Category Archives: Grief

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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Until Death Do Us Part…by Linda Carlblom

We filed into the quiet church, some of us hand-in-hand. One by one we came and sat with the rest of our group. We were overjoyed to see each other, all smiles, hugs, and leg pats, even though we’d seen … Continue reading

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Easter and Last Suppers by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Easter season is upon us and it’s a time when we Christians celebrate the time Jesus rose from the dead. Throughout the year we also have communion to remember the last supper Jesus had with his twelve disciples before … Continue reading

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Dancing with Jesus . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

My mother passed away in 2004. She suffered from many ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis, virtual blindness, and hypertension. She was in constant pain. Her last 15 years were marked by slow degeneration, as she gradually became less mobile and more … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Have a Valentine…Judy Robertson

I had begun praying for a group to critique my writing when I lived with my husband, Jim, on the tiny South Pacific island of American Samoa. I wrote to tell my friends and family about the awesome tropical island … Continue reading

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Trusting Him in the Dark, Judy Robertson

  Where was the husband I once had? It all seemed so unreal. Jim, the in-charge work-a-holic, now was unable to add numbers or take care of his own personal needs. It had only been three years since Jim was … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to be a Friend that Matters . . . by Peggy Levesque

One late September afternoon, just over a year ago, I sank onto a patio chair next to my oldest son, Erik, and allowed the dragging fatigue of the past five hours to drain from my shoulders. We had accomplished the … Continue reading

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Heartbreak

In the midst of candy wrangling on Halloween I received a heartbreaking text from one of my best friends who was about to hand his oldest son off to God. We do not feel old enough to have adult children, … Continue reading

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