Monthly Archives: November 2014

Unexpected kindness

I received an unexpected phone call last week.  It was from one of the ladies that I sit next to at church.  Bev called to find out if everything was okay because she hadn’t seen me in a couple of weeks. … Continue reading

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Breaking Ties

I sat in my apartment on Sunday rather than going to church. On one hand, I long for fellowship with other Christians. On the other hand, I can’t bear to hear the same trite sermons. Feel the disapproval for leaving my … Continue reading

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The Strange Bedfellows of Fear and Hope

This past weekend my husband texted me, asking me if I wanted to take one of the dogs. He doesn’t contact me often. In fact, by and large he leaves me alone. He said he was getting rid of the dog … Continue reading

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Slowly stepping forward

“In any given moment we have two options.  To step forward into growth or to step back into safety” – Abraham Maslow Sunday is usually a busy morning of getting ready, dropping my son off at work and then going … Continue reading

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