Isolated

Recently, I stepped onto my balcony and looked down just as a toddler ran into his father's arms. The youngster registered a big smile as his loving parent picked him up and gave him a big hug.This was so encouraging because I had just been listening to a television...

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Faith in Hard Times

I recently had a blow -- with a diagnosis that I had a rare form of crippling arthritis. As this uninvited guest took over my days and nights with chronic pain, my faith was pushed to the breaking point. Thankfully, God in His mercy has stretched and grown me in...

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Never Too Soon

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)It is closing in on my 54th birthday as I write this and I am reminded of a wonderful quote by the writer, Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had.  I only wish I’d realized it...

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The Fire Extinguisher

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)  As I answered my ringing telephone, I heard a distressed sob as my daughter pleaded, “Can you come up to the house to help me,...

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Out of the Frying Pan…

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)We’ve all been there: The urgent circumstances are completely out of our control. We are definitely “in the frying pan”...

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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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