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Jonathan C Dow

Back to the Recipe

When my children come home for a weekend, I often make pancakes on Saturday morning. I usually double the recipe to ensure we have plenty, including an extra one for the dog who faithfully waits by the griddle in hopeful expectation.

Over the years, it has been my practice to assemble all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet . . .

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June 06, 2016

A Dining Room Experience

A Sample Devotional from "31 Days of Encouragement"

When we were first married, my wife and I decided to set the table with a fancy wedding gift we received. This beautiful set of six crystal goblets was stored in a specially made carton in our dining room. When I pulled the carton from the shelf, the bottom dropped out and all six goblets shattered on the dining room floor. The long and . . .

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May 13, 2016

A Faucet Lesson

“For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord”  [Habakkuk 2:14 NLT]

One of the cries of my heart is that God would reveal and demonstrate His glory in and through me. As I interact with people, I want them to become aware of the glory of the Lord. Why? . . .

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May 01, 2016

Lakeside

A Reflective Instrumental CD

As you read about the life of Jesus in the Gospels, you discover that a lot of transformational ministry takes place lakeside. Here, the captive were freed, the sick were healed, and the hungry were fed. That is the heart behind the instrumental CD, Lakeside.

This home-made keyboard insLakeside CDtrumental project features seven 10 minute segments of . . .

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April 28, 2016

How Is It With Your Soul?

Just before leaving for church on Easter Sunday morning, I grabbed my dress shoes from the closet. Looking them over to see how scuffed up they were, I noticed that there was a stone wedged in the sole of one of my shoes.

Carefully working to remove this stone in my sole, a not so humorous pun came to mind. I began to think about how easily a . . .

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April 01, 2016

Can You Give Me a Lift?

Stir-crazy after a significant snowfall kept us home-bound for two days, I decided to venture out to uncover our cars. Clearing a path from the porch to the driveway, I then began to push the snow off the cars and shovel it into the yard. While I worked my way to the street, my wife alerted me to the fact that our dog, Sophie, was peering . . .

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March 03, 2016

Mystery Ingredients

One of the TV shows my family enjoys watching is called “Chopped.” This cooking competition features four chefs who each must prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. At the beginning of each course, the chefs are presented with a basket of three "mystery ingredients" that must be included. The additional twist in the show is that . . .

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February 09, 2016

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