Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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4 Ways God Deals With Your Stress

We all know people, maybe ourselves, that are so stressed out that we feel like giving up. We have nothing left to give. Before you throw in the towel, I want to show you the process that God gave to Elijah. I shared in an earlier post the things that caused Elijah...

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What gives you stress?

I just got back from vacation so you would think I am stress-free. Judy and I spent a few days in the mountains Tennessee and several days on the beaches of Florida. I wore shorts everyday and never set an alarm clock the entire two weeks. We ate when and whatever we...

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God bless America Again

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” - Declaration of Independence (1776) “In the Name of God...

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The Seasons of Life

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." - Genesis 8:22 The seasons are a dynamic, God-ordained feature and pattern of life on earth. It is exactly how God the Creator set up our...

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Exercise Early in the Morning

"If you don't make time for exercise, you'll probably have to make time for illness." - Robin Sharma The three simple staples of a healthy life is eat right, get plenty of rest, and exercise. I'm sure we attempt the first two every day. We may not eat all the right...

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A Lesson from Summer Fruit

What is your favorite summer fruit? Mine is strawberries and watermelon. Growing up in southern Ohio and now living in Michigan, we have a lot of fruit that grows throughout the summer. Watermelon, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries are all great during this time...

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A Reader is a Leader

I have always loved to read. I think it started for me when my mom read to us at night. She was a school teacher. Then one Christmas my grandmother, who was a school librarian, gave me about 12 paperback books from Scholastic books. I read every one several times. I...

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Start your Day with Silence

What is the first thing that happens in your morning? My guess is you hear your alarm clock or phone going off. Most of our days begin with noise. If it is not an audible noise, we are consumed with internal noise. As soon as we wake up, our mind begins to stress...

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Honor Your Father – Father’s Day Message 2017

Dads are special. I have great memories of my dad. He was a steel mill worker who worked the swing shift. He worked hard, but seemed to take a lot of time to spend with us four kids. Every summer he would take his vacation and we would go to Smoky Mountains or Florida...

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