Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Decorating for Me

by Verlie Edwards I love decorating my home – both inside and outside. I also enjoy sharing my decorations with friends and family. I especially find Easter decorations fun to display. However, I will be the only one enjoying many of my decorations on this first...

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Coronavirus Chaos: Let’s Fly Forward Together

Our hearts go out to all people affected by COVID-19. We send butterfly kisses to those who are diagnosed with the virus, their friends and family, and for all affected by the work and school closings and everyone affected by the economic impact of this crisis. People...

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I Can Drive Without Glasses!

By Verlie Edwards Everyone experiences milestones throughout their lives. My vision provided several of those milestones. I remember being fitted for my first pair of glasses in the sixth grade. Then, in junior high school I tried to wear contact lenses. It would be...

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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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Looking for the God Thing

Terri Ray's second story is a brief interview about how she maintained the power, strength and flexibility it took to be an award winning Hollywood stunt woman.  She shares how she's experiencing a new version of what power, strength and flexibility really...

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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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Veteran’s Day: No Guts No Glory

by Rhonda Loftis A week after my 18th birthday I was on my way to Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida for eight weeks of boot camp. The good news was that I enlisted with one of my very best friends from high school, which, no doubt, made life so much easier....

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Remembering Hurricane Harvey

by Eileen KilchristAugust 27, 2017 is a date that will always be remembered.My husband Joe and I struggled with Hurricane Harvey and 60 plus inches of rain that flooded 70% of the homes and businesses in Houston, Texas. Now, those memories are yet again flooding our...

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Hiking in the Foothills

by Tricia StephensTen winters ago, I moved with my family into the foothills of the Rockies west of Denver, Colorado. Previously I had lived my entire life, over fifty years, in Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, so moving to the mountains everything was visually...

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When Stupidity Reigned Supreme

by Verlie Edwards Changing the filter in your air conditioning unit is a simple task, right? I’ve done it so many times I should be able to do it in my sleep. Well, apparently, I was sleeping when I tackled this easy job on a recent summer evening. I must confess no...

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The Unplanned “Normal”

By Christie Oates Life is seldom what is portrayed in magazines, Pinterest and Facebook. Pregnancy is not always a quick push and 7 hours later you look like your ready for a romantic date night with your hubby. Things happen, and we are surrounded by disillusion...

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Life is Full of Ups and Downs

by Kay Lynn Means DarlingLife 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 my...

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