Grateful for God’s Blessings

Letter Written During the Flu Pandemic in 1918 – Part 2 “Grateful for God’s Blessings” By Mark Lehman Several weeks ago, the Shoebox Chronicles  ( published a 1919 letter written by my great Aunt Milly to her twin sister Martha...

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My Butterfly Summer

By Nancy Amos I don’t think I ever really sat still—in the last 67 years. There were so many adventures if I would just get up and do them. And I so loved my job, my work—as I called it—that I would put in the long days and carry work at home for nighttime. I believed...

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Perfect Love

By Lucia Hur The story you are about to read is true.  I should know.  I am not only the author, but I am also the mother who has had to endure what no parent should ever have to endure: the report of your child being involved in a horrific car accident, which...

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Sisters by Choice: Bag Ladies

If we’re lucky, life introduces us to people who light us up inside when we see them, and who love us, just as we are. Luckier still are those who get the rare opportunity to spend unadulterated time with such friends in beautiful places. On the face of it, this...

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Strong Woman Hiding

By Terri Ray Going from being a strong woman hiding behind fears to being empowered by grace in strength is like moving from invisible to being transparent. Your fears keep you hidden, but recognition of yourself makes you visible to the world. The subject of this...

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Victory Over Cancer

By Verlie McAlister Edwards September 2019 was an extra special month for my family. My cousin, Barbara Sneary, completed 12 months of chemotherapy and “rang the bell!!” If you aren’t familiar with this tradition, it’s when cancer patients “ring the bell” following...

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Life is Full of Ups and Downs

by Kay Lynn Means Darling Life is so full of ups and downs, but most have lessons to be learned or knowledge to be stored. More times than not at this stage of my life it has become easier to accept change because I realize our Father in Heaven is graciously guiding...

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The Stranger in our Home

By Caroline Kessler SalcedoOn July 19, 2018, my husband and I met a stranger and invited her to live with us. To be honest, she wasn’t the best roommate at first. She stayed up all night, was very loud and never cleaned up after herself. She left her stuff all over...

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My Father, My Hero

By Kay Lynn Means-Darling When I think back on my life, my first thought is the need to honor my heroes…being a true Daddy’s girl, first on my list would be my father.  Oh how I wish I “would have known then what I know now.”   The extent of sacrifices he bestowed...

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