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We Canned a LOT of Applesauce…

We have 3 growing boys and they love applesauce. So does their daddy. So when we get apples for saucing… we buy them by the BIN! That’s 900 pounds roughly. Now we share that with another family but still… When our apple saucing day was done this year, we had 304 quarts in jars and…

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Why Join Marriage Conversion Webcast?

Why should you consider joining this live streamed event? Seminar attendees, Jerry and Toni Nickells share their reasons in this short video. Take a look, then go to http://www.marriageconversionuniversi… to learn more. The Marriage Conversion Webcast is streaming live online November 4 & 5, 2016.

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The Biggest Threat to Your Marriage…

Many of you know that I serve as a radio chaplain with a Christian station here in Spokane Washington near where we live. Each week I share a short thought for our listeners to consider. Recently a listener contacted me asking to have a copy of the latest spot I did on marriage. I was…

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Why Your Family Is Richer With a Garden

Great tasting produce is only the beginning of what your family gets from a garden. Whether your garden is a patio planter or a chunk of earth in the back yard – you can reap many rewards from having one. Richie recently took the camera into our garden to talk about the real value we find…

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God Speaks in Nature

Ever had a season of life that was difficult and you craved clarity, peace, understanding? Are you there right now? If you’ve followed us online for long or been to one of our live events, then you know how important Richie’s time with God in nature is. Recently Richie took the video camera along on…

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A Holy Grief For Christmas…

My brother and I were hashing Christmas plans a few days ago, discussing various needs and desires in light of each others’ current circumstances. As we both admitted our weariness, he said something that struck me as profound. “Well, it is Advent… The season of longing.” I have a lot of longings this Advent. I…

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What We’ve Been Doing For Marriage This Year…

Christmas greetings from our family to yours. It’s a special time of year when many think about the meaning of a Baby born in Bethlehem so long ago. That baby’s birth means new life to all who will receive it. That’s what our ministry to marriages is all about – New Life and HOPE. It’s…

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5 Steps To Drama-Free Holidays

When Richie and I joined our families in marriage, we began a tradition of “The Holiday Circuit.” Between us we had 5 (yes, 5!) parental units and 5 sets of grandparents. Since the multitude was created through divorce, no one would share space with anyone else so we felt that it was our job to…

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Why I Left…

Leaving can be tough… it sure was for me. But, sometimes there are good reasons for leaving. Click the video link below to hear mine.  What has leaving meant to you? Comment below.

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Why the Bomb Squad Came to our House… and what it means to YOUR Marriage

It started out small enough… The old farm house we live in has a space under it that is something between a root cellar and a basement. Mainly, it served as a comfortable home for spiders and rodents. This particular day, I had decided to reclaim this space and make it my own. As I…

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