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Pearls by Debby

Come Enjoy the Good Life in Kansas.

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      Imagine my surprise when it was announced by the local media that our little town was on the Bloomberg's Business Week list of best places to raise a family. It ranked #1 in Kansas and #6 in the United States!

Belle Plaine, Kansas
Population:                                            1600+
Median age:                        ...

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Mary and Joseph

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 Have you ever considered what Jesus' earth parents had to go through to participate in the Eternal one's plan? After all, God could have chosen a different way to bring him into the world, but instead he chose normal human beings who had faith. But their faith was tested! Just contemplate the ridicule and disdain Mary must have endured as others came to know of her 'condition'. Even her betrothed, Joseph, had to question her virtue and commitment to purity! After all, who ever heard of a woman becoming pregnant by God, that sounds like an incredible 'excuse' then and now. But...

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Since college, we felt called to open the door to the Light. We were able to serve Him in bus ministry, youth ministry, and finally family ministry full time from one coast (Alaska) to the other (Boston) and many points in between. Despite our imperfections, God used us and the harvest was sweet. Seeing the transforming power of the Gospel remove the chains of sin and free people to walk with the Lord is truly one the greatest blessings we have received.

When we first arrived in our final full time ministry, we were just a young family of 3. With...

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Don't Swallow Satan's Lie about Forgiveness

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 This is a response to a blog I read this morning that I wanted to share with you:

As Christians, we can walk with Him and still have deep wounds within. Childhood hurts had been buried in my heart which affected my marriage and my relationships with my parents. I had always thought ‘if they don’t ask for forgiveness, God did not expect me to forgive”. You see, I treated them with kindness what more did God want? After all, only Jesus forgave them because they didn’t know what they were doing, right? WRONG!

I think one of the hardest...

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BLESSINGS

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If you read our "ABOUT" page, you know I referred to God's goodness as we committed to raise our children to love the Lord and give up full time ministry for a time. To be honest, we struggled long and hard when our hearts desire to serve was removed. But God is gracious and continues to bless even when we aren't as grateful as we should be.

 Here is just a bit of the blessings, He showered upon our kids during the lean years:  One son was a Presidential Classroom scholar, a United States Senate Youth Program scholar, University of Virginia grad,...

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