Trust and Obey

By: Mary Ellen Collins Being obedient to God’s call is not the easiest thing to do. Sometimes I hear His voice and what He is telling me (I often argue with Him but He still wins), and sometimes I decide to do things not knowing that it is part of...

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Praying For A Stranger

By: Julie Thompson It started off like a typical day at the park. I was walking the trails, listening to music on my phone, and enjoying hearing the sound of a nearby waterfall. I came to the end of the first trail, stopped, and looked at a sign that had...

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Growing Through Change

By: Heather Wolper Summer, with all its lazy wonder and time spent creek wading and cannonballing, is over. And here we are trying to adjust to a new normal. Our calendar is suddenly ruled by school bus pick-ups and drop-offs, school planners and reading logs, and we are all grieving...

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Getting Through the Neon Year

By: Mary Ellen Collins I have a friend named Kim who just celebrated her 52nd birthday. She is happy and she is scared. This is the year. She is fearful. She doesn’t want to leave her husband, kids, and family. She is not sick. No horrible diagnosis. No impending loss...

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I’ve Been Triggered

By: Mary Ellen Collins “I CAN SPEAK FOR MYSELF,” creeps into my brain whenever I am interrupted or they attempt to reinterpret what I have said. My internal voice is shouting, “Who do you think you are? I can speak for myself. I DO NOT need you to interrupt me...

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Resting

By: Danielle Ilacqua (Guest Blogger) I have found that after a life altering experience, a game changer so to speak, i.e. the death of someone you loved so much, resting becomes very difficult. It’s been my personal experience that the loss of my mother has led me at times to...

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Fall 2017 Lineup of Classes and Events

By: Mary Ellen Collins We have been diligently working over the summer to create a fantastic fall lineup of classes and events from the Motherless Daughters Ministry. Here is what is coming up! The Road to Forgiveness Forgiveness is a journey. Ever wonder why you keep forgiving the same thing...

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Why A Diagnosis Brings Relief

By: Christine Fishel My mom received a definitive diagnosis last week. My sister drove us the two-hour drive to mom’s appointment for a PET scan. We were very fortunate to have an appointment just five hours later to receive the results, a benefit of her being enrolled in a research study...

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What’s Your Chicken Noodle Soup?

By: Danielle Ilacqua (Guest Blogger) I stood in front of the freezer and had another meltdown. The tears streamed down my face as I felt that same punch to the gut nauseas feeling the day mom passed. The last frozen container of my mom’s sauce sat on the bottom shelf...

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If You’re Losing Your Mom To Dementia…

By: Christine Fishel If you are losing your mother to the horror of dementia, let me recommend a book I just read: Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Copyright 2016 When I am suffering through something difficult, I find solace...

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