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The Words I Needed to Hear

Thoughts intrude upon my mind with messages not of my own creation. In the blur of the night following my husband’s death, these words woke me form my fitful sleep: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our … Continue reading

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No, Honey, There is Nothing Wrong

These words came to me from my massage therapist whom I called to tell that my muscles had a rebound effect to her work on my body. I was feeling increased pain and a general feeling that there was something … Continue reading

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God’s Interesting Intimacy

I have long been aware that God speaks to me in a myriad of ways. I love them all, but am especially intrigued by the times when He answers my heart cry with a melody. Usually, it is a song … Continue reading

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Why is Grief so Lonely?

It is often true that people rally around a grieving person. There are probably rare times when a person is so the center of attention as at the memorial service of a loved one. Yet, neither the well-meaning crowd nor … Continue reading

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Finding Jesus in “A Place like This”.

The conception of these thoughts rest in a question that has burned indelibly into my heart. My friend was slowly regaining consciousness as she was recovering from a life threatening brain bleed. She was able to raise two fingers on … Continue reading

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There is No One to Ask

My sister called to ask me if she had chicken pox when she was five years old. One of the realities of being in the top chronological layer of generations is that there is no one left on earth that … Continue reading

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There Is Someone Home

Most of us have heard the crude remark, “the lights are on but nobody’s home” referring to someone with cognitive impairment. I recently found myself in conversation with a person whom, I have since learned, has a known diagnosis of … Continue reading

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I’m Glad God Already Knows

The news this week is shocking us by revealing that every phone call we make and every email we send is recorded and stored. The whole idea seems to not be possible in a country where personal freedom and privacy … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Being Known

A long time friend went with me for a medical procedure today. I invited her into the room where all the questions are asked. It felt good to know that as I responded to inquiries regarding my health history and … Continue reading

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Being Reminded of Who Hears Our Prayers

As I am journeying through a Lenten devotional based on the Book of Common Prayer I am finding each morning that the written prayer begins and ends with these words: O,God ______________________________, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and … Continue reading

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