Oh, Her Again…

The Spiritual Sledgehammer

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10 KJV)"The people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat." (Joshua 6:20b KJV)After living in 34 different rental accommodations, my husband and I finally managed to...

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Wrong House

Back in the early 1960s, I often took on odd jobs in Portland, Oregon, USA, where I was a student. One day, my assignment was at an address in an affluent suburb. The door would be unlocked — those were innocent days. I was to tidy the house and hand out a snack when...

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Oops!

My husband was unemployed, so I needed a job. I was writing a monthly column for a national Canadian church paper, but we couldn't live on that. I was invited to an interview by an American firm that had just bought out the oldest publisher in Canada, and they needed...

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Wiser Behind the Wheel

During my first year at university, I moved back in with my parents. But school was in another town, requiring me to drive there if I enrolled. Cars didn't rust out where we lived, and my father kept an old car going for each of the six of us. I had taken driver's...

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Baby Snatcher

A large man was kicking in my front door, interrupting the nap that I'd been taking with my children, ages three and four. "I want my kids!" he was screaming.There was no time to run and hide, so I bundled my sleepy two under the blanket, shushed them and sat up,...

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Rose DeShaw

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