Hope and Inspiration

Praying hands near a bible

Trusting in Trust

“You have an advanced lung disease. It’s incurable,” the pulmonologist told my husband, Ral ...

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Heavenly beams among clouds

All Things Are Possible

I don’t think my mother-in-law will be with us much longe ...

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Young woman looing upward towards the sky

On a Wing and a Prayer

Mom’s hospital caseworker didn’t mince words. “Your m ...

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Bird on a wire

Staying Focused

As Mom and I were strolling along the pedestrian mall, I noticed that the jewelry store across th ...

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Adult woman and senior mother


It’s so easy to fall into the deep trap of self-pity ...

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Starlit night sky

All Who Wander

I was a mere minute from arriving at home, but a dog wandering along the road changed everything. ...

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Vegetable harvest

A Life-Giving Surprise

I was pulling fresh vegetables out of the refrigerator ...

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Rocky cliff overlooking a river

Accepting the Journey

The note from my husband, John, stopped me cold. He’d written in my birthday card, “Many than ...

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Senior woman enjoying the outdoors

What About Joe?

“Have you heard from Joe lately?” Mom asked. I felt my heart quicken. The only Joe ...

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Woman stretching her arms out towards the sun

Caregivers Need Care, Too

Lord, help me! Some caregiver I was to my beloved husband, who was battling lung cancer. I couldn ...

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Adult daughter and senior mother outdoors

The Purim Switcheroo

As with every year, Mom and Dad accompanied us to our synagogue Purim feast. I didn’t stop to t ...

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Mother holding her daughter


When I was 10 years old, my mom became crippled with rheuma ...

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Family saying grace

Not My Illness, but Ours

“Mom, I’m finding your hair everywhere!” my teenage daughter, Serenity, told me, as if I wa ...

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Interlocking hands

A Multitude of Angels

When my doctor told me that my pregnancy was in jeopardy, and I’d have to spend the last four m ...

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