Nola Deffenbaugh has been married to a min­ister 38 years. Together they raised two boys and two girls, all graduating frorn college and now on their own. For 13 years, from the time her youngest started to school, until her hus­band, Jerry, decided in 1989 to begin an intentional interim ministry, Nola worked outside the home. Nola now enjoys writing, researching genealogy, counted cross-stitch, exploring new towns, and meeting new friends.

Polishing Our Jewels

The true value of a gem is measured by its hardness, color, brilliance, rarity, and demand.

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