Category Archives: Guest Author Stories

How Does It Feel to Be Left Behind?

by-Shirlee Vandegrift How does it feel to be left behind? Were you ever left, or did you do the leaving? It was over 50 years ago that three other mothers and I took turns driving our children to the various … Continue reading

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I’ve Waited All My Life for This

by Mary Ann Rice There are special moments in every little child’s life. One of these is the adventure of losing that first tooth and the arrival of a new tooth to replace it.This is both trivial and momentous at … Continue reading

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The” Real Work”

by Shirlee Vandegrift Recently I wrote an article about the “Real Work.” I admonished the readers to remember the Real Work; PRAYER. In the last several months I was having a tough time praying. In fact I even wondered how … Continue reading

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He’s Got You!

by Alyce Roeder Experiencing a season of change and the unexpected… these words continue to ring in my spirit….words from my King… “I’ve got this..” He says this when I look at Him with that look of uncertainty… that look … Continue reading

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Chances

by Shirlee Vandegrift Another week gone by. Another week ahead. A chance to confess our sins and repent. A chance to appreciate the music. A chance to visit with each other. Thank You for all of the chances, past, present, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Door

Mel Lawrenz In many doorways of the Roman Empire there was a depiction of a god with two faces pointing in opposite directions. Janus was the god of transitions. He looked ahead and he looked behind–to the past and the … Continue reading

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Are You Special Enough?

-by Shirlee Vandegrift If you are a believer you already know you are special.  God loved you so much he created you. He “knit you together in your mother’s womb.” Isn’t that special? I venture to guess everyone has had … Continue reading

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