Title Page of the New Testament

On Good Friday, April 18 at 8 PM Please join me for Calder Baptist’s – Beaumont, Texas 1005 N. Eleventh Street Service of Darkness Every year our pastor, Jim Fuller, Ph.D., presents a monologue from a character’s viewpoint of the crucifixion. It is truly one of the most meaningful Christian services I’ve ever attended. It […]

Title Page of the New Testament

Maundy Thursday Anticipation of a New Day   Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.[2] Has […]

Linda Newton siting in white rocker holding a cup

A Guest Post From Linda Newton Here is a powerful letter I received from a very articulate woman after she viewed our “Forgive and Forget?” video from Answers From Mom and Dad.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u4B0gGbhxI Her comments are amazing and insightful, not to mention very helpful. Thanks, Nancy, for sharing this. Hello Linda, I was blessed to attend a retreat […]

Hosana against green background and palm leaves

They took palm branches and went out to meet him shouting, “Hosana!” John 12:13 NIV. This Sunday is Palm Sunday for Christians the world over. Children will carry palm branches down church aisles commemorating the palms that were laid at the feet of Christ as he entered the city prior to his crucifixion. Easter is […]

Sisters in Kenya

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? This week we acknowledged the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Why is it necessary that we have  an Act? Because we can’t all get along. We remain judgmental, prejudicial, and downright mean even 2000 years after we were taught by the Greatest Teacher who ever lived […]

Nutrition matters picture with food shaped like a heart

Planning by Personality Type Ever wonder why you just can’t seem to stay organized, make a menu, and follow it?  Maybe your personality type is getting in the way. Learn from professional speaker, Gail Showalter, how to assess your personality type and use your strengths to your advantage.  Kelli Worley, nutritionist, will then teach you […]

Schnaizer in chair on green blanket

His Presence  by Laurie Harris   I walked into the room and said There you are my sweet sweetie and adorable you. I was talking to my little chocolate companion Malia, my four-year-old schnauzer That’s right, I talk to my do . . . smile . . . don’t you?   Her presence brings me […]

Laurie's Pear Tree blossoms

Spring is God’s way of saying, “One more time.” – Robert Orben

Man looking over woman's shoulder; neither is happy

Don’t Be Stupid Related posts: Making Plans & Right Choices   Woman do make decisions under the influence of men. Be careful. Pay attention. Make decisions based on time, experience, prayer, and good judgement. A Silly Joke: A man said to his girlfriend one day, “I don’t know how you
 can be so stupid and […]

Beauty & the Beast dancing

Beauty & the Beast Gail Cawley Showalter I love Disney as much as the other girl. I played with Barbie’s. I dressed up like a bride and had “weddings” in the backyard as a child. I daydreamed like most girls do. As a grandmother now, however, I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve carried this fairy […]


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