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    Holding on to Hope

    “I wonder where heaven is,” Dad sighed. Then after a brief pause, “What do you think it’s like? I know that I have had hope for all these years!” Dad and I sat on his patio in...

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    November 13, 2017-Talking Back to Yourself

    By Lisa Morrone, PT— Today’s Truth Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Surviving Addiction – A Mother’s Story

    By Kelli Parisian – Addiction affects each family member differently. As a mother, it was my job to protect my child; so, delivering my youngest daughter to a behavior modification program a thousand miles from home both...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Addiction: The Equal Opportunity Destroyer
    Addiction: The Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    The cross around her neck reminds her that it was God who protected her. For nearly nine years, “Jessica” (not her real name) was on the payroll for what she calls an “equal opportunity destroyer:” addiction. “I...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • This Morning, I Met a Man Who Changed My Life…Forever

    By Hala Teeny – While driving to Seaside to get coffee, I saw a man in a wheelchair on the opposite side of HWY 101 waving wildly at each passing car. He was wearing a Santa hat...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Being Present and Enjoying the Time You Have

    By Alexis Apel – According to Donna Lee, being present in the moment and enjoying the time you have is learned through age. She is 82 and has lived an extraordinary life. On each finger she wears...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Writing to Live

    By Lorraine Pestell– At some point in our busy lives, I expect we’ve all asked ourselves the question, “Do I Live to Work, or Work to Live?” This expression is designed to get us thinking about balance...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    50’s – A Time of Confidence and Hope or Depression and Fear?

    By Maryann Ehmann – Turning 50 was not my most favorite birthday. Even the lavish surprise party my family threw did not save me from my slump. Increasing aches and pains, unusual insecurity, and a heightened sense of...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Life After My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    By Lori Kempton – This past week, I was quietly minding my own business when my phone started dinging over and over. It is set up to make a particular sound when someone sends me a Twitter...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • African Violet
    Failure to Thrive

    By Kim Chaffin – A green thumb I have not. I have found that I can keep a cactus alive and with a streak of luck I have kept an African violet alive for just over a...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    From Faking It to Finding Grace: Discovering God Again When Your Faith Runs Dry

    Excerpt by Connie Cavanaugh – As I drove away from the church, it hit me once again how I had come full circle — from darkness to numbness with an exciting interlude in between. I felt hopeless...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    New Year’s Soup

    By Lynn Mosher – Last year, I read a post and the last sentence made me think, “And the empty pot awaits, ready for a fresh batch.” It reminded me of the story of Stone Soup. If...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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