Darkness and Light

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PADRE4U

It was one of those days. Besides being in the midst of the COVID pandemic, everything I touched seemed to go bad. I was tired, and I was more than a little bit grumpy. The kicker, however, was when I got to the checkout counter at the local grocery store, mask and...

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The Mustard Seed

There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?" Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her,...

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Night Visitor

"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a)A man came unexpectedly to my house one night early in 1969. That was 31 years ago, but I recall his visit as clearly as if it were yesterday. In 1965, I was 40 years old. Having ridden the crest of a long...

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Excerpt from the book: WHERE WONDERS PREVAIL, True Accounts That Bear Witness to the Existence of Heaven by Joan Wester AndersonWhat goes around comes around. And Roberta Eschenbaum, a farm wife living outside Miller, South Dakota, certainly knows this to be true. She...

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You Will Be Fine

Back in 1994 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was devastated. I didn't know how I got it, as it isn't something my family genes have. I was a bodybuilder. I had muscles upon muscles. Needless to say, I went to the hospital and met with a surgeon on 2/21/94, and...

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Moments in the Valley

I remember it all too well, the moment I found out about my mental illness called Bi-Polar. It was a year and a half ago, and my life was out of control. I was aimless, depressed, suicidal, and trying anything I could get my hands on to make the pain stop. I was/am a...

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