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The Bible And The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD On Monday the American media celebrated the return of an American held captive in Afghanistan. The Washington Post headline was, “U.S. Hails Release of Taliban Captive Following Prisoner Swap.” Mark Frerichs was exchanged for an Afghan warlord held by the U.S. since 2005. The repatriation of this warlord “. . .…

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Caramel Biscuits

Yes, yes, I know, it’s a recipe from the exact same cookbook as I just shared with you last week. The honest truth is that I saw the words caramel and biscuit together and couldn’t pass it up. You probably know these better as monkey bread… it doesn’t matter what you call them, they’re awesome.…

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Shower thoughts with Shelly

“… and by now, everyone has heard, and everyone is talking about it, and the gossip and the rumors have already gotten out of hand…” –A “But you have to keep it a secret. These guys really don’t need to know about that.” –M Why is it, do you suppose, any of us cares at…

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The Bible And The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD It has not happened in 70 years, so the death of the British monarch was a newsworthy event. Every aspect of Queen Elizabeth II’s final days were commented on by the British press and the media of the international community. Within hours of her passing, the focus of many articles considered…

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Acetate-accented Greeting Cards

From: The Crafter’s Project Book, Mary Ann Hall & Sandra Salamony, 2000 Materials: · Transparent copy film or acetate · Copyright-free art · Card stock or blank card · Decorative accent paper · Brass fasteners · PVA glue · General craft supplies Makes one card 1. Photocopy selected images onto transparent film or acetate. Cut…

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WITNESSES RETURN TO NEIGHBORHOODS AFTER 30-MONTH PANDEMIC PAUSE

That welcome knock on the door… Jehovah’s Witnesses resumed their trademark door-to-door ministry on September 1 when a two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work was officially lifted, just in time to begin a global campaign featuring a new interactive Bible study program. The decision to resume their door-to-door ministry marks the complete restoration of all pre-pandemic,…

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Sausage Bread

I’m really a sucker for most things breakfast, and this bread sounds absolutely amazing. Don’t be afraid to make breakfast foods at any time of day… no time is wrong! Sausage Bread, from Monica Wiersma As printed in Remember the A La Mode, Collection by The Spouse’s Club of the Fort Sam Houston Area, 2009…

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Clear out your vibes

Dear Magnolia, I can’t get my family to stop spoiling my kids. I know it sounds crazy, but everybody gets my kids too much stuff. Grandma will always get them a little toy, a candy bar, another outfit… you name it, she’ll buy it. Their aunts and uncles will always buy them whatever, and even…

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Birdcage Cards

I haven’t quite decided how I feel about using old books and destroying them… but if it means giving old books new life over trashing them, I can’t argue. From Creative Book Art, by Clare Young’s, 2022 Birdcage cards You will need: Cover from an old book, preferably with pretty decoration or lettering Several pages…

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Protecting Your Collage

As I’ve read and learned, I’ve become braver about some of my creative work. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t need some help still! Protecting Your Collage Shared from Creative Collage by Marie Browning, 2008 Acrylic Varnish On painted surfaces, apply two or three coats of acrylic varnish to protect and beautify the finish. Acrylic varnishes…

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