Relationships & Spirituality

Stories about relationships, emotional and spiritual well-being

What Is Your Legacy?

By Edie Weinstein                                                                          My friend Lisa Gidholm issued this invitation yesterday and it was one I couldn’t decline since death has been on my mind a great deal lately. “I am looking for a Volunteer....

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Altruism and The Common Good

                                   By Edie Weinstein You’re standing in a supermarket checkout line with a basket full of groceries and you notice the person behind you attempting to juggle five or six items while calming a crying toddler who is way past nap time....

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Did Someone Say New Normal?

by Edie Weinstein Among the terminology added to the vernacular in the past few months in the face of COVID-19, along with ‘flattening the curve,’ ‘social distancing,’ and ‘essential businesses,’ is ‘new normal’.  The first time I heard that phrase was when I was in...

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God Has Got This

by Misty Raley Gassaway When I was 11, I got bullied for my pale skin, gross glasses, big forehead, sensitivity & excessive smiling. Random, but a very specific list. #mistymusings It was a rough environment and the haters didn’t mess around. School had a pretty...

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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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