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Barbara Lighthizer

Articles by: Barbara Lighthizer

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Internet Relationships: Caution!

The internet has brought us a lot of advantages, but we need to be careful when we enter…

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Witnessing to Our Families

“It’s so hard for me to talk about the Lord to my family members who are nonbelievers,” said…

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God’s Garden

Timmy looked over at his mom who was raking the larger garden section smooth. “What do you think,…

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God’s Garden

“Can we start right now?” asked Tim. “I know I can do a great job, and my corn…

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God’s Garden

Timmy threw a stick across the back yard and laughed as the German Shepherd scurried to retrieve it.…

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God’s Plan – Not Mine

Something was wrong! My body moved toward the kitchen, but my mind seemed to be in a dream.…

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Are We Preparing Our Teenagers?

In their ongoing National Study of Youth and Religion, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found…

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Are Traditions Important to You

As I research my family history, I wonder about my ancestors’ traditions. Which ones, if any, were continued…

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Allowing God to Lead Your Children

“Take your hands off the steering wheel and let the Lord drive,” my pastor told me as I…

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God is Never Late

“I don’t know how much longer I can work at the bank, Mom,” said Jess. “The salary will…

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How to Short-Circuit Depression

Depression and extreme sadness plague many of us from time to time and can temporarily cripple our lives.…

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Reflecting the Love of Jesus

Two friends and I made a week-long trip to do family research. We all believe in Jesus and…

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Personalizing Our Prayers

“Save my children, dear Lord,” prayed Liz, weeping. “Sharon and Kent have turned away from You and no…

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Have You Cleaned Behind Your Ears?

“Why must I wash behind my ears? That’s what I want to know. Why can’t I just wash…

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Feeding Our Brains

The hall exploded with teenagers rushing to their lockers as the 3:30 bell rang. Jan grabbed her books,…

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Desensitized to the Word of God

Do you sit in church and only half-listen to the pastor’s sermon? When the altar call is made…

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Coffee with Jesus

Whenever I visited my mother in Denver many years ago, I always looked forward to her tradition of…

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Break the Grip of Fear

Fear has many faces and none of them are good. We all experience the emotion of fear at…

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When Your World Falls Apart

“Portland Suicides Spike! Nearly twice as many people have died by or attempted suicide in Portland’s downtown and…

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The Autumn of Life

Since God designed the seasons of the year, it is easy to see Him as an artist, painting…

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Directions, Please

The Bible tells us of a shepherd boy, David, whom God chose to be king of Israel. David…

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One Step at a Time

When I received the telephone call that my ninety-two-year-old mother had almost died, I knew it was time…

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Divorced – The Last Goodbye

Mom, the news about Dad isn’t good, said Jerry. Sharon braced herself against the kitchen cabinets and closed…

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The Brave Queen

Romance, drama, and excitement surrounded Queen Esther’s life. Her story is almost like that of Cinderella, in which…

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Etched in Stone

Researching family history has been a hobby of mine for many years. It surprised my children when they…

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The Power of Words

I once heard a radio preacher say that the most ferocious monster in the world has his den…

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