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Is God Real?

“Is God real?” Three months ago, that’s the question Ally’s daughter Khristelle was asking. She wanted to believe but was struggling. Then, a miracle happened. Without telling her parents, Khristelle…

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One Tank Travel

Summer is winding down, but there’s still time for a fun getaway or two! And, ya know, there are more quick trip opportunities in this area than you might have…

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Just A Sundress.

Here’s a touching story I received from Jackie: Today I decided I was going to buy a sundress. I started off having to talk myself up because I struggle with…

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Best Ice Cream in Illinois?

Last week, we asked you where your absolute favorite place is to get ice cream in Illinois and SO many of you answered with delicious locations to try! According to…

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When Dad Got It Wrong. On Finding the Good. (From the archives)

Father’s Day is always interesting for me. So many feelings of joy as we celebrate my hubs and my step-dad. But, still a void where my dad used to fit.…

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The View From 40

I was sitting in front of my TV with the PlayStation 3 I’d received as an early birthday present. As I eagerly typed in my birth date so I could…

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Just Call A Spade A Spade

We were not happy. Not happy at all. Things did not go the way we thought they would for our daughter, and as her parents, it was hard not to…

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Decisions! 3 Ways to Make Good Ones…

Decisions Decisions Decisions! Yesterday our family had tickets to go to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game with our church. We were excited to see Alyssa react to her first…

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Busted

There’s spending time with your child and then there’s REALLY spending time with your child. I pat myself on the back because I make time to play and talk with…

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Best Books for the Family

I was SO disturbed by a news article from Reuters that says a new study shows American kids are reading, but not well and not often. What a sad thing. First of…

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Simple Christmas

JOVIE: I’M JUST TRYING TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS. BUDDY: GET THROUGH? CHRISTMAS IS THE GREATEST DAY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD! JOVIE: PLEASE STOP TALKING TO ME. As this…

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Break Up With Your Phone!

Welcome to the chance to do something huge this Valentine’s Day! By signing the pledge below you’re making a commitment to the people who matter most in your life. You’re…

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