Sally’s Blog

NATURE NUGGETS: THE POWER OF WATER BY SALLY BAIR

Now that the worst of our Midwest storms have gone (hopefully), we can look forward to a warmer, more comforting season. This time of year makes me think of warmer times, and today I’m reminiscing about a trip my husband, Don, and I took to British Columbia. The Power of Water   Our friends from…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Our past, and that of our family and ancestors, can make us feel either proud or ashamed, depending on their deeds, background or reputation. With God, our past doesn’t matter. He sees us as we are today. What a blessing! Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Past, present and future  My mom researched both her parents’…

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LOVE IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR

In today’s society, we often use the term “love” loosely and without thought. But the word has several meanings, of which we need to be aware. I offer you three. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair Love Valentine’s Day may be over, but love never ends. And in the Bible, it has several forms. Eros, a…

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SURRENDERING TO GOD IS A GOOD THING

Many of us are prisoners of something or someone, whether it is a family member, an illness, or a problem we don’t know how to solve. But God is able to free us. All we need to do is ask in faith. Eternal perspectives      by Sally Bair Surrender When I was young, during the Second…

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SALLY’S SAMPLER: EVANGELISM BLUES BY SALLY BAIR

  A few years ago I took to heart Jesus’ words to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations …” (Matthew 28:19) a friend and I signed up for a two-week mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico, with a group of 30 young people and three other chaperones. The sponsoring church in Saltillo was…

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THE CYCLES OF LIFE

Beginnings and endings fascinate me. Being a writer, whether of fiction or truth, I learned that a good beginning also demands a good ending. We probably all can recall reading stories that didn’t satisfy us because of a slow or poorly-written beginning, or an ending that gave no emotional satisfaction. A strong, sturdy beginning with…

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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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