Sally’s Blog

GOD’S LOVING DISCIPLINE

The Bible tells us God disciplines those whom He loves. Like the deer family told below, we too need training in obedience sometimes. We’re better off accepting God’s training than pulling against it. We can trust that He wants the best for us because of His great love.   ETERNAL PERSPECTIVES            By Sally Bair Family…

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HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR NAME?

Is your reputation so good that when people hear it they smile? If only it were so with all of us. Unfortunately, many people hear the name Christ, or Christian, and ridicule it. His Name is worth defending, however, and the best way to defend it is through our own character.   Eternal Perspectives            by…

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SALLY’S SAMPLER: ALL ABOUT AGE BY SALLY BAIR

A friend called me the other day and asked me to check out a recent obit in the weekly newspaper. She wanted to know when a certain funeral was scheduled to take place but couldn’t remember the name of the deceased. I checked the latest issue, which contained numerous obits. One by one, I read…

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THE DANGERS OF BECOMING LIKE A PACK RAT

As we grow older, many of us try to whittle down on our possessions. After all, we tell ourselves, we can’t take them with us when we die. While on earth, Jesus didn’t have to do that. He had no earthly possessions and He knew that one day He would be with His Father again,…

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NATURE NUGGETS: A BIRTHDAY SNOWSTORM BY SALLY BAIR

My twin sister, Sandy, and I share a December birthday but since high school have rarely celebrated the day together. In 1995 we decided it was way past time and we chose the week of December 3, the week we’d turn 59. Sandy, living in southern Michigan, and I in northwest Wisconsin, decided to meet…

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SCRAPING ICE IS NOT EASY WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Chisel, scrape, push, scrape—a never ending task in our northern winters. Sometimes the ice slides off like butter, other times it takes time and lots of muscle and effort to clear the car windows. At such times, I remember with fondness our former garage. How is it at your house or workplace?   Eternal Perspectives              …

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GIVE GOD CREDIT

ETERNAL PERSPECTIVES       by Sally Bair Credit Where Credit is Due As a writer I know the importance in giving credit where credit is due. If I didn’t, I would face a charge of plagiarism. In all other areas, stealing credit for something someone else has said, written or done, is unethical. During the time of…

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SALLY’S SAMPLER- A New Year’s Challenge by Sally Bair

The New Year has rushed in like a torrent. Am I ready for it? Are you? Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet? Taken stock of the past year to see where you improved on or succeeded (or, heaven help us, failed) some of your goals? I’m here to share that I’ve done some…

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WHAT DO YOU RESOLVE TO DO IN 2019?

New Year’s resolutions have little to show for themselves, if we consider the failures most of us have experienced in trying to keep them. But when we make them prayerfully and depend on the Lord to see us through, the success rate can go through the roof. Let’s count on Him to give us victory.…

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SALLY’S SAMPLER: A Sampler of Quilts by Sally Bair

After I married Don Bair, I had time to pursue hobbies that had interested me. I tried knitting.Embroidery. Calligraphy. And crafting natural objects such as dried leaves,pods, and seeds into attractive pieces of art. If wasn’t until my sister-in-law introduced me to the art of quilting that I set aside all other hobbies for my…

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