Answering the Call

Will you answer the call?

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

It’s a familiar scene repeated often in sitcoms, cartoons, and movies. A commander summons his troops and calls for volunteers for a difficult and dangerous mission. He asks prospective volunteers to take one step forward. But instead, everyone takes one step back. Well, almost everyone. Some unfortunate character hasn’t been paying attention. …

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Flowers or Weeds

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

A wise person once said, “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds; the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.”

It expresses a profound truth: The thoughts that we dwell on – the ones that we allow to take root – shape who we are and who we will become. Eventually they will determine the choices we make and the actions we take.…

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Taking a Stand

 

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

In 1924, athlete Eric Liddell made headlines all over the world when he refused to compete in his strongest event, the 100 meters, because the qualifying heats were held on Sunday.  Liddell was a deeply committed Christian.  Like many in his day, he believed that Sunday should be set aside for worship, not worldly pursuits or pleasures. …

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Time Began in a Garden

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

“The kiss of sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth.”  —Dorothy Frances Gurney

The Bible tells us that the world began in a garden—the Garden of Eden. There God walked and talked with Man in the cool of the day.…

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