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Eric Swanson is in Vietnam! And Graced Us With A Taste of His Experience…So Far!!

English Club ES

Eric shares: “There are some University students who want to start an English Club. Just meet with them and see what they want,” I was told. I didn’t realize I would be the only one leading the meeting. Once I arrived, I was alone with eight University students. The problem? Their limited English and how, …

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets – 5 Truths of Biblical Forgiveness

By Cathy Bryant, author of the Miller’s Creek Novels We’ve all heard the expression first penned by Alexander Pope–“To err is human, to forgive divine”–but few of us have heard what he wrote next. “All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them, and people are acting in a godlike (divine) way when they …

A Possum in My Bed

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By Mark Myers I love my truck. When I bought it a decade ago, I didn’t know how much I would love it. The first week I had it, I bought one bale of pine straw every day just because I could. It was so much nicer than trying to shove four bales in the …

Alaska Experience

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By Eric Swanson Ever since I could remember, I wanted to live in Alaska. Maybe it was the idea of being secluded from others that attracted me. It could have been the adventurous part of me where I yearned to see new lands and survive extreme weather conditions. Perhaps I just wanted to get away …

Shadow Stalker Excerpt

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By Barbara Ann Derksen She watched as the man, the monster, moved toward the entrance. Then he stopped. He looked up the stairs, then down the hall. He looked toward her hiding place, his eyes cold, calculating, wondering. Her stomach lurched, the fright almost real enough to touch. Could he see her? Her daddy had …

It is Wrong to Steal

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 By Phillip De Leon Jr. Kayleigh was walking down the hall in her school with her best friend Wade. They were in the second grade. Their Teacher Mrs. Frankson had asked them to go back to the classroom real quick and grab her book she left on her desk. The class was heading outside to …

How I Found Peace by Waiting Impatiently

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By Leah Ness Eyes shut tight, I drew in a deep breath and focused on my wish. Those birthday candles never saw it coming. Many people would say 24 is too old to be making birthday wishes. But this reoccurring wish had become a habit. Ever since the age of five, all I ever wanted …

Little Lambs

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By Ruth O’Neil One of the hardest, but most important, jobs as mothers is to make sure our children come to an understanding and a relationship with Christ. I love it when they show progress. Our daughter was trying to understand the concept of God’s omnipotence one day. I thought she had it. While I …