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LeAnn Dilbeck

October, 2013

  • 19 October

    Don’t Go It Alone

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Everywhere you turn these days, it seems there is such negativity. Whether it’s disappointment in the government, uncertainty at work, which leads to anxiety about finances, the challenges of raising children and/or grandchildren…it’s easy to get consumed by a world full of nay-sayers or dooms-dayers. How do we defend ourselves against such negativity? How do we ...

  • 11 October

    Roots and Wings

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Almost every single piece of media you pick up over the last week has some reference to “shut-down.” Thousands of lives have been directly impacted by our government’s actions, or lack thereof, and that number will continue to grow as the effects trickle on down. Everyone has an opinion on the motivation for the action or ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    The High Cost of Pride

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve heard most of my life the phrase of “taking pride in what you do,” but the older I get the more I realize that pride is the root of so many behaviors that are very unbecoming to Christians. Pride feeds self. It feeds the flesh…and the cost can be great in many aspects of our ...

  • 24 September

    Great Productions

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I was very entertained, but for very different reasons, watching part of a movie over the weekend that I had just loved when I was a teenager. Now 20 (ahem) plus years later, I am so amused at how “Hollywoodized” it made life seem! While it may be entertaining to watch and offer a vacation from ...

  • 16 September


    BY LEANN DILBECK Someone had recently posted an audio recording from 1965 of Paul Harvey that was quite profound…especially for the year he recorded it. The transcript read: “If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree—Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d ...

  • 10 September

    Evil flourishes when good men do nothing…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – As I begin writing this week’s column, the country stands at the edge of yet another war in the Middle East and we are just two days from the 9/11 anniversary…a day I, and many others, I know will never forget…a day that has changed the lives of a generation that has served our nation…a day ...

  • 4 September

    Happily Ever After

    BY LEANN DILBECK –  This weekend, my husband and I will celebrate 18-years of marriage and to say we feel blessed is quite the understatement. I’ve often had people ask when I would write of “our story.” Some things in life are so incredibly special, you just want to keep them for yourself and private but, lately, I’ve seen constant ...

August, 2013

  • 25 August

    A Disposable Society

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Disposable has become, not only an all too frequent term used in today’s society, but sadly, may be becoming a reflection of our society as a whole. Defined as “designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up,” that has been, in many cases, sold as an added convenience to Americans ...

  • 20 August

    Back to School

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Students returned to school and many to college this week. School supplies and clothes have been bought, backpacks are stuffed, lunch boxes are packed or lunch money sent…we, as parents, do everything possible to equip our children as they take off for a full 8-hour day. Evenings will begin to fill up with various after-school practices ...

  • 11 August

    Different Strokes

    BY LEANN DILBECK – “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
wonderful are Your works,
 and my soul knows it very well” from Psalms 139:14 is a scripture that I wish I could inscribe on every child’s heart. If every child could grow up with the security of knowing that God does not make ...