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He is our Deliverer

By on October 17, 2018

I was afraid of everything, mostly death. I am eternally grateful that I used the past tense form of “to be.” Was, not is. Want to know why? It’s because Jesus took the sting of death away from me and every person who believes. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your […]

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O-O The Omniscient One Looks After Widows

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“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name Yah, And rejoice before Him. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.” Psalm 68:4-5 (NKJV) We’re almost at an end to my series on widowhood. But that doesn’t mean the […]

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HaHa-Humor

By on October 1, 2018

So a horse walks into a bar… Sam and I laughed—we laughed a lot.  It got so “bad” that we would only have to say a punchline to crack up together.  He told me he laughed harder hearing me laugh than at whatever the two of us were laughing at. That’s five times I used […]

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Women – the second “W” in widowhood

By on September 4, 2018

Women The second “W” of widowhood brought a delightful surprise, a large group of girlfriends, well, women. I’ve always been more comfortable around men, having an older brother I adored. Hanging around his friends taught me that men are direct—no hidden agendas for them. I like that because you usually know where you stand with […]

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Favored with an agent!

By on July 6, 2018

Before I went to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference this year (my second), I prayed for favor with all the people with whom I would connect. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV) says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works […]

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It’s Here!

By on June 21, 2018

It’s now available! I am privileged to be part of this Bible study compilation. If you click on the link, it will take you straight to Amazon, and if you buy a copy, I will (if you live relativeley close) be sure to sign your copy. If you live far away, I’ll send to you […]

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Widowhood – D is for depression

By on June 12, 2018

DEPRESSION. Do you mind if I say it this way? It sucks. It’s a calamity we were not created to endure (yeah, I called it a calamity). Instead, the Fall (Genesis 3) brought everything that is counter to a life full of health and joy. Sin entered, and so did the big D word—death. We can […]

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The Immanuel Effect

By on May 2, 2018

Ever been sick? We all have or will be. Even the healthiest of us gets a sniffle now and then. And the sweetest, best person you know can get cancer. Shoot; that stinks. But you know what’s worse? Getting sick without knowing Immanuel (Jesus). Immanuel means, “God with us.” Think about that. It’s amazing. John […]

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Agent! O, agent!

By on April 26, 2018

Bob Hostetler, he did it. He up and rejected my book proposal. Marshall offered to “go Youngstown” on him, but we opted to let him live. 😹 When I saw his email, which arrived less than two weeks after I submitted the book proposal for Someplace to Be Somebody, Marshall Brandon’s memoir, I was excited. “Wow, […]

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