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7 Reasons to Go on a Mission Trip

Have you been on a mission trip? Have you ever thought about how you will serve the God of the Universe? I was recently blessed with an amazing opportunity to join a mission trip through a local church in Decatur, Illinois. We served in Cincinnati, Ohio. Serving was an experience unlike anything I’ve ever done. Everything […]

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Thankful for Mom

Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Mom

Today is my mom’s birthday and I just wanted to publicly acknowledge that she’s the best mom and a true lifesaver. Literally a lifesaver. In high school, my mom became a lifeguard at a local pool. But check this out: when I became a lifeguard in high school, she lifeguarded with me at White Water […]

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birthstones

Birthstones: History and Evolution from Biblical Times to Present

Birthstones make great jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduation, or in my case, a push present. Have you ever wondered, “Where did the idea of birthstones come from? What’s the history of birthstones?” We’ll discuss these topics and more. The association of gemstones with months may have first been observed by Flavius Josephus, a […]

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Expectant father

5 Worries of an Expectant Father

As an expectant mother, my wife is currently concerned about “nesting,” washing new baby clothes with special baby detergent, designing a baby room, asking me to assemble impossible baby swings. Some might think I have it easy, but my thoughts are already in the future. Today, I’m going to discuss a few things an expectant father […]

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