Spiced Pumpkin Cake – From Virginia’s Kitchen

I love the smell of anything pumpkin baking in my kitchen. It’s a sure sign the holidays are here! This delicious and easy pumpkin cake is great with a cup of coffee and a good book on cold rainy day. Enjoy!

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How to silence your critics for good

Babe Ruth was nearing the end of one of his last full major league games. It was the Braves versus the Reds in Cincinnati. The great Ruth was no longer as agile..

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How God wants you to see others

William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State in Woodrow Wilson’s Cabinet, was one day interviewing a man who was seeking a diplomatic post in China. Bryan was known for…

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How to have constructive confrontation

Veteran Major League Baseball umpire Bill Guthrie was working behind the plate one afternoon and the catcher for the visiting team was repeatedly protesting his calls. Guthrie endured the…

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How to love others beyond your words

Several years ago, migratory birds in the U.S. were tagged on the foot by the Department of the Interior with metal strips reading, “Wash. Biol. Surv.” for ‘Washington Biological Survey’…

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How to gain ground in the war against sin

Two hunters were out looking for game one day when they came across a giant grizzly bear. They immediately dropped their rifles and ran for cover. One climbed a tree while…

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The most effective way to deal with stress

In the break room of one particular office building in New York, an anonymous employee posted what was labeled the “Stress Diet.” Here’s what was written…

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Your Greatest Weapon Against Loneliness

If you and I are honest with ourselves, we’d have to say that at some point in our lives, we’ve experienced loneliness. Maybe it was after the death of a loved one. Or perhaps you’ve felt abandoned by a family member in your time of greatest need. This is a bleak, yet very real, situation […]

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Finding comfort in the ‘detours’ of life

In 1920, an examining board for selecting missionaries was considering a young man named Oswald Smith for foreign missionary service. One dream dominated…

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How to stay focused in the Christian life

During the many months of modeling and molding it took to create her 9-foot, 800-pound Babe Ruth in bronze, artist Susan Luery met countless experts and…

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