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Bethany Shields
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I’m waiting for the harvest. How about you? Let me explain. I just heard Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 read together by itself and it may be the first time I ever heard it on its own.
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On a recent trip home to visit family, we took an evening to find the graves of my husband’s grandfather, as well as other family members. We discovered that one was a Civil War veteran and even found the grave of my children’s…
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Fall is here, despite the lingering Indian summer we’ve been experiencing this year. I haven’t broken out my boots or scarves, yet, but I’m still excited for all things autumn!! This year, I’ve seen variations of an anonymous quote floating around that…
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Oh, Lord—I love this child so much. She is such a joy to me. Her enthusiasm, wide-eyed wonder, and tender heart are so precious. When she turns to me, to share her little delights and troubles, I am so grateful to be her beloved Mommy. But, as much as I…
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When I am stressed out, overwhelmed, and running on empty, I tend to blame others, be short-tempered, and make poor choices (like staying up too late or ignoring work). Of course, I’m not recommending these options. 😉 No doubt about it—they compound the…
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Top 5+ Leaf Crafts

Making leaf crafts, decor, and artwork out of fall foliage is possibly my favorite fall activity. At any rate, it ranks right up there with stepping on crunchy leaves, making applesauce, and carving pumpkins. There are so many fabulous things to do with…
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Making art out of pressed fall leaves and flowers was one of the first crafting activities I did as a kid. My grandma had a big flower press and she would make beautiful cards and framed artwork for people. She’d let me make my own little card with her…
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The other day I caught my daughter admiring herself in the mirror, all dressed up in her princess gown and tiara, while I stood behind the door, unobserved. Then she paused and took a step closer to the mirror, and carefully examined her face, rubbing at…
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Do any of you sometimes get chills from a beautiful sunset? Do you marvel at the intricacy of a snowflake or catch your breath at a field sparkling with morning dew? “This is My Father’s World” has long been one of my favorite hymns. Many times, these…
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Hymns and spiritual songs bless my life and teach me about God. Through learning and singing songs that proclaim truth about God and our faith, I have a ready source of reflection on God through so many situations of life. Hymns grant me access to the…
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