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The Light of Christmas

  “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” What does this mean to you? I love this quote, yet without a light how does it work? By thirteen, my parents war-zone marriage and divorce left my Mom’s emotions … Continue reading

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For Those who Hold a Light of Hope…to Help

  Often we don’t hear the words. “Your voice counts. Your presence makes a difference.” So many times those beside someone digging through a dark wall, can wonder if they are any help.   Sometimes we underestimate the power of … Continue reading

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Gaps and Grace. Growing in Marriage.

“You need to give each other more grace.“ Our marriage counselor intentionally looked each of us in the eye last week. Gaps. My gaps stare at my mate. His stare right back at me. And our marriage counselor sees it … Continue reading

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Getting Through the Holidays When Your MIssing those in Heaven or Dodging those on Earth

“I just have to make it through the holidays.” A single friend dropped these words annually about the same time the leaves began to fall in clumps. “I dread this time of year.” It isn’t easy to forget the impending … Continue reading

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Wings of Hope

  One morning  I visited the boys lockdown unit at Juvenile Hall and stepped on a folded paper. Curious, I picked it up—I could only imagine what it might contain. To my delight I stared at two penciled sketches of … Continue reading

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A Song , A Psalm for the Weary Soul

  “I made it through that difficult time by praying and putting on praise music,” a friend recently shared when asked how she walked through a time of depression and angst. I myself have found the Word of God and … Continue reading

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Hope When Words are a Life Sentence

  One morning a few years ago I visited a unit at Juvenile Hall. My spirit was low that morning, but it quickly edged upward again.It started with a door and a breeze… My footsteps echoed endlessly down the long … Continue reading

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When the Father Moves in Secret

Today, I met with David Andrew, a fabulous young collegiate and inspirational poet. I hope you enjoy his heart for God as I have by reading his works! Grab a cup of coffee and reflect on these words. You can … Continue reading

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