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Do You Give in Order To Receive?

If you’re like me, you might have felt (more than) a little bit insulted at such a question — or at least you would have been if it were posed to you by someone you know personally. I would have felt the same way a year or two ago, but God used a seemingly small scenario to probe my heart and show me how selfish I’d been in my giving. Maybe He can use my story to “stir up” even better works of … Continue

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The Value of Using Ipe Wood for Dock Repair

When boats come out of the water for the season and the weather turns colder, the time comes to fix up docks for the season. Boards come loose and warp, scratches and holes develop, and the overall wear and tear of the outdoors shows on the docks. When it’s time to assess the level of work on the docks, sometimes you can get away with just replacing a few boards. However, eventually you reach the … Continue

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Obesity & Orthopedic Surgery: Cumbersome Combination

As the next year with its fresh batch of New Year’s Resolutions looms large, so does America’s obesity epidemic with more than one of every 3 American adults tipping the scales into the “obese” category. If heightened risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes aren’t enough to motivate you to shed those extra pounds, perhaps that pain in the butt (or back or knees or shoulders) will. Excess … Continue

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Freshman Year: Full of New Experiences

For the first time, you will be away from your parents’ rules. You will have your own place to call home. For the first time, you will be away from your high school friends and any drama or pressure they may cause to your life. For the first time, you will leave your comfort zone and experience a new world; a world with new beginnings and new experiences. For the first time, you will be … Continue

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ipe decking for boardwalk

The Value of Using Ipe Wood for Dock Repair

When boats come out of the water for the season and the weather turns colder, the time comes to fix up docks for the season. Boards come loose and warp, scratches and holes develop, and the overall wear and tear of the outdoors shows on the docks. When it’s time to assess the level of […]

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Electronic Giving for when Tragedies Strike

The typhoon in the Philippines. The earthquake in Haiti. In recent years, our world has been plagued with disasters that leave thousands of people in need. Charities and aid organizations, many driven by their faith in Christ, have risen to the cause of helping those people get the basic food, clean water, shelter, and clothing […]

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How Everyone Wins When You Buy Tropical Lumber

August 2014 marked one year since Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, made his highly controversial announcement to allow oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park, despite the 2006 Yasuni-ITT initiative. President Correa made this decision based upon having raised less than 1% of the $3.6 billion goal in actual deposits (closer to 10% in pledges) needed […]

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Why Bruynzeel Is the Best Marine-Grade Plywood on the Planet

At J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber, we specialize in supplying our discriminating customers with the premium lumber they need to accomplish great things. We don’t necessarily aim to be the least expensive option out there; instead, we try to be the best. After over two centuries of success, it seems our customers appreciate our quality-focused approach. […]

opening gift

Do You Give in Order To Receive?

If you’re like me, you might have felt (more than) a little bit insulted at such a question — or at least you would have been if it were posed to you by someone you know personally. I would have felt the same way a year or two ago, but God used a seemingly small […]

obesity

Obesity & Orthopedic Surgery: Cumbersome Combination

As the next year with its fresh batch of New Year’s Resolutions looms large, so does America’s obesity epidemic with more than one of every 3 American adults tipping the scales into the “obese” category. If heightened risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes aren’t enough to motivate you to shed those extra pounds, perhaps […]

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The Cure for Covetousness, Part 2

When we take our covetousness seriously, we can achieve victory over it. Evaluate Your Longings “I craved, I desired, I thought about, and arranged my life around _____.” What goes in the blank, in your life? For the author of Made to Crave, it was food. For you, it may be something else — certain […]