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Get Rid of the Garbage

Posted on April 2, 2019 in

by Dianne Barker “I’ll load the car for you,” hubby offered as I finished last-minute details before heading off to a writers’ conference. I’d prepared several articles, hoping to attract an editor’s attention. Having …

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April MTL Newsletter

Posted on April 1, 2019 in

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Move Forward

Posted on March 28, 2019 in

by Doreen Hanna By now, most often, the snow has melted and the tasks before spring challenge us to move forward. I remember the day, just weeks after my husband’s heavenward journey, I was filling out a form requiring a box to …

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How to Help a Hurting Person

Posted on March 26, 2019 in

by Anita Agers-Brooks The walking wounded are all around us—people who are hurting physically, emotionally, financially, relationally, or spiritually. Sometimes, it’s hard to know how to react when you feel awkward or uncomfor…

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The Story Behind the Story in Cara Putman’s Novel Delayed Justice

Posted on March 25, 2019 in

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Active Listening Is a Fire Extinguisher

Posted on March 19, 2019 in

by Linda Goldfarb My nine-year-old son Sammie whispered as his body leaned in close to mine, “Can you hear it now?” “No…wait, yes! That was it, right?” His eyes pierced mine with a don’t-raise-your-voice stare, while …

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The Story Behind the Story in Amanda Cabot’s Novel A Tender Hope

Posted on March 18, 2019 in

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99.9 % Just Like You

Posted on March 17, 2019 in

by Angela Breidenbach In this world, we mere humans love the concrete. We love being able to label ourselves and others to raise or lower opinion. We love being able to say we’re “pure” Irish or Swedish or Africa…

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