In His Presence

"And he said, 'My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'" (Exodus 16:11 ESV)"Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?" (Psalm 139:7 ESV)I sang the following song all morning yesterday. I felt so at peace all day:"Let...

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We Are Never Alone

Recently, a fellow resident shared her story. In 1989, Dorothy's husband of 42 years suddenly died from a massive heart attack, just two weeks before they were to leave on a planned cruise. Her son, John, who lived nearby, was very concerned about her loneliness. He...

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The Lonely American

I hesitated before opening the cafeteria door. I already knew what I would find inside. Two tables would be full of other Americans. They would be laughing and joking and having a wonderful time. Then there would be a couple of other tables full of German and Austrian...

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Lonely in the Crowd

I was surrounded by people but lonely and depressed.My family was turned upside down. A spouse walked away, a daughter left for college and a son moved in with his mom. Only the dog and I were left, and he just lay around and slept.But a loving church family adopted...

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Feeling Alone

"Hey Marty, I'm in a bind. Can you help me," the voice on the phone echoed frantically. Mickey was a regular at the store I managed, but he hadn't been in that day.Mickey was re-tinning his house and had rented a lift to get materials from the ground to the roof but...

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