The Spirit of Love

It was an early Autumn afternoon several years ago.  The air was warm and the sun was bright but I still felt cold and gloomy on the inside.  I was visiting my Dad in the local nursing home.  I found him asleep in his bed.  It felt so strange.  He never slept in the...

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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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Snow

A few years ago, there was an unexpected, unpredicted snowfall in some areas of West Tennessee. Stacy Hayes remembers it well. "It had never snowed this late in the year in my memory," she says. "Daily temperatures were already over 70 degrees." The snow stayed for...

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Thankful

I met Debbie a couple of years ago. Soon thereafter she began to have a limp. Her boss sent her to get an MRI, They believed she had a stroke. Months later her symptoms were getting worse. At this time I was unemployed. Suddenly I got this job that provides medical...

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When Peace Like a River…

Can I Ever Forgive Myself?Grief affects people in different ways. Some grow closer to their family members, others push those close to them away because of their perspective of the circumstances.I found myself at odds with my cousin after the death of her dad. Any...

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