The Fear of Loss

By Dottie Jo Menkhaus In my journey as a motherless daughter, I have battled the fear of loss many times. It started when I was 13. My parents sat me down at the kitchen table and told me that Mom had cancer. I cried for an hour, afraid that she...

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A Mother’s Gentle Wisdom

By Dottie Menkhaus Certain days of the year— such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day—are difficult after the loss of your mother. The date on the calendar triggers a tidal wave of memory and emotion. March 24 is when my Mom passed away from breast cancer at the young age...

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Where Can I Go?

By Gladys Bell I was never looking to become a pastor’s wife. That was not my chosen pathway. However, it was the pathway my future husband chose, so it became my future as well. But where can I go with this pain? The hurt? The anger? As a pastor’s wife...

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Write Your Own Story

By Cathy DiBella *Watch this video first or this blog will not make sense.” Let me say right here – this blog is NOT about losing weight or eating healthy. I’m just using the commercial to make a point. I promise. The whole point of this blog is what comes...

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I Can’t See

By Mary Ellen Collins I can’t see. Rain pouring down in buckets. Cats and dogs! Think I will take the long way home. Slower, but not as much traffic. Probably easier than the speed-crazed interstates. I don’t know that I have seen this much darkness and rain. The dark envelopes...

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Journey To Forever

By: Cestiny Beuerlein (Guest Blogger) This poem was written in a time that I was fully facing the internal struggle of believing the lie about my identity or finding my way to the truth of who I am in Christ! Thank you for reading. The person inside Is trying to...

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The Voice That I Miss The Most

By: Julie Thompson It’s been 10 years since I’ve heard her voice. A voice that consistently spoke words of love and encouragement into my life. A voice that I didn’t realize how much I would miss until I couldn’t hear it anymore. 10 years later, I’m still learning how to...

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Getting Out

By: Marisa Saenz (Guest Blogger) When I was younger, I remember the times when my mom would gather all my sisters and I up and head out for a drive. We had no idea where our mom was taking us, all we knew was that it was going to be...

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A New Look at 2019 Goals – It’s All About Me!

By: Mary Ellen Collins I think the New Year really starts in March.  They changed the calendar; did you get the memo? I know, I know, January is a distant memory and February is almost over.  And I am just writing about the New Year.  What is the old saying about being late? ...

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Anniversary – It’s Just Another Day, Right?

By: Marisa Saenz (Guest Blogger) Well, here I am again. Three more days, and it will be the anniversary. I think I am doing a great job at pretending everything is okay. Why not? It’s year five for me. (Not that I’m counting.) The fact that I am getting “weepy”...

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