• GIVE ME JESUS: The Peace Which Transcends Understanding

    Several Sundays ago, my “forever” pastor*, Bob Myers (http://www.covenant-church.org/) preached on the difference between a metaphor often quoted to the dying (Make peace with dying), and Jesus Himself, the author and enabler of our peace. Bob questioned...

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  • Moving Through The Path of Pain

    By Sylvia Henderson – “Is it okay that I still feel upset even though that event is in the past, no longer present in my life?  After all this time, I shouldn’t still be feeling this pain...

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  • Carly Shetland and Autumn

    It’s been a week or three of remembering to breath; autumn is in the air, temps are falling, humidity is falling, leaves are starting to turn. Yep, autumn is on the way, although, to be sure, there...

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  • Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?

    We all feel so much sorrow over the terrible tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado, and we send our prayers to those personally affected by it. So many lives were lost, and many more lives will...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Life Like Water, Stepping on Shadows

    Once the wintery mix stopped, it began raining and it’s rained and rained and rained and…it’s still raining. We’ve had a few hours of sunshine in the last couple of weeks but, at the moment, can’t really...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Plan B

    As a former florist, I assisted with thousands of wedding plans. Three brides still I hold a special place in my heart. The first called the shop on a quiet mid-week afternoon. The young woman asked if was possible to have a...

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  • Discipline

    Discipline is a challenging word when your life changes in a blink of an eye. My mother lived with us for four years and even prior to that I spoke to her just about every single day...

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  • 5 Months…but who’s counting…

    Here we are, in the tropics of Alaska, also known as Barrow. When we were packing for this trip, I told Dave, “Honey, you need to take a jacket or sweater.” He barely glanced my direction. “Oh...

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  • The Grass Is Slowly Growing, My Mother Is Slowly…

    This past weekend my mother entered hospice care. Her dementia has progressed to such a degree, that she is having difficulty communicating and eating. After making all the arrangements with the hospice nurse, I walked outside to...

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  • Grief Unadorned

    “Good grief!” (no pun intended) I can hear you saying. Is she going to ratchet on again about grief? Well, yeah so if you don’t want to read this post, now would be a really, really good...

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  • Becoming Visible

    By Heidi McLaughlin – I could hardly breathe. The memories in the house were chocking me. I had to get out. Only twenty-four short days ago my husband had walked out of the house and said “Honey,...

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  • New Ways to Think About Grief

    Someone you love dies, or develops a chronic illness, or becomes gravely ill. The man or woman in your life betrays you with another lover. You become unemployed and subsequently lose your home. The emotional result of...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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