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Filling Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes

So, where do you get stuff to fill Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes?  Especially if you are on a budget?  Well, here are some of my ideas. 1.  Parades – At parades you can get all sorts of items for … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child – introduction

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry, through Samaritans Purse.  Each year, leading up to Christmas, they ask folks to fill a traditional sized shoe box with items for a child within a certain age range.   Items to include would … Continue reading

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“A Home for Lydia” – Vannetta Chapman

Friday I finished the book “A Home for Lydia” by Vannetta Chapman. I am a member of Vannetta’s street team, but will still give this book an honest review. One of the things I first enjoyed about this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Material Witness” by Vannetta Chapman

“Material Witness” by Vannetta Chapman says “A Shipshewana Amish Mystery” on the cover. When I first picked up the book I could not believe that Amish and murder in the same story made much sense. Ms. Chapman hooked me quickly. … Continue reading

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Amish Buggy on a Fall Day

I took this picture on a fall day in Michigan.

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