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Thanksgiving Isn’t Just a Holiday

Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday, it is an expression of gratitude. It’s not just something we do, it’s who we are to be. It is a word that shapes character, reveals the heart and colors our every word and action. In all our conduct, we either display a spirit of joyful thanksgiving or discontented grumbling. … Continue Reading →

Water and the Word

As each year ticks by, I am learning that I can’t eat the way I used to. Apparently, a diet that consists largely of carbs and dessert is not only not the healthiest but tends to make for tight clothes. I guess there are some that intentionally buy clothes that are tight, but that has… Continue Reading →

The Oil of Sacrifice

“You always have the poor with you, and you can do good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me. She has done what she could….” Mark 14:7-8a You are probably familiar with the setting in which Jesus spoke these words. While Jesus was reclining at the table of the home… Continue Reading →

Safe in His Arms

It happened. Covid is no longer a stranger to the Pichura Family. I certainly wouldn’t call it a friend, though. Normally, I seek to be hospitable but I’d much rather kick Covid to the curb. But, alas, it’s here to stay for more days than I’d prefer. We are now part of the statistics. We… Continue Reading →

Dying in Color

It’s a strange world here in South Dakota. One month from our last day of summer, we had our first snowstorm. And, just like that, we seem to have closed the door on fall, as well. I am thankful for the month of autumn we had, though. Watching a tree’s leaves change color really is… Continue Reading →

Suffering’s Solution

I was in the middle of reading Leviticus. I was in the middle of all the commands about bodily fluids. Yep, you know what I am talking about. It’s kinda gross, kinda gritty, and kinda awkward; but it also shows the incredible care of God to address every issue possible. It shows His desire for… Continue Reading →

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