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Michael Archer might not have been able to save Ben Carstairs, but he vowed to carry out Ben’s dying wish...
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In the 1870s American West, Michael Archer, wracked by guilt over having killed once again, embarks on a mission to clear the name of a man wrongly executed for murder...
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The past has a way of catching up with you... Michael and Rachel have everything to look forward to and no reason to look back, or so they thought. In the midst of the newlyweds' trials and triumphs...
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When God Changes Our Plans

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Several years ago, I had a plan, and I was living it out. I planned to work my second career for a Christian ministry until I retired and then enjoy a life of leisure. I was also writing as a side gig. Even I knew better than to quit my …

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10 Rules for a Happy Life Part 2

Today, I am proud to present the conclusion of the article from Dave Willis of Marriage Today. His article discusses ten rules for a happy life. I pray it blesses you as much as it blessed me. 10 Rules for a Happy Life Part 1 Be an encourager; not a …

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Ten Rules for a Happy Life Part 1

Today, I am excited to present the first part of an article from Dave Willis of Marriage Today. His article discusses ten rules for a happy life. The first 3 are in this blog. The rest will be posted next week. I pray they bless you as much as they …

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Is Money Dangerous?

“One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give, and so fail to realize your need for God. If everything seems to come simply by signing checks, you may forget that you are at …

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Seizing the Day

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Are you like me? Does every day start with a list of things that have to be done? Many people can get through their day with a mental checklist. I’m not one of them. I need my written list. After it’s written, it needs to be prioritized. And then stuff …

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Why We Need a First Draft

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If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I view the first draft of a work as crucial. My emphasis on the first draft is intentional. Rarely, if ever, is a first draft sufficient for our purpose. I’ve even learned to review my emails before I hit send. …

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Depending on Your Own Understanding

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Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Over the last couple of years, I spent a large amount of time working on a novel. The …

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Vision for the Future

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Proverbs 28:19 (NLT)  ‘When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.’ Another word for divine guidance is vision. The King James Version says, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, he is happy.’ For …

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What Legacy Are We Leaving?

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Often when we think of legacy, it’s in terms of what are we leaving behind us materially. We can’t take it with us. We never see a hearse followed by an armored car filled with gold. We wonder are we leaving enough to support our families. Or are we burdening …

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Stewardship Comes with Responsibility

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When most of us hear the word stewardship, we often think of increase. Luke 19 tells us of a servant who was put in charge of a certain amount of silver. When the king returned and asked for an accounting, this servant reported, “I invested your money and made ten …

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