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Posts by Diane Karchner

God’s Power in Words

God's Word is Alive and Active

I have never been much of a Bible verse memorizer. My Bible awareness had an ‘it’s in there‘ approach. I could find ‘the biggies’ easily in my Bible because I had underlined and starred and arrowed them, but I could not quote my God. I could not pour His word-for-word truth into another, or into…

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Below the Stillness

It is zero degrees this morning here in the Northeast US. Zero. The cold wave continues another week. There is no frost on my car windows as there is no moisture in the air. It is just bitter cold. It takes forever for my car to warm up enough to take my mittens off. But…

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The Banishment of Uncertainty

I have been uncertain a bazillion times in my life. I’ve been uncertain about my husband’s love for me, about my need to eat vegetables, about whether my mom would live until Christmas, about whether I was capable of writing a book. I’ve been uncertain – shaky, even – of important things, of things that…

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The Gospel According to Marvin Gaye

Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby Ain’t nothing like the real thing. Oh honey, I got your picture hangin’ on the wall, But it can’t see or come to me when I call your name. I realize it’s just a picture inside a frame. Ooh, I read your letters when you’re not near me,…

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