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The Unmistakable Power of Loneliness

Loneliness is quite possibly one of the worst feelings I experience these days.  I’ve been a widow for almost 16 months and it wasn’t until probably the last 3-5 months that I realized loneliness had crept in, like a ninja stalking its enemy.  I suppose before then I had been ...

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How To Surrender the Past and Live in His Presence

We have all been down this road before: Everything is going good; it’s smooth sailing, and then out of nowhere, our past rises before us and shifts the focus from our current journey. Whether we are confronted with the sins we have committed, the injustices we have been put through, ...

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Beauty, Fame and Fortune

When I was a little girl, all the things I dreamt for my future seemed very exciting, let me tell you, I was a big dreamer.  Someone must have told me I could do or be anything, and I believed it.  I had a nice list. Basically it amounted to being beautiful, being well-off ...

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Our Hope: Past, Present, and Future

I have been spending a lot of time the past few days thinking of many things about my own life.  Sounds strange, even to me, but I have become quite proficient in pondering.  Just as Mary pondered her situation as a young virgin who was about to give birth to ...

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Peeling Back The Pain

A rapid rip or a slow steady peel? What category do you fall into when removing a band-aid from your wound? Do you grab ahold of the edge and pry away the sticky surface as fast as possible, or do you prolong the separation from skin to plastic severing with ...

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