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A Divine Nudge Healed This Mother-Daughter Relationship

How an inexplicable urge to return to her hometown mended her difficult relationship with her mother.

Mother and daughter looking out a window

Two Equals One

“I don’t have to go,” Mom protested as my sister, a nurse, escorted her to the bathroom, ex ...

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Two female friends

God’s Abiding Presence

“Hey, you around?” I texted my friend Jennifer, who was also my manager at the store ...

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Woman holding her hands over her heart

Putting Things in Perspective

“I’m ready,” my mother called from her room. “Fold your blanket. I’ll be ther ...

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A pair of hands doing a puzzle

Am I Wasting My Time?

While I was fixing supper, my wife, Candy, was in her recliner working on ...

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Senior woman praying at home

Stop the Stigma

The theater lights came up and my husband smiled as the credits rolled. Even though he had been ...

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A spread of food

Good Food and Good Love

Old Sarge, as my dad was called, never complained about the physical indignities he suffered as P ...

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Thoughtful woman standing in her doorway

Letting Go

I knew my daughter Danielle would be okay, but would I? Danielle had told me about her ...

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Smiling woman enjoying the outdoors

Smiling the Smile

“Here! Put this up. And get me a drink!” Mom said a little more harshly than I hoped she mean ...

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Caregiven Judy Spence

This Caregiver Helped Her Husband Continue His Photography Following a Stroke

Judy Spence found that a sense of gratitude and helping her husband continue to pursue photography after he suffered a stroke made all the difference.

Senior man smiling

Bringing the Sweetness to Life

When I was a child, one of the best things about visiting m ...

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Autumn road surrounded by trees

Life’s Storms

I can bend, but I won’t break! This became my mantra after reading about how palm trees have th ...

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Colorful autumn leaves by a lake

Necessary Transitions

“After two years, I was screaming inside my head. That’s when I finally knew it was time for ...

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Flowers by a window

Beauty Spots

My mother-in-law Stevie encouraged me to buy a painting. The gold frame held an image of a baby g ...

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Person laying bricks out

Your Strengths May Become Your Weaknesses

My husband, Bob, stood there, angry and immobile. The load of free bricks I was collecting for ou ...

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Jesus stretching out his hand

Walk to Jesus

“It’s important to keep your mother active between my home visits,” my mom’s ...

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