• love
    Don’t Take Love for Granted

    When Laura once again found herself seated alone in the corner booth of her favorite coffee shop she could not hold back the tears. Seeing lovers exchanging gifts and pleasantries over coffee on Valentine’s Day was almost...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Daily Devotion
    February 27, 2017-When The Hurt is Horrible

    By Gwen Smith─ Today’s Truth I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.(Psalm 16:8) Friend to Friend Danita is a friend who experienced a tragic...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Wade and Vicky Mears
    Love Again After 50

    By Wade Mears – On November 23, 2010, I lost my beloved wife of 27 years to pneumonia. God became closer to me than I had ever experienced before in my lifetime. It was through Him and...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • You're story isn't over yet
    Your Story Isn’t Finished Yet

    By Rita Schulte – Sixteen months have gone by since my husband took his life one fateful day in November. Ours was the perfect love story, but somewhere along the line things went terribly wrong. My husband...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Who Holds My Hand?

    By Sandi Elzinga – August 4th, 1961. My husband of but a few moments holds my hand as we walk up the aisle. Grinning. The white-ribboned pews are filled with relatives and friends. Members of my church...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Courageous Risk

    “You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis ~ Dave watched as I carried household goods from one side of the street to the other. Probably, I was...

    • Posted 8 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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  • 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...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Boundaries, Fences and Margins

    By Sandra Bennett – For most of us, life is crazy busy but, here’s the secret…life is only as crazy busy as we choose and allow it to be! WOW! Want to read that again? Life is...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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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,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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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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