Category Archives: Forgivness

Today I am Sad…But Not Without Hope

I am very sad. I know it will not always be so, but today, I am very sad. My mother died one month ago. I miss her. She lived with us the last 20 years of her life. I was … Continue reading

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When Your Child is Hurt by Someone’s Words…by Linda Carlblom

(This post first appeared on Parenting With a Smile, Jan. 28, 2015) I remember my children crying from time to time because another child said something either to them or about them that hurt their feelings. Maybe it was simple … Continue reading

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Always Reason to Celebrate

December first–one of my favorite days of the year!  The beginning of the most celebrated month. School programs, cookie exchanges, church festivities, baking, shopping, decorating…busy, busy, busy. It’s become such a big deal that whole books have been written on … Continue reading

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Be at Rest

I crave the Word of God more and more these days. Not so much for its comfort, although that is surely there, and welcome in these days…these days of terror, disease, disaster. Not so much for its promise of eternal … 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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Abortion…I was there in the beginning, Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs

  Abortion…I was there in the beginning. Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs Over the years, many people have distanced themselves from the abortion debate until recently they learned of Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts from pre-born babies. Undercover … Continue reading

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I Suffer from Spinners

I suffer from a common yet rarely-diagnosed condition called “spinners.” You may be familiar with the symptoms. You may even suffer from it like I do, yet not even know it is a real THING. Oh yes, it is real. … Continue reading

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