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Feeling Small

Posted on June 1, 2013 in

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4 NL…

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Mom, Please Listen to Me

Posted on May 30, 2013 in

by Poppy Smith “I hear what you’re saying, and the answer is no.” “Don’t tell me, I know what you’re going to say.” “I don’t care what the circumstances are, you’re not going.” Do any of these statements soun…

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My Parents Need Me—How Should I Help?

Posted on May 28, 2013 in

by Poppy Smith The Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared, is good advice for women in their middle years. You don’t have to live in fear of the negative. But, you do need to make time to prayerfully assess how you and your family will co…

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Confronting Confrontation

Posted on May 24, 2013 in

by Shelley Hendrix Conflict and confrontation can be so challenging. When we are riddled with guilt or bitterness or regret, we remain shackled in chains that have already been unlocked for us. It has always been and will always b…

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Through The Eyes Of My Hero, Dr. Ida Scudder

Posted on May 22, 2013 in

by Christine Lindsay Sitting on a hard train seat, no glass on the windows, only bars, nothing to keep out the russet-red dust—what could be more wonderful? There were dozens of places I’d rather go than India—I thought. But…

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The Five Faces of Fear

Posted on May 20, 2013 in

by Debora M. Coty Do you find yourself hocking up anxiety over and over like a Guernsey regurgitating her cud? Does worrying about the what-ifs suck the joy out of your soul? If so, you’re not alone, sister. My goal for my new b…

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The Ties That Bind

Posted on May 16, 2013 in

Recently, I attended a book event in Oklahoma City. My sister flew in from Denver for the Saturday evening gala, but her flight wasn’t until early evening the next day, so we decided to have a “cousin” lunch on Sunday. With …

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Supper at Six O’clock

Posted on May 14, 2013 in

by Carla Stewart Growing up in the fifties and sixties, we always had supper at six o’clock. At the dinner table. Oh, how times have changed! Sometimes it seems like time is moving at warp speed and if I don’t anchor myself, I…

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