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Building Strong Bodies 12 Ways
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Psalm 73:26: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"  Wonder Bread builds strong bodies 12 ways! Myself, along with many other babyboomers, remember that television commercial and how kids wanted their moms to buy Wonder Bread!  What great advertising! And it proved to be a gr...
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Keep Steady During Times of Worry
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken". "In this verse, the psalmist David encourages people to rely on God to carry their burdens and keep them steady during times of worry." With Father's Day just celebrated, I'd like to tell this little story similar to Dr. David Jeremia...
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Less is More
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday 17, 2024How I love it when summer mornings start out cooler.  One can peacefully enjoy the porch with solitude and a piping hot cup of coffee.This year I have a few less flowers and have replaced several chairs with a small round table and four chairs. Makes it perfect for having lunch on the porch. Also it provides a space to color and...
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It's Beyond Our Thoughts Now...
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
 sample of colored page in our first book Proverbs 16:3 - "Commit your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established." Yes! Thank you, Lord! Lynn and I are working on our second coloring book and devotion.  Unlike our previous book, I am formatting the book myself without help from anyone. This is my firs...
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Keep Tending the Garden
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Acts 14:17 “He did good and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” . Gardening takes time and effort.  Left to themselves my husband says you end up growing an unwanted plant, in other words...a weed. The fruits of your effort though are always great to share. Larry's favorite frui...
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Memorial Day
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, May 27, 2024  Psalm 135:13 “Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever, and Thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.”    In the late 1860’s following the Civil War, Memorial Day also known as Decoration Day, was organized by a group of once enslaved people from Charleston, South Carolina.  On May 5, 1866,...
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Best Meatloaf for Two
Carolyn Hayes
Life
 Ecclesiastes 9:7 "Go, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, because it is now that God favors your works." When putting together my prayer board (pages), I even pray about what Pat and I should eat, meals for two. I realize all the meals I make are not always healthy but I want them to be good. Pat's a...
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Prayer and Kind Ways
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, April 29, 2024 Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”Nothing like a good cup of coffee in one hand, a pleasant breeze with sunshine, and a life lived to be kind to others. Often we serve God in what seems like the little things. God always has a plan. We must pray ...
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Warm Welcome
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, January 22, 2024I Peter 1:9 TLB. “Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay for the night.”Sometimes just a cup of coffee and a listening ear is all the hospitality a person needs. 
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A Woman, A Homemaker
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ESV
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Faith in God and Love of Family
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, April 15, 2024Joshua 24:15b “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”             Hosting and showing hospitality to family was the focus of our weekend by celebrating April birthdays and touring the National Air Force Museum. Highlights included a German Chocolate...
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Home of the Brave
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, March 4, 2023Deuteronomy 4:7 “For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on Him?” I was drinking my coffee and reviewing news happenings for the day and I heard an outstanding performance of the National Anthem!Sunday this great nation set aside a National Anthem day.  &...
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Making Time for Others
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, February 26, 2024Join me for a cup of coffee and conversation about the importance of sharing hospitality with others.  The Ulitimate Host is the Savior and lately my focus has been on this bible study by Sue Moore Donaldson.     One thing that has grabbed my attention is understanding the Bible’s criteria for ...
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Coffee and a Slice of Pie
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, January 29, 2024 Savoring a good cup of coffee while contemplating what to write. It's been said that, "There are two moments in life, those you miss and those you seize." Do you have the gift of hospitality? The Bible study "Hospitality 101 Lessons from the Ultimate Host" suggests hospitality is something one can learn and improve on if wi...
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A Dog in Waiting
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Cain is a dog in waiting, waiting for his forever home. His life is waiting until that forever home is found. Currently, he is confused and unsure of his surroundings at a local dog kennel. Glad he was taken out of there today. It was just too noisy for him. You see, C...
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Coffee and a Good Story
Lynn Berna
Devotions
Monday, November 20, 2023Colossians 2:7b TLB "Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done."           Growing up Thanksgiving at our house was a formal dining experience. It was complete with china, an oblong, clear glass dining room table, and Czechoslovakian crystal ...
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The Beginning: A Vision Board Worthy
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Psalms 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.” In a few Hallmark movies, they featured a “memory board” or “vision board”. A couple movies I remember watching were: “A Christmas Detour” and “Love by Design”. Each leading woman had a vision board seeking direction in complet...
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Cure for Worry Warts
Lynn Berna
Devotions
October 30, 2023 I Peter 5:7 NIV “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”(Going to church helps to cure Worry Warts! Monster booth at church this weekend)  Knowing God has provided for our cares in the past helps us to trust Him in a present difficult situation. A good cup of coffee isn’t realized until you drink it. And i...
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Accessorize Life
Carolyn Hayes
Devotions
Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting: but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”Isn’t it true that some women seem to have it all, no matter what their age? They got style, beauty, grace, and a gift for knowing what looks good whether it’s clothing or interior design for the home. She’s got it together. Well, my friends...
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She Taught Me So Much
Lynn Berna
Reflection
Saturday, May 13, 2023  I loved my mom so much! She decorated our home beautifully and always provided us with a good meal.  For many years my parents took the family to Norris lake. After I had grown up and married, times of vacation each year at the lake continued.  Good meals, games, laughter, and boating filled over forty ye...
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