Category Archives: Faith

Two Years After Leaving My Church: Honest Reflections

I quit the worship band at my lifelong church a little more than two years ago. I typed the phrase “easily the most difficult and painful decision I’ve made” in that first sentence, and its sterility taunted me so I … Continue reading

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Abortion…I was there in the beginning, Part 2 by Betty L. Arthurs

Abortion…I was there in the beginning. Part 2 by Betty L. Arthurs Looking back over 40 years later, it seems impossible doesn’t it that I, happily pregnant, was helping to care for, along with other pregnant co-workers, mothers killing their … Continue reading

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A Manger in the Shadow of a Cross by Betty Mason Arthurs

This year’s Christmas elementary program at our Christian school entertained and touched me. For me, watching children perform is more fun than watching a favorite TV show or taking in a movie. You never know what’s going to happen. Digital … Continue reading

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My Country ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute by Betty Mason Arthurs

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee…Memorial Day Tribute The song, “My Country, ‘Tis of  Thee,” was written by Rev. Samuel Francis Smith in the 1800s when he was 24 years-old. This Memorial Day, May 2017, its beautiful words ring out over … Continue reading

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A Hundred Reasons to Cry or Smile by Betty Mason Arthurs

  I love to stare at this photo of my grandson, Preston, and the family dog, Ella, who sleeps with him each night. Like most dogs, she’s a goofy friend whose energetic play brings smiles and laughter to all of … Continue reading

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My Dog Keeps Me on My Knees

I have to admit, when I am on my knees praying I don’t stay very long as it hurts my knees. It’s down, a few words, and up as quickly as possible. While on my knees in this humbled position, … Continue reading

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In the Meme Time: Hold On

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