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A Difficult Phrasing

We live in a world of both blessing and cursing. Joy and heartache often tumble in on each other. One grandchild is born, another, yet unborn, dies. Continue reading

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A Passing in the Night

A dusting of snow
glows on the grass
beneath the light
mounted on the pole
in the neighbor’s yard. Continue reading

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Beyond Doctrine

It’s hard to get used to something you always avoid and actually returning good for evil is something most of us avoid. Continue reading

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A Peaceful Joining

Her age, her history of colon problems and her recent episode of sickness have made her too weak for surgery. But her condition was worsened to the point that surgery is a lesser risk than the other. Such situations force families into decisions that twist heard and heart around each other, leaving neither at ease.
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Easing Over

It is never easy to let go, to know that the last conversation upon this earth has been had. Continue reading

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Hairnets & Plastic Gloves

It is the raw eloquence of sincere actions that touches the hearts of others.
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Parting Words

When I stood beside his hospital bed in the pre-dawn hours of that March morning, I fully expected that to be my last time with him. Continue reading

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