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Cashing in on change

Cashing in on change

Maria Fontaine

I’ve heard and read many encouraging stories about the positive aspects of people’s experiences embracing the changes that come with aging. Well, now it’s my turn! I’m di... »

Now and forever

Now and forever

Maria Fontaine

As the New Year begins, many people are looking ahead with a measure of trepidation to what lies ahead for them and their families and friends, as well as for the world i... »

Christmas reflections

Christmas reflections

Maria Fontaine

I recently had some time to relax in quiet solitude, and I decided to spend it sitting in front of our small manger scene. I lit some candles and one small lamp and liste... »

Making a masterpiece

Making a masterpiece

Maria Fontaine

When the life of a follower of Jesus is lived as Jesus intended it to be, it becomes a thing of beauty. Being a Christian and having a relationship with God should be som... »

The birthday mix-up

The birthday mix-up

Maria Fontaine

It was my birthday and I was returning a phone call from one of my relatives, but to my surprise, I didn’t recognize the voice that answered. The woman on the other end s... »

No favorites

No favorites

Maria Fontaine

If I were to ask you to describe Jesus’ ministry to people, what would you say? It’s an important question, because He’s called us to be His representatives in this world... »

The superhero within

The superhero within

Maria Fontaine

Have you ever experienced some particular problem or pain that surprised you by how debilitating it was? Perhaps it was a sore toe or an earache that outwardly seemed sma... »

Faith in times of crisis

Faith in times of crisis

Maria Fontaine

No matter how devastating, irreversible, or hopeless things seem when you’re facing a major setback or a life-threatening situation, you can choose to continue to activel... »

Hope in hard times

Hope in hard times

Maria Fontaine

Life is hard, there’s no question about it. But there is someone you can talk with when decisions seem too hard to make. There is someone you can run to when your heart i... »

Goodbye past, hello future

Goodbye past, hello future

Maria Fontaine

Our future isn’t limited by our past. No matter what point we’re at now, the future is still as bright as God’s promises. If you’re not where you want to be, there’s time... »

Manger beginnings

Manger beginnings

Maria Fontaine

There are many things we can celebrate at Christmas, the most essential being the gift of our relationship with God through His Son, Jesus. To paraphrase a beautiful prom... »