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18th Hole

The image that Kristi described of Brian reaching up toward heaven as he died reminds me of what my sister Patsy said about our mother’s final hours… Love the image! Continue reading

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H-38

When we choose to overlook small inconveniences, we may find ourselves experiencing great moments…
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In Memory of Vachel Murphy

Even in the cruelness of cancer,
faith still holds in the passing,
shared lives still bear the blessing
of those who sleep in Jesus. Continue reading

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Beyond Survival

What strangers can’t see and even family members might not accurately perceive is the degree of determination. She would have fit right in with the pioneers who pushed their way through the Cumberland Gap a few generations ago. Continue reading

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Better Light

Many days begin like this with us believing there is more beyond the walls and windows of our lives than what we can immediately see. Continue reading

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Isaac Makes Landfall

In the surge of the storm
one finds a focus
so easily lost
in the days of ordinary ease
and comfort. Continue reading

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Recovery

As the nerves begin regenerating after their several weeks of submission, the body begins to be fully aware of just how much abuse it has suffered. From the deep soft tissue to the skin on the surface, all flesh in the affected area has been burned. With each new revelation that was previously hidden, downplayed or only vaguely mentioned, patients like Freeda must cope with the deeper dimensions of agonizing physical elements. Continue reading

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