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When We Pray For Dying Children

2126 1408 Kaitlin Curtice

Last night when I couldn’t sleep, I got up to walk around the house for a few minutes before getting back into bed. I could hear the breathing rhythms of…

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Bright Possibilities

1419 1118 Jody Lee Collins

“’sa bizzy pace, Boppa. “ “What’s that, pal?” “’sa bizzy pace. All zeese bepo.” “All these people. That’s right, it’s a busy place, buddy.” Allan Jenkins’ eyes scanned the airport…

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Daughter You Are Extraordinary

1920 1280 Eve Harrell

I have a great love for Roses.  Red, white, yellow, pink, they are all beautiful.  Oh, if I could only sit in front of a rose and watch it bloom. …

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Do You Want To Be Made Well?

640 426 Stephanie Thompson

(Identifying with the man in John 5) “Do you want to be made well?” The question posed to the man in John 5:5-9 appears rhetorical. We do not know if…

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Life Must Be Lived

1920 1280 JJ Landis

I found our kitty curled up sound asleep, nestled in a pile of blankets on the bed early this morning. So I let her be, and the bed remained unmade.…

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An Angel Dressed In Blue

1920 1280 Judith Rost

  “Do not forget to entertains strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2 The loss and loneliness were unbearable. I found it…

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Duplication On Chromosome 16

1920 1280 Jeannie Prinsen

As secret as silence as quiet as midnight at the eternal core of creation Your fingers knit invisible fibers something from nothing life from the void and You say it…

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Wandering Girl

1920 1277 Sarah Rennicke

This world is waking and I slide behind a table in a Hampton Inn. An older gentleman sits in the corner, newspaper lifted around his face. In the line for…

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Shadow Attachment

1920 1285 Beth Steigerwalt

The black dog with white-tipped tail and chest, a retriever and Labrador mix, barked incessantly as our family strolled through the animal shelter, begging for attention. We had come to…

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Heavenly Fathers

1920 1277 Mary Langer Thompson

  For Lyn Glenn, daughter of astronaut, John Glenn Thirty-six years ago the sun’s rays, forming a trinity of light, beamed through the stained-glass windows of Mary and Jesus upon…

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Guests on the Sabbath

1920 1279 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

For four October Sundays one of our pastors challenged us to practice Sabbath. He outlined its history, as well as reasons we should practice it. He offered realistic suggestions to…

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When Faith Erupts From Heart Caverns

1920 849 Jessica Galan

I am rail thin, days shy of one decade. Daughter of an almond-eyed beauty of raven hair. Sister of younger brothers—four in all are we. During afternoon walks to Edgewood…

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