Wednesday, January 19 2022 - 2:32 PM

Reasons to Live

Hope is the critical ingredient that inspires us to keep trying, even in the face of defeat. Learn what inspires others.

Stranger at the Door?

One fall day on a Saturday morning in our small Midwestern town our doorbell rang.  Opening the door I was surprised to see our college …

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My Messy Spouse

Like many young women in the first years of marriage I had expectations of a lifestyle that included the things of my dreams. At the …

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Snow Days

Was that snowstorm my fault? When everything closed shop and we were told to stay home, I told my niece that I’m treating it as …

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My Addicted Brother

It had been many years since I’d married and moved to the other side of the country with my husband and little boys. Now I …

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The Near Miss

I was so glad to learn that our new pastoral intern’s wife, Jane, was a crafter. In the course of getting to know her, she …

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The Lost Penny

I never wanted my children to grow up. Children are adorable and a constant source of joy. Penny has Down Syndrome and is a granddaughter …

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Treasured Recipe Cards

The old family recipe box sat on many a kitchen counter during our childhood. It was usually messy and overflowing but your mother wouldn’t hear …

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Thankful to Be Alive

One beautiful autumn morning my husband and I traveled along the New York State Thruway, listening to music on cassettes rather than chatting. The year …

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The Kids are Watching

It’s been many, many years since I’ve jumped on a trampoline. But at our granddaughter’s pre-school party a few years ago, I had the opportunity …

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