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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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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Nail It Down

By: Christine Fishel Sometimes you get a good look in the mirror, and it’s not pretty. I’m not talking about the gray-hair, eyelids-drooping-over-my-lashes, not-another-chin-hair kind of look. I’m talking about getting a real good look at what is overflowing on the inside and now spilling to the outside. That happened...

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Finding Sabbath

By: Heather Wolper This has been a year of faith stretching, a year of wandering in the wilderness, a year of learning to trust God to provide enough manna each morning to sustain us until we lay down to sleep again. As the months have stretched on, my spirit has...

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Leadership Lessons From Nehemiah

By: Mary Ellen Collins I recently attended a silent retreat. Yes, I said silent. 6 hours of not conversing with anyone.  Well, no human. God only conversations. First question is how in the world can an extrovert keep silent for 6 hours? Well, I can, and I absolutely loved this...

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I Can Only Imagine … A Father’s Love

By: Mary Ellen Collins Last Friday, I saw the movie, I Can Only Imagine. In case you haven’t seen it, go. Highly recommend it. It is a story of the lead singer of MercyMe, Bart Millard. Based on the incredible true-life story that inspired the beloved, chart-topping song, I Can...

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