You Were There

By: Julie Thompson You were there at the beginning from my very first breath when my eyes opened to see the loving family you gave me. You were there in the room when my innocence was lost your heart broke at the sight you comforted me through the dark nights....

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Unmet Expectations

By: Heather Wolper Tuesday, was my 40th birthday.  I woke hopeful and excited anticipating the day ahead. My husband was expecting a job offer after almost 19 long months of unemployment. I kept thinking about how funny it was that God had waited so long to provide a job for...

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I Am Meant to Keep Going

By: Christine Fishel I’m attacking the almost year-long overgrown flower garden. Golden black-eyed susans have pushed their way through the taller wild grasses and foxtail. I pull with all I have on the pigweed. When it doesn’t budge, I rip out hands full of clover growing around its base. When...

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The Reasons I Write

By: Julie Thompson I write because sometimes I can’t speak Of everything going on inside of me My voice may be silent But the words are still there Thoughts racing through my mind Longing to be shared I write because words have power To change someone’s life To comfort and...

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Wormwood Strikes Again

By: Mary Ellen Collins *!#&@GRRR!  Wreck on 75-Southbound.  Wreck on 71-Southbound.   Wreck on 275-East.   Every path blocked!  How am I going to get there?  Back roads!  Slower but maybe a better choice.  Thank goodness for Google maps.  I’m in new territory so I’ll just leave the navigation to Google.   RAIN,...

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A Reminder In The Clouds

By: Julie Thompson ​Sitting in a window seat of a packed flight, I look around and notice that I’m surrounded by a sea of people all wearing headphones. Everyone is tuned into their own little world. But then I look out the window and notice the amazing view. Large, fluffy...

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The Writer Within

By: Mary Ellen Collins Dear You, YES, I SAID YOU!  LISTEN UP.  IT IS TIME.  PICK UP THAT PEN AND JUST START.  YOU HEARD ME – JUST DO IT!  The orders are barked at me loud and clear.  Who is this talking to me? This is the kick start I...

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When Life is Hard and Your Mom is Gone

By: Heather Wolper My mom has been gone almost 20 years now. It’s been almost half of my lifetime. I graduated from college without her, got married without her, had my babies without her and I have celebrated milestones and grieved heartbreaks without her. And you know what? I still...

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Reflections from the Journey Retreat 2018

By: Mary Ellen Collins First, I want to tell everyone who prayed for the women and the leaders of the retreat – THANKS! Your prayers were powerful. Satan tried hard to creep in and sometimes triggered me, but your prayers held him at bay. Every one of the leaders and...

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