Category Archives: Jesus

Review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

I don’t like other people telling me what God is saying to me. I will discern God’s messages by myself, thank you. So I was very skeptical years ago when good friends of mine presented me with a copy of Young’s … Continue reading

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Colors of Love and Spring by Betty Mason Arthurs

  What is the color of love? The color of spring? Blue? Yellow? Red? Green? Is it the color of a radiant pink garden rose or the fuzzy yellow of a honey bee? Perhaps love is a rainbow of colors … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mother

Today is my mother’s 92nd birthday, the first one since her death four months ago. Today I am acutely reminded of my loss. I will be glad to get through this day, to have checked off one more “first” without her. … Continue reading

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Santa and the True Spirit of Christmas…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Note: This article was originally written in 1994, published in The Annals of Saint Anne and later in Active Christian News.   A portly man with a white beard, wearing a flannel shirt and suspender-supported blue jeans, pumped gas into … Continue reading

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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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 You Long to Escape

Some days I dream about escaping. I picture myself at the Hotel del Coronado (“the Del”) on the southern California coast for three days. By myself. The dream is most vivid seconds before I open the door for the first … Continue reading

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