The Bad Report

The bad report about a friend stunned me. Without hesitation, I believed it. Anger, sadness, disappointment. All of those emotions followed me around the house as I prepared for a busy day of running errands and catching up on undone tasks. I threw my purse...

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Struggle with Me

“Please, please don’t stop praying.  I don’t know how it works but I know it’s the only reason I can face the next minute.” My friend could barely speak through her tears. Her circumstances reminded me that life turns...

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An Old Lady’s Poem

My mother-in-law's physical ailments have forced us to confront the ravages of aging as she has spent time in nursing homes after repeated falls. She is a stubborn, strong woman who refused to surrender...

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Missing Today's Treasures

Twenty-four years ago we enjoyed a fun Fourth of July with our kids, their friends and extended family. For twenty-three years July 4th was always a double celebration as we also enjoyed remembering and thanking God for...

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Lost Your Voice?

Since Chuck’s surgery on May 2, I’ve entered a world well known by millions of people who care for loved ones that often cannot care for themselves. My role as a care giver for Chuck during...

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The Waiting Room - Again

On May 2, 2017,  husband Chuck will be having brain surgery to treat hemifacial spasms that affect his sight and speech and sometimes freeze the left side of his face into a grimace. The spasms started over three years ago and have progressed...

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The Gospel Challenged Woman

"The Gospel Challenged Woman" was the name I chose for a women's class I taught a few years ago. Though I prepared studies from Ephesians 1 for the class, the study was really for me because I often live with unnecessary guilt and a sense of never being quite...

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