Whenever You’re In Trouble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BrVYciS-PU Sandy Sandefur was born in Canada to a mother who was not ready to understand what it was like to raise a child with Cerebral Palsy. As a result, she was put up for adoption and was adopted by her mother Jean who lived in...

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A Reason To Fight

By Anna Harwin As the family scapegoat for a drunken stepfather, I knew it wasn’t safe to go home.   Too many meals missed, too many head ringing punches, too little sleep, I knew I wouldn’t survive if I couldn’t find a place to go and so, one night at the age of 12,...

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It Is Well

By Lynette Norris On Wednesday, November 25, 2014, we were completely blindsided by the news that I had Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer with two inoperable tumors in my pelvis.  I won't ever forget telling my daughters this news.  I felt as though I was telling them that I was...

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Sweet Sixteen

By Brigette Neal It was Friday night, my friend had convinced me there was a "great" party we needed to check out, in a neighborhood near ours. Our usual drill was sneaking out her bedroom window, either walking somewhere to attend a "great" party, or sneaking her...

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Heartbeat of Love

By Missy Stagers Life ….the beating heart, the breath we take in, the moment we become aware of living. This is just simply about a sliver in time, when all those things came to one second and decision of whether my daughter was going to take the next step…a heart...

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How Sweet This Perspective Is

By Clare Buie Chaney How Sweet This Perspective Is! “There is never enough time to do or say all the things we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can with the time that you have. Time is short and suddenly you’re not there any more.” A Christmas...

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Slaying Dragons

By Clare Buie Chaney “You need only arm yourself with perseverance, empowering thoughts, loved ones, and laughter and cradle yourself in the love of your God…and oh, what an adventure life will be!” I would like to share the words I have gleaned from others regarding...

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Sharing The Light

By Julia Benkoski I have been given last rites three times. I’ve been told that I was dying, to get Hospice and go home to die. Total darkness engulfed me like a vast, sucking whirlpool. I was suddenly alone in a room of people. My husband continued to work on his...

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