 Things to do in Your Backyard

By Elizabeth Price As a stay at home mom of three, this pandemic has not really impacted our day-to-day life too much. And my kids are 4 years, 2 years, and 3 months old, so they don’t have any idea of what’s going on. Thankfully, the weather is warming up, so we can at least spend a lot of our time outside in this time of isolation. We don’t have a lot of space in our backyard, but we utilize the space we have and we always have fun. Here are some things we do and maybe you can too!        1. Have a picnic It doesn’t matter what time of the year ...

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A Tiny Micro-Organism Can Stop the World!

Written by Scott Brinson, presented in his newsletter dated September 2001   I believe the lesson Jesus would have us learn whenever we’re confronted with unexpected and often unexplainable events that cause us to hurt and to grieve and to ask why, is this: Rather than focusing on the circumstances themselves and speculating about what may have caused them or what could have been done to prevent them, realize that God is far more interested in our response to the situation than in our understanding the reasons for it.  His desire is for us to say, ...

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5 Reasons to be Thankful

By Jacquelyn Davis There are so many reasons to be thankful! Of course we know this and, especially during this time of year, we like to share, comment on and encourage thankfulness. Today I want to share with you 5 reasons to be thankful as a missionary in 2019.  Closer Connections: As a young girl, I read many missionary stories. It always struck me how they left everything they knew and everyone they loved, knowing that they may never see them again. In some stories I would read about missionaries coming home to family members now married with ...

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A SERVANT’S HEART

Work is over and you’re headed home, but first there are special errands to run. When your done and get home, you marvel once again at the all-too-common coldness of our fellow humans. Doesn’t anyone smile anymore? Doesn’t anyone apologize for making a person wait or for giving bad service? The boss of a moving company has a philosophy we wish every person who serves us would emulate. Knowing what a traumatic experience moving can be, packing up and starting a new life in a new place, he takes a point of letting his clients know he understands and care ...

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